Leroy Moore: #ADA25 and Krip-Hop Nation and Police Brutality

Leroy Moore, photo by Pamela Juhl

Leroy Moore, photo by Pamela Juhl

Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a Black writer, poet, hip-hop\music lover, community activist and feminist with a physical disability. He has been sharing his perspective on identity, race & disability for the last thirteen years or so. He has studied, worked and lectured in the field of race and disability concerning blues, hip-hop, and social justice issues in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. His work began in London, England where he discovered a Black Disabled Movement which help led to the creation of his lecture series; ‘On the Outskirts: Race & Disability. Leroy is Co-founder of the Sins Invalid performance project and its Community Relations Director.  He is also the creator of Krip-Hop Nation (Hip-Hop artists with disabilities and other disabled musicians from around the world) and produced Krip-Hop Mixtape Series.

Leroy is one of the leading voices around police brutality and wrongful incarceration of people with disabilities and has studied, worked and lectured in the field of race and disability concerning blues, hip-hop, and social justice issues in the US, UK, Canada and the Netherlands. Leroy is also a longtime columnist, one of the first columns on race & disability that started in the early 90’s at Poor Magazine in San Francisco.

Leroy and I talked a bit about issues concerning police brutality and people with disabilities, as part of the first episode of my new show, Intersections Radio, for KBOO Community Radio. It was the premier episode, with a focus on the intersection of race and disabilities as we gear up for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

**This interview features Leroy’s own music

Check out the podcast!

Air date: 7/3/2015

You can also listen to the full broadcast and read the transcript!

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