Warrior Book Club (Jan.-March): "Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law"

Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Category: Community

Join us as we read our next book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma. The book club is open to all WSU alumni, friends and family and there is no fee to join. Just sign up, secure your own copy of the book in any format you prefer (print or digital) and start reading with us!

The club will spend about two months on each book, so there’s plenty of time to read. We will meet along the way in a private online forum to discuss the book in sessions led by a club moderator. 

About the book: Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious.

Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities.

Contact

Anne Bowlby
3135772167
anne.bowlby@wayne.edu

Cost

Free

Audience

Academic staff, Alumni, Faculty, Staff