Community Events

Leroy F. Moore: Black/Brown International Disability Art and Hip-Hop

FRI, Jun 2, 2017
6:30 pm

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Bay area artist and producer Leroy Moore presents an evening dedicated to Afro-Krip & Krip-Hop. Black/Brown Disability Art US & Internationally Through Oppression, Invisibility, Cultural Appropriation to Acceptance & Pride mixes poetry with performance and video to share music coming out of US, Africa, Brazil and Mexico, in the legacy and histories of Black/Brown disabled artists and musicians. Following the performance Leroy will be joined by artists Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos for a conversation with the audience. 

Moore is co-founder of the Sins Invalid performance project and a founding member and current chair of the Black Disability Studies Working Group, with the National Black Disability Coalition. Moore’s  poetry/lyrics book, The Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics was published by Poetic Matrix Press in the Winter of 2015. He is currently writing a Krip-Hop book, and his children's book, Black Disabled Art History 101, will be published in Summer 2017 by Xóchitl Justice Press.

The main entrance of the museum is accessible, with elevator access to all floors. The theater has accessible seating throughout and ADA accessible, all gender bathrooms, are available on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8. The theater is equipped with induction loops, assistive listening devices, and this event will have ASL Interpretation. Service animals welcome. Please come fragrance free. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.

Free with registration.

This event has reached capacity, but will be live-streamed on YouTube. Please register for the waitlist and you will be notified if space becomes available.

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