Being Black + Disabled, Then and Now

Date And Time

Sat, February 29, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST


Wayne 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