Creating ‘SPACES’ with James Ian & Zack and Zarek Elizondo

This episode, Judy interviews James Ian, and Zack and Zarek Elizondo. The three worked together with many others to create the song and music video SPACES, which was sponsered by Genentech as a part of the SMA My Way program, which was built to support and raise awareness for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy community.

Watch SPACES here:

Learn more about SMA My Way here:

The full-length podcast and transcript of this interview is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on my website:

James Ian is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and writer. He is a passionate advocate for authentic representation of disabled actors in TV, film and other media.

Zarek DeMarco and Zachary Markel (together known as the Elizondo brothers), have dedicated themselves to completing Zarek’s life-goal list, while also educating others about SMA.

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Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She served as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 – 2017 under the Obama Administration. Recently, Judy has been building "The Heumann Perspective" as a podcast and accessible YouTube channel to broaden and spur discussions on the intersectionality of disability.

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Originally published as Creating ‘SPACES’ with James Ian & Zack and Zarek Elizondo at Judy Heumann

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