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
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
Introductory Tweets and Questions
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.