Intersectionality and Disability Justice - 2023 Disability Justice Virtual Resource series
Recorded On: 03/02/2023
Intersectionality and Disability Justice
The 2023 Disability Justice Virtual Resource series was part of an ongoing effort by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and Mid Atlantic Arts to provide resources to support individuals and organizations in the mid-Atlantic region with engaging in the essential work of accessibility and disability justice in their communities.
There were two aspects of the programming, a pre-recorded video and live conversation are on the topic of intersectionality and disability justice.
- You can listen to Joselia Hughes and Kayla Hamilton discuss deeply, in a pre-recorded 30-minute video, how disability justice is uniquely positioned to break down systematic oppressions.
- A live conversation with Joselia and Kayla took place March 17, 2023.
View the pre-recorded videos on your own time, and feel free to share them with your networks! ASL interpretation and live captioning were provided for live conversations.
K. Hamilton projects
Kayla Hamilton is a Texas born, Bronx based performance maker, dancer, educator, cultural consultant, and the artistic director of K. Hamilton projects.
Kayla is a 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Her past performance work has been presented at the Whitney Museum, Gibney, Performance Space New York, New York Live Arts, Abrons Arts Center, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).
Kayla has co developed ‘Crip Movement Lab’ with fellow Disabled Artist, Elisabeth Motley- a pedagogical framework centering cross-Disability accessible movement practices that are open to every-body. She has taught dance at Sarah Lawrence College, Amherst College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Utah, and Texas Improv Festivals.
As a consultant, Kayla has developed and implemented programming for Disabled artist for the Mellon Foundation, ArtSpeak, Dance USA, Movement Research and The Shed.
As a dancer, Kayla was part of the Bessie award winning skeleton architecture, she has also danced for Maria Bauman, Sydnie L. Mosley and Gesel Mason.
Kayla is currently in the process of creating a future organization centering the work of BIPOC Disabled creatives, while co-leading the 10th anniversary season of Angela’s Pulse/Dancing While Black, and developing a new evening length performance set to premier in NY at The Shed in 2024.
[Image Description: this is a headshot of Kayla Hamilton, who is a dark-skinned black woman. She has her medium length dreads down. She is wearing light makeup and has a soft gaze. She has her dark-rimmed glasses on and she is wearing a yellow blouse. Photo by: Travis Magee]