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Being Black + Disabled, Then and Now
LocationWayne County Community College NW Campus 8200 Outer Drive West Larry K. Lewis Education Center (LEC) – Room: LEC: Media Lab Detroit, MI 48219 View Map Jane Dunhamn, Director of NBDC will be the MC.
This event will explore the historical experiences of African Americans with Disabilities and analyze the current issues of today.
This Black History event will start off with Stories of the Elders and a 30-minute presentation about the history of African Americans with disabilities done by Disability Justice Activist and Filmmakers,Tameka Citchen-Spruce.
The second hour will feature a panel of African Americans living with various disabilities and who are representatives from organizations that serve people living with physical challenges, mental illness and chronic illnesses. Topics explored are criminalization and police violence towards African Americans with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses, Stigma attached to disabilities, Lack of Resources and Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Issues of Special Education and Black children.
The last 30 minutes, we want you to be part of the discussion!!!
The event will be Youtube Live Stream at Warriors on Wheels of Metro Detroit Youtube channel
The Panelists are:
Lohren Nzoma, Executive Director of Special Education Detroit Community Public School District
Leroy Moore, Disability Activist, (California)
Alia Harvey Quinn Executive Director of Force Detroit
Kenya Harper Black, Supervisor Director of Parent Mentoring, Michigan Family Alliance
Stacey Young, Parent Advocate
Teddy Dorsette III, Detroit Disability Power Communication Director
Richard Clay, Disability Rights Activist and Member of National Federation of the Blind