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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Antoine Hunter Join CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS
CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS
9/25 DVP EVENT: CONVERSATION WITH DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is excited to invite Alice Wong from the Disability Visibility Project (DVP) for a conversation with Bay Area artists with disabilities and a listening party. A community partner with StoryCorps, the DVP will present selected clips from oral histories by artists with disabilities, and a talk with the featured guests about their passions and work, the creative process, and their relationship with the arts community. Featured artists on the panel include Patty Berne, co-founder and executive director of Sins Invalid; Antoine Hunter, founder and artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company since 2007 and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2012; Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip Hop and co-founder of Sins Invalid; and Jennifer Justice, multi- media artist and lecturer in the Practice of Art and Disability Studies minor at UC Berkeley.
Please join us for beverages and light appetizers generously donated by StoryCorps.
The CJM is committed to ensuring a welcoming environment for people of all disabilities. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, The CJM will be providing ASL interpreting, CART real-time captioning, and large-print programs. In consideration of those who are sensitive to chemicals or fragrances, we ask our visitors to be scent-free. For additional accommodation requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.655.7856 at least two weeks in advance.
Alice Wong is Founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project™ (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture that started in 2014. Currently partnering with Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, Alice is an organizer of an online campaign called #CripTheVote encouraging conversations about disability issues during the 2016 Presidential election. She’s also a contributor to The Nerds of Color and Model View Culture. Alice is Staff Research Associate for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. She is an author of online curricula for home care providers and caregivers for Elsevier’s College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving. Patty Berne is co-founder/executive director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project centralizing disabled artists of color and queer and gender non-conforming artists with disabilities. Berne’s training in clinical psychology focused on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and state violence. Her professional background includes offering mental health support to survivors of violence and advocating for LGBTQI and disability perspectives within the field of reproductive genetic technologies. Berne's experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for marginalized voices. She is widely recognized for her work to establish the framework and practice of disability justice.
Antoine Hunter is a Bay Area native and award-winning African-American Deaf and Hard of Hearing choreographer, dancer, dance instructor, actor, speaker, model, producer, poet and Deaf advocate who has performed and hosted workshops throughout the Bay Area and the world including London, Italy, Cuba, Africa, Peru, Paris, and Rome, to name a few. He teaches dance and ASL in both Hearing and Deaf communities and is the founder and artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company since 2007 and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2012.
Leroy Moore is an African American writer, poet, community activist, and feminist. He is notable for the creation of Krip Hop Nation—a movement that uses hip-hop music as a means of expression for people with a disability. Since the 1990s, Moore has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is also a co-founder of the disability performance art collective Sins Invalid. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition. Jennifer Justice is a multimedia artist, educator, and scholar. Her art practice explores the intersections between disability, technology, medicine, and art. Her work has been exhibited at StoreFrontLab and the African American Cultural Center in San Francisco, the Chicago Cultural Center, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. She is a lecturer in the Practice of Art and Disability Studies minor at UC Berkeley.