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Being Black+Disabled, Then and Now Community Forum

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Wayne County Community College NW Campus

8200 Outer Drive West

Larry K. Lewis Education Center (LEC) – Room: LEC: Media Lab

Detroit, MI 48219

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This event will explore the historical experiences of African Americans with Disabilities and analyze the current issues of today.

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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, Senior Executive Director of Special Education Detroit Public Community School District

Leroy Moore, Disability Activist, Founder of Krip Hop

Alia Harvey Quinn, Executive Director of Force Detroit

Kenya Harper Black, Supervisor/ Mentor, Michigan Family Alliance

Camille Proctor, Founder of The Color of Autism Foundation

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

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Wayne County Community College NW Campus

8200 Outer Drive West

Larry K. Lewis Education Center (LEC) – Room: LEC: Media Lab

Detroit, MI 48219

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