Janet Krumm Disability and Media Lecture Series

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The Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, as well as the community's collective responsibility to embrace diversity.

The Lecture Series honors the efforts of Janet M. Krumm, founder and editor of the New Hampshire Challenge, a quarterly news publication for families who have members with disabilities. The New Hampshire Challenge addresses disability issues through a family perspective, providing information about and in-depth analysis of public policy, legislation, services, best practices, and other pertinent issues. Janet graduated from the Institute on Disability's NH Leadership Series in 1988, and the Challenge was Janet's action plan coming out of that experience. Janet passed away in June 2008.

Past Presenters

2009 - Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift, National Disability Rights Advocates
2010 - Keith Jones, Disability Rights Advocate and Artist
2011 - Lost in Laconia documentary film and facilitated panel discussion
2012 - Who Cares About Kelsey? A documentary by Dan Habib
2015 - Spring: Lauren Potter, Actor
           - Fall: Spencer West, Author & Humanitarian
2016 - INTELLIGENT LIVES - A Preview and Discussion
2019 - INTELLIGENT LIVES - Screening and Discussion