Category Archives: Disability Justice

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm PDT on KPFA Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they) is a queer disabled non-binary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/ Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/ Roma ascent is the guest. Her work has been … Continue reading

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Cripping Capitalism – Cheryl Green

Listen (29 min) (For a transcript of the first 15 minutes of this interview, click here) Capitalism is about money.  Capitalism is about the 80% of disabled people who don’t have full time employment.  Capitalism is also about how we … Continue reading

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Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … Continue reading

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Movement for Black Lives, Platform and Critique

Listen (29 min) Guest: Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice The Movement For Black Lives posted their incredible Vision 4 Black Lives Platform in late July.  As one could expect, it is most thorough in issues related to police violence … Continue reading

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#DisabilityTooWhite – Call In

Listen (29 min) Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice joins us to talk about the twitter storm she raised with her hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite.  Many people of color with disabilities tweeted about the barriers they find in the movement.  White people … Continue reading

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Black Kripple Delivers Poems and Lyrics

Listen 59 min We’re high on poetry this week… stories of disabled people told to the beat of the heart. And, we’re focusing on black and brown people with disabilities because we’re hosting Leroy F. Moore Jr., and his new … Continue reading

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Justice for Asa Sullivan

People with mental health disabilities are four times as likely to be killed by police, according to the Department of Justice. Please help support the family of Asa Sullivan, who was killed by SFPD on June 6, 2006 in an … Continue reading

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Police Violence and Disability

Listen (28 min) In the consistent violent incidents between people with disabilities (often non-white) and police, the losers are almost always our disabled community members.  This week, we’ll be joined by: Jesse (DJ Quad) Morin, a Los Angeles area DJ, … Continue reading

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Sins Invalid – The Movie

Friday, August 1, 2- 3 pm PST on KPFA. A program busting though assumptions and stereotypes about sexuality and disability.  Our guests, the performance group Sins Invalid, make “an unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility.”  They are … Continue reading

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Race and Disability

Listen (29 min) Black and brown people have always been present in the disability movement and some have played pivotal roles.  Yet our conversation about race is often pretty unsophisticated.  We’re a long way from truly supporting all our community … Continue reading

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