Sat 3rd October
Rising Phoenix: Music, Race & Disability
Date: Sat 3rd October
Featuring Toni Hickman, Keith Jones and Leroy Moore
Joining WoW from the USA, we have stars of the forthcoming Netflix new documentary Rising Phoenix. Keith Jones, Leroy Moore and Toni Hickman of Krip Hop will discuss how music plays a vital role in the arc of disability rights, activism and social justice, particularly in relation to the inclusion of race and disability. Music has long been used in social movements to bring people together politically and make lasting social change. Keith, Leroy and Toni will consider how music can improve the participation of underrepresented groups.
President of SoulTouchin' Experiences, Keith Jones, is an activist and entrepreneur. A strong advocate for independent quality living in the community, Keith has participated in various issues affecting people with disabilities including housing, education and voting access. Co-Founder of Krip-Hop Nation, an organisation that educates about the talents, histories, rights and experiences of hip-hop artists with disabilities.
Toni Hickman is a singer/songwriter who uses her voice and music to inspire others. She has been featured on the Deborah Duncan Show, Radio One, Shape Magazine. She is speaker and performer for YoungStroke and the American Heart Association, an author, artist, mother and activist.
Writer, activist, and music archivist Leroy Franklin Moore Jr is Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition, founder of the Krip-Hop Nation project, and cofounder of the performance art collective Sins Invalid, Moore’s writing, lectures, and performances illuminate intersections between racism and ableism both in the United States and abroad.