D Center

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Published February 8, 2021:

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February Newsletter
Image is of the "Black Disabled Lives Matter" Logo created by Jennifer White-Johnson. It features a drawing of a raised fist in black with the hand clenched. AN infinity symbol is on the wrist. On the right are the words : Black Disabled Lives Matter" in bold black type. The background is a yellowy orange color.

Black Disabled Voices 

An African American woman standing in front of a park wearing stripped blouse with sunglasses. She has canes on her arms.
Imani Barbarin 
“Crutches and Spice”
Imani is a communications professional, public speaker, writer, blogger, and activist. Imani uses their platform to advocate for representation and inclusion as an African American woman with Cerebral Palsy. To learn more about Imani’s work check out their website “Crutches and Spice”
or their twitter.
Image credit: CrutchesandSpice.com
An African American man wearing a blue suit with a white t-shirt. He is smiling sitting on a wheelchair with plant pots behind him.
Antwan Tolliver
“Freedom Is Fly”Antwan Tolliver was the victim of gun violence which left him paralyzed. While Antwan’s life altered drastically they were inspired to create the company “Freedom Is Fly”, an affordable street style brand that celebrates diversity and comfortable clothes. To learn more about what he does visit his website.

An African American woman standing in front of the camera with one arm crossed and the other arm resting upward wear her fingers touch her chin. She is wearing classes with a red blouse smiling. She is standing behind a glass window.
Keri Gray
Ford FoundationKeri Gray is an African American woman who centers their work on exploring the intersections of race, gender, and disability across the workplace. Keri works with companies and organizations to assist them understanding the value and importance of implementing intersectionality as a part of their business. To learn more about what Keri Gray does, visit her website. Image via withkeri.com

Image is a photo of Black man, Don Galloway, with an Afro and wearing a dashiki holding the harness of a black guide dog. Don is standing next to a white person, Disability Rights leader Ed Roberts, using a power wheelchair with a goatee and long hair. The image is in black and white and is located on the campus of Berkeley in 1974.

 Don Galloway (1938 – 2011)
Disability and Civil Rights Activist

Don Galloway was one of the many pioneers for inclusion standing at the intersection of the Black and Disabled communities demanding justice in the 1960’s. Don became a key player in the early days of the Independent Living Movement and successfully challenged discriminatory laws that barred people with disabilities from serving as employees in the United States Foreign Service. Don was the first blind person to serve as a Peace Corps Director in Jamaica. Click the link to learn more about Don Galloway.

Image via ww.muisa.com
An African American woman sitting on a wheelchair wearing glasses and a floral blouse looking from afar.
Andraea LaVant

Inclusion Specialist & Producer 

Andraea is a communications consultant and inclusion specialist who works with programs that supports disabled youth and adults as well as other underserved populations. Andrea is the Impact Producer of Netflix Documentary movie, “Crip Camp.” To learn more about what Andraea’s work visit their website.

UW RESOURCES

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DISABILITY RESOURCES
FOR STUDENTS (DRS)
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