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2/28/2018 Black Disability History Twitter Chat

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For Black History Month, I am honored to co-host a #BlackDisabilityHistory Twitter chat with members of my community.  If you have been following the blog for awhile, you know that February is special to me in amplifying the visibility and accomplishments of Black disabled people during Black History Month.  This Twitter chat is another means of continuing this effort, and I hope that you will join us on Wednesday, February 28th at 7pm EST / 4pm PST.

Details and questions that will be asked during the chat are below.

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Vilissa K. Thompson, Imani Barbarin and Neal Carter are co-hosting a Twitter chat on Black disability history. The Disability Visibility Project® will be playing a supporting role in this chat. All are welcome to participate, in particular Black disabled people and disabled people of color. Details below on how to participate and the chat’s questions.

How to Participate

Follow @VilissaThompson @Imani_Barbarin  @nealcarter and @DisVisibility on Twitter. Use these 2 hashtags during the chat: #BlackDisabilityHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Each question will be 6-7 minutes apart. If the chat becomes too overwhelming, you can find the questions on @DisVisibility’s timeline and pinned at the top.

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/

Introductory Tweets and Questions

Welcome to the #BlackDisabilityHistory chat hosted by  @VilissaThompson @Imani_Barbarin  @nealcarter and @DisVisibility.  #BlackHistoryMonth

FYI: we will be using 2 hashtags during the chat. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #BlackDisabilityHistory #BlackHistoryMonth”

Q1 Welcome! Please introduce yourself. What has #BlackHistoryMonth has been like for you this year? #BlackDisabilityHistory  

Q2 What does #BlackDisabilityHistory mean to you? How much of it have you seen in your reading and understanding of Black history? #BlackHistoryMonth

Q3 Who are some figures in #BlackDisabilityHistory EVERYONE should know about? What are some moments in #BlackDisabilityHistory that are essential to history of this country?  #BlackHistoryMonth

Q4 What is the role of colonialism, antiblackness, racism, ableism, capitalism, and white supremacy in the erasure and marginalization of #BlackDisabilityHistory? #BlackHistoryMonth

Q5 If you are a Black disabled person, is there a story or personal history that you would like to share? #BlackDisabilityHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Q6 How can we encourage people to create and celebrate Black disabled stories and history? What are some stories and issues today that we need to amplify? #BlackDisabilityHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Q7 Disability history and media has a #DisabilityTooWhite problem. What changes would you like to see when it comes to disability representation in media and scholarship? #BlackDisabilityHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Q8 Every month should be #BlackHistoryMonth. What are some ways we can continue the visibility of #BlackDisabilityHistory every single day?

Thank you for joining the #BlackDisabilityHistory chat! Please keep the conversation going.  

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