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Exploring black disabled identity & becoming politically disabled with Leroy Moore Jr.

March 23, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

An illustration of a black man in a wheelchair sitting on a porch, while two black disabled people (one man and one woman) look down on him from above.

An illustration of a black man in a wheelchair sitting on a porch, while two black disabled people (one man and one woman) look down on him from above.

In this webinar, Leroy F. Moore Jr. will talk about his new book (Black Disabled Ancestors), his work, and about Black disability issues.

Leroy’s book, Black Disabled Ancestors, tells the stories of black disabled activists that came before us:

We say that our ancestors are resting in peace but I argue that our Black Disabled Ancestors can’t rest in peace because their stories are incomplete and have a lot to teach us today. Black disabled people have ancestors who left knowledge, art, music, culture, politics and a lot of pain for us to pick up, build on, and to tell the harsh truth.

Leroy’s international collective, Krip-Hop Nation, organized the 2019 Disabled African Musicians Festival that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area, and with Poor Magazine and Congo Handicap will be giving an upcoming United Nations joint talk in June 2020. Krip-Hop Nation also has partnered with a South African organization, LooksAbility, to put on an international disability art festival in December 2020.

Also, Leroy will talk about Black disability issues in our world today, ranging from what presidential candidates need to know to the need for Black Disability Studies to representation in cultural works.

About the presenter: From Harvard to The Whitney Museum to Media Engagement for Disability in Johannesburg South Africa, Leroy Moore has more than twenty years of activism, journalism, writing, lecturing on race and disability. Black disabled poet, activist and author of three books on Black Disabled issues from poetry to children books to his recent graphic novel, Krip-HopVol. 1 that was publish in 2019 by Poor Press. After writing Black Disabled Art History 101 in 2017, he was visited more often by Black disabled ancestors who pushed him to write his most recent book, Black Disabled Ancestors, under Poor Press of Poor Magazine. Also in 2020, Leroy under Krip-Hop Nation will be hosting Black Disabled Komics Karacters Summit/Krip-Hop Visual Art Show.

Leroy F. Moore Jr., Founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, has written the column “Illin-N-Chillin” for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding member of National Black Disability Coalition and activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped started organizations like Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization to Sins Invalid to Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes film documentary, Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books and children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press.

Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. Moore has wrote, sang and collaborated to do music videos on Black disabled men. In July 2019 Leroy Moore under Krip-Hop Nation has organized African Disabled Musicians San Francisco Bay Area Tour with disabled musicians from Uganda, Tanzina and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2020 Leroy Moore will also publish a book about Black disabled young men under SoulfulMediaWorks.


March 23, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Partners for Youth with Disabilities
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