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Date:
March 7, 2020
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Library
Address:
6620 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067
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Parkland Library Book Club: Haben: The Deaf Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4214.