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Being Black + Disabled, Then and Now community forum 02/29/20(free)

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Tameka Citchen-Spruce of Warriors on Wheels:
 
You’re invited to attend the one of kind black history event, Being Black + Disabled, Then and Now, A Community Forum on Saturday, February, 29th, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm at Wayne County Community College, 8200 Outer Drive, inside the Larry K. Lewis Education Center (LEC)  Detroit MI 48215. The event will take a look at the historical experiences of African Americans with disabilities and explore with panelists the current challenges now.  
 
The topics explored with panelists are criminalization towards African Americans with mental illness and developmental disabilities, Stigma attached to mental illness and other disabilities, Lack of resources for black parents and black children with disabilities.
 
The  panelists are: 
Lohren Nzoma, Executive Director of Special Education Detroit Community Public School District, 
Leroy Moore, Disability Activist, (California)
Alia Harvey QuinnExecutive Director of Force Detroit,
Kenya Harper Black, Supervisor Director of Parent Mentoring, Michigan Family Alliance,
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,

 

Our MC for the event is Ms. Jane Dunhanm Executive Director of the National Black Disability Coalition. 
 
 
The event is presented by Warriors on Wheels for Metropolitan Detroit.
 
Co-sponsors are The Color of Autism Foundation, The Arc Detroit, FORCE Detroit, Detroit Disability Power, and National Black Disability Coalition
 
If you have any questions please contact Tameka Citchen-Spruce, tamekaspruce@outllok.com

Details

Date:
February 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm