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September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

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Thursday, September 28,, 12:30-2:30pm

University of San Francisco | Lone Mountain 100 | Handerly Room

Leroy Moore will be reading a selection from Black DIsabled Art History 101. He will be joined by India Harville, a disabled dancer from Oakland, who is featured in the book. India will be both performing and discussing art and performance as integral to disability justice.

Black Disabled Art History 101: Disability representation in children's literature typically fulfills common stereotypes of disability as deficit, something to overcome, or something to fear. Rarely is disability, as it intersects with other identity markers, positioned as a natural part of human variation or within frameworks of diversity and culture. We believe that this ground-breaking book is the first of its kind, focusing on disability identity, art, and culture; and, as such, creates the space for conversations that can move the dominant narrative of disability from overcoming to pride.

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Leroy F. Moore Jr., Founder of the Krip-Hop Nation and cofounder of Sins Invalid, is an activist, writer, poet, rapper, feminist, and radio programmer. Moore’s Krip-Hop Nation is a movement that addresses ableism, or discrimination against disabled artist. Moore previously wrote for I.D.E.A.L. Magazine, and since the 1990s, has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding members of The National Black Disability Coalition.  His books include poetry, a spoken-word CD, and the upcoming book is a children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101, published by Xochitl Justice Press.

India Harville is an African American, queer, disabled, femme of center integrated dancer/dance instructor, choreographer, performance artist, somatic bodyworker, social justice activist, and educator. She has danced Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange, DanceAbility, and is a company member in the Dance Sing Drum Company and Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensembles at Cal State Hayward and Sins Invalid based in Berkeley California. India's performance work addresses racial justice, queer identity, survivorhood, disability and chronic illness. In addition to choreographing and performing, India is dedicated to supporting people with personal and collective healing and transformation from a place of embodiment.  India believes "If you can breathe, you can dance." To find out more about India please visit her website at

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