“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.”
- E. B. White from Charlotte's Web
Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series
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.