May 2017

by Kathy Wright, Executive Director, New Jersey Parents Caucus

“…forsake not the law of thy mother…” for it is on Mother's Day, that women who have entered into the most complex institution that exists in our patriarchal and racist society today, are reminded of our most precious charge in life. It is very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mothering that mothers must do and forget the beauty and the power that is given to us through the birthing of our children. We must be careful as we entertain the images of the African-American mother that is offered up in present day society, because we as individuals do not conform to many of the assumptions. Wh...read more

Intersectionality On Race And Disability

Jane Dunhamn, director of NBDC has been invited by the Portland, Oregon Commission on Disability, Office of Equity and Human Rights, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Commissioner Eudaly to present on Thursday, May 18th, 11:30pm.  Ms. Dunhamn will address issues of intersectionality on race and disability.

Topics will include:

- the importance of intersectionality

- double jeopardy and its impact on Black disabled people

- the role of White disabled people to be more inclusive

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am

BLACK/BROWN INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ART AND HIP-HOP

Friday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Whitney Museum Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater New York, NY.

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Friday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Whitney Museum Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater New York, NY.

Bay area artist and producer Leroy Moore presents an evening dedicated to Afro-Krip & Krip-Hop. Black/Brown Disability Art US & Internationally Through Oppression, Invisibility, Cultural Appropriation to Acceptance & Pride mixes poetry with performance and video to share music coming out of US, Africa, Brazil and Mexico, in the legacy and histories of Black/Brown disabled artists and musicians. Following the performance Leroy will be joined by artists Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos for a conversation with the audience.

Moore ...read more