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Sights & Sounds: Alice Wong's Picks

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Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter-in-place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with disabled activist Alice Wong. 
Superfest

Superfest, based in the Bay Area, is the longest-running disability film festival in the world. They’ve been  screening free films all summer long. Visit their Twitter page for updates on future screenings. This year’s festival will be online and runs in October. 

Sins Invalid
 
Sins Invalid is a Bay Area disability-justice performance group. It’s made up of disabled, queer and BIPOC artists. Their dance performances are beautiful and Alice says sensual too. They host a series of online dance parties and other workshops centered on disabled people. Topics include voice work, poetry,  movement and flirting. Visit their website to see their performances and follow their Instagram for more info on their online parties. 

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

This Netflix documentary is about teenagers in the 1970s who bonded at a camp for disabled youth. They later moved to Berkeley and became catalysts in the Disability Rights Movement. The late Oakland activist Stacy Milbern Park was involved with this project. 

Alice Wong is editor of the anthology Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

 

 

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.
Julia Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement, urban space, and civil rights.