Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Book reading & conversations on police brutality against disabled people of color

Now, the Apr 7th event will take place at Jane Addams Hull-House Dining Hall at UIC.

Police Brutality against Disabled People of Color: Reading of BLACK KRIPPLE DELIVERS POETRY & LYRICS

Thursday, April 7th
Jane Addams Hull-House Dining Hall at UIC
800 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
(Cross streets: S Halsted and W Polk St)

Please join Leroy Franklin Moore Jr., aka The Black Kripple (Author of Black Kripple Delivers Poetry and Lyrics) and Timotheus Gordon Jr. (Local autistic self-advocate, event photographer, and writer) for book reading and conversations on police brutality against disabled people of color.
Friday, April 8th
Access Living
115 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60654
(Cross streets: W Chicago Ave and N LaSalle St)

Please join Leroy F. Moore Jr. for book reading, screening of Krip-Hop music videos on police brutality against disabled people of color. Barak adé Soleil (Disabled artist of color) is joining Leroy for conversations on intersectionality. 

These events are free and open to the public. 
ASL interpretation and personal assistants will be provided. 
Both locations are wheelchair accessible. 
Please refrain from wearing scented products.

For further accommodation questions and requests, please contact Akemi Nishida at

Both events are brought to you by UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development, Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies, UIC Disability Resource Center, Social Justice Initiative, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture and Access Living

Dialogues, re/Visioned

Dialogues, re-Visioned
[A thesis exhibition by emerging art therapists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago]

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Angela Scalisi, Judith Lopez, Naimah Thomas, Cassie Hamrick, Jonathan Monroe-Cook

Cobalt Studio
1950 West 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 20165-10pm (Artist Talks 6-7pm)
Additional Viewing: Sunday, May 15, 201612-5pm

Additional Information
Five emerging art therapists present their art-based theses investigating notions of connection in art therapy. Diverse media explorations - including fibers, quilting, drawing, and installation - guide each artist in navigating hybrid dialogues surrounding identity, language, relationships, material memory, and therapeutic alliance. InDialogues, re-Visioned, art functions as a uniting fiber that transforms personal narrative, professional identity, and community connection.

Judith Lopez, Angela Scalisi, Naimah Thomas, Cassie Hamrick, and Jonathan Monroe-Cook are graduating students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Art in Art Therapy program. The MAAT program explores relationships between life experiences and artmaking and seeks to prepare graduates for careers helping people gain or recover intellectual and emotional clarity, equilibrium, and power through artistic expression.

For individual viewing requests and other inquiries, contact

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