January 2018

Jan 31, 2018


The Divas With Disabilities project (DWD), is a digital movement created to amplify the images of African American women with physical disabilities. Images have power. They influence our perceptions of others and ourselves. By using the power of images, DWD helps shape the perception of what “disability” looks like by promoting African American women and women of color through various media platforms.   Founder and Director, Donna Walton, EdD, affirms that “We can no longer wait on mass media to decide how to portray us on TV, cast us in a film, or decide when we are good for advertising dollars, Black women, who happen to live with physica...read more

What did it mean when non-disabled slaves were set free?

Slavery ended in the US after the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865; however, disabled slaves were kept on plantations because slavery was connected to the ability to work.  Jim Downs, among other scholars, wrote an essay entitled, The Continuation of Slavery: The Experience of Disabled Slaves during Emancipation which lays out that disabled slaves were seen as non-workers, could not work therefore were kept on plantations to be "taking care of" but continue to work for their “masters”.

Did this separation of freedom of non-disabled compare to disabled set a standard or practi...read more

Author, Leroy Moore reads from children’s book.

On February 18, 2018 come out and support NBDC founding member and disability activist, Leroy F. Moore Jr., who will read from his new children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 and talk about the realities of Black/Brown and poor people with disabilities.  San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck will host the event.

Time: 

1:00 to 3:00pm

Location: 

Main Library 
Koret Auditorium
100 Larken Street
San Francisco, California 94103

Phone: 

415-355-4400

Date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Author, Leroy Moore reads from children’s book

Author, Leroy Moore reads from children’s book. On February 18, 2018 come out and support NBDC founding member and disability activist, Leroy F. Moore Jr., who will read from his new children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 and talk about the realities of Black/Brown and poor people with disabilities. San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck will host the event. Time: 1:00 to 3:00pm Location: Main Library Koret Auditorium 100 Larken Street San Francisco, California 94103 Phone: 415-355-4400

Author, Leroy Moore reads from children’s book.

On February 18, 2018 come out and support NBDC founding member and disability activist, Leroy F. Moore Jr., who will read from his new children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 and talk about the realities of Black/Brown and poor people with disabilities.  San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck will host the event. 

Time: 

1:00 to 3:00pm

Location: 

Main Library 
Koret Auditorium
100 Larken Street
San Francisco, California 94103

Phone: 

415-355-4400

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