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Rising Phoenix: Music, Race and Disability

Venue Online
Admission £0-£9.21
Start Time 19:00
End Time 20:00

Joining Writing on the Wall from the USA, will be stars of the forthcoming Netflix new documentary Rising Phoenix.

Keith Jones, Toni Hickman and George Doman of Krip Hop will discuss how music plays a vital role in the arc of disability rights, activism and social justice, particularly in relation to the inclusion of race and disability.

The event is held online, 3 October, 7pm. You can book tickets here.

Music has long been used in social movements to bring people together politically and make lasting social change. Keith, Toni and George will consider how music can improve the participation of underrepresented groups.

President of SoulTouchin’ Experiences, Keith Jones, is an activist and entrepreneur. A strong advocate for independent quality living in the community, Keith has participated in various issues affecting people with disabilities including housing, education and voting access.

Keith is Co-Founder of Krip-Hop Nation, an organisation that educates about the talents, histories, rights and experiences of hip-hop artists with disabilities. 

Toni Hickman is a singer/songwriter who uses her voice and music to inspire others. She has been featured on the Deborah Duncan Show, Radio One, Shape Magazine. She is speaker and performer for YoungStroke and the American Heart Association, an author, artist, mother and activist.

George Doman, aka eorgetragic, is a renowned artist, winning many accolades for his track God-Like, created for the Sony video game God of War II, which won the Game Audio Network Guild Award for best original soundtrack.

Writer, activist, and music archivist Leroy Franklin Moore Jr is Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition, founder of the Krip-Hop Nation project, and cofounder of the performance art collective Sins Invalid, Moore’s writing, lectures, and performances illuminate intersections between racism and ableism both in the United States and abroad. 

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