Vilissa Thompson: Disability Rights in Black 2020

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It’s day 17 of our #DisabilityRightsInBlack series and Vilissa Thompson is spotlighting the power of southern Black organizers with disabilities! Hailing from Winnsboro South Carolina, Vilissa is a Licensed Master Social Worker, organizer, writer, advocate, and creator of Ramp Your Voice. Her insightful message below emphasizes how inclusive cross-movement organizing can strengthen community and political change.

We highly encourage you to review Vilissa’s website for several in-depth and beautifully written blogs on Black Disability History and to follow Vilissa on Twitter @VilissaThompson.

“The South got something to say” has become more alive within me as I’ve gotten deeper into my activism as a Black disabled Southern woman. The South is home, and the work to be completed to free our people here is tremendous. Black disabled Southern activists don’t get the spotlight as those in other regions, but that doesn’t mean that our work is insignificant to the movements we are a part of.”

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