2018 New Presentation.
Description: Black Disabled Bodies from Slavery to Jim Crow to the Ugly Laws to institutionalization to Reaganism to gentrification to BLM to Disability I.ds all equals the police state. Stay tune for a new presentation tracking how the state reacted and still reacts to Black disabled bodies/minds using poetry, songs, visual images, historical facts, news articles and lecture. For Black History 2018 and beyond.
Leroy will take you on a travel through decades ago to today tracing the harsh reactions that were many times legal toward the Black disabled body/mind dis bunking the notion that this treatment is new thus grabbing the roots of how ableism and racism and poverty were always intertwined and how it is playing out today under gentrification, school to prison pipeline to the height of police brutality.
PowerPoint images with poetry/song of each time period to lead into decision
– Slavery and the right body – image/poem. (Song In A Cage)
– Jim Crow from the elder disabled man to the lynching of Jessie Washington..- images Jim Crow and Jessie Washington (Song Jim Crow and? )
– Ugly Laws Who can be seen & Who can’t be seen – images Susan S book… (a story)
– Institutionalization White & Black disabled people. (images of institutions, jails in the South……The difference Deinstitutionalization to criminalization – (images of… Film The Green Mile, Blind Boys of Alabama story, South Jim Crow )
– School to Prison Pipeline/Charter Schools – 14th Admendment and people with disabilities, new book, the film, articles
– Gentrification to more police – (images of city art, protests, Musa’s music video, …. Stories about city laws like …… Personal stories)
– Crisis Training for police (images of police brutality, the history of training)
– Disability I.Ds – (images of bracelets, I.ds, videos, poem)
Pic: [Attached image is a black background with who drawn figures in white. One is the universal access icon of a stick figure sitting in a wheelchair. The other is a cop holding the neck of the sitting person and about to bring down a baton on their head.]