Book Events – Black Disability Politics

image of Black Disability Politics by Dr. Sami Schalk book cover, next to a photo of Dr. Schalk
Celebrate the release of Dr. Sami Schalk’s new book, Black Disability Politics, at one of two (or both!) book release events!

Black Disability Politics explores how issues of disability have been and continue to be central to Black activism from the 1970s to the present. Drawing on the archives of the Black Panther Party and the National Black Women’s Health Project alongside interviews with contemporary Black disabled cultural workers, Schalk identifies common qualities of Black disability politics and prioritizes an understanding of disability within the context of white supremacy. The book ultimately demonstrates that the work of Black disability politics not only exists but is essential to the future of Black liberation movements.

The book will be made available free and open access on October 31 online, but for those who would prefer a hardcopy, books can be ordered directly from Duke at 50% off until Oct 28 with code FL22.

Books will also be available for purchase at Room of One’s Own Bookstore, where $1 of every purchase will be donated to Disability Pride Madison!