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Special Advisor Heumann and Senior Advisor Kwan To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on "Going For Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights"

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 3, 2013


Special Advisor for International Rights of Persons with Disabilities Judith Heumann and Senior Advisor and former Olympic athlete Michelle Kwan will participate in a Google+ Hangout on “Going For Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights” at the Department of State at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, December 5.

The Hangout will feature several U.S. Paralympic athletes, who will speak about the opportunities offered by international training and competition for Paralympians, as well as some of the challenges they face.

The Hangout can be viewed live on the U.S. Department of State’s Google+ page and YouTube channel. More information about the work of the Department of State’s ongoing efforts to advance the rights of persons with disabilities can be found here.

During the Hangout, live-captioning will be available at:

PRN: 2013/1520


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