Leroy Moore, Jr.

Leroy Moore, Jr., an African American disabled writer, poet, community activist, and feminist, will discuss “Krip-Hop: Who Needs a Label; From Africa to America, Disabled Hip—Hop Artists’ Rhythms” on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Library (Building 1L), Room 103 at 2:30pm.

Moore is the author of a spoken-word CD and chapbook entitled Black Disabled Man with a Big Mouth & a High IQ, and his poems and articles have appeared in numerous publications. He lectures regularly on the intersection of race and disability and is the founder of the Krip-Hop Project, which produces hip-hop mixtapes featuring disabled hip-hop artists from around the world.

Moore is also the co-founder and community relations director of Sins Invalid, a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities that have been historically marginalized from social discourse. His film-based collaboration with Todd Herman on disability and sexuality resulted in the internationally award-winning work Forbidden Acts.

This event is CLUE-certified (Co-Curricular pending).

-Office of Academic Affairs