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DISABILITY RIGHTS IN BLACK 2023: HOPE LEWIS: LEGAL SCHOLARS WITH DISABILITIES
Today, we celebrate Black History Month in remembrance of Hope Lewis.
As a distinguished law professor at Northeastern University, Professor Lewis’ work often addressed critical issues at the intersection of race, gender, disability, and poverty.
She co-authored the seminal textbook Human Rights & The Global Marketplace: Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions (2005) as well as several frequently cited scholarly articles such as Forgotten Sisters: Disability Rights of Global Women.
Although Professor Lewis passed away in 2016, her continual efforts to protect the human and economic rights of impoverished/marginalized people still live on around the world through her legal research, teachings and prolific advocacy.
Check out this video message for some enduring advice from Professor Lewis read and performed by NDRN staffer LaToya Blizzard.
Photos of Hope Lewis provided by Northeastern University.