University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Women of Conscience

Norma Cantu, Judith Heumann and Debra Gwartney have called upon their own life experiences in books seeking change—in our government, in our culture and in each of us.

Norma Cantú

A daughter of the borderlands, scholar and creative writer, Norma Elia Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio....

Debra Gwartney

Born in Salmon, Idaho, and a fifth-generation Idahoan, Debra Gwartney is the winner of the 2018 RiverTeeth Nonfiction Prize, judged by Gretel Ehrlich. Her hybrid memoir-history, called "I Am a Stranger Here Myself," was published in March of 2019 by the University of New Mexico Press....

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Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann, who contracted polio at age two, was denied the right to attend school because she was a "fire hazard." Her parents fought for her rights as a child. Heumann later joined that fight, becoming one of the world's foremost advocates for the rights of disabled people....

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