Crip News

Kevin Gotkin
A weekly link roundup about disability arts and politics.
Created 08 Oct 2021
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  • Crip News v.8
    29 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, the 9th anniversary of a campaign launched by the 92nd Street Y. If you want to take this as a chance to think about the relationship between disability and charity, I have...
  • Crip News v.7
    22 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    In the last few issues, we’ve remembered the lives of Marilyn Golden, Deborah Danner, and Engracia Figueroa. Today we continue to mourn. Izzy Tichenor’s mother and aunt were joined by hundreds at a vi...
  • Crip News v.6
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    This week, we can expect the U.S. House of Representatives will move on the Build Back Better Act, the large economic and social spending bill in Congress. In the Senate, things will be trickier. Righ...
  • Crip News v.5.1 (Links)
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    The first issue of this newsletter went out on Oct. 11, which means this Thursday is the one month mark. And today marks the first time that we’ve hit a word count limit! This week’s events will come ...
  • Crip News v.5.2 (Events)
    08 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Finally, this week’s events: Until We Are Free on Saturday Nov. 13 from 7-8pm ET on Zoom is the second conversation in a 3-part series on the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer inspired by Dr. Keisha B...
  • Crip News v.4
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    We still have no deal on the Build Back Better spending bill, despite pressure from the Biden administration last week to quell Democrats’ intra-party drama. The 12-week paid family and medical leave ...
  • Crip News v.3
    25 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    It will be a pressure cooker of a week for the ongoing negotiations over the Biden administration’s major domestic policy and infrastructure bills. We are waiting for precise details, but it appears t...
  • Crip News v.2.1 (Extra Events!)
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    There’s a moment right after the newsletter goes out when I’m like, “Okay, what did I miss?” And thankfully, I get kind reminders! Apologies for not including these in yesterday’s round-up. Kinetic Li...
  • Crip News v.2
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Today, on the 5th anniversary of her death, we remember Deborah Danner. She was 66 years old when she was shot by police in her bedroom in the Bronx. Her story fits a terrifying pattern of Black disab...
  • Crip News v.1
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    It’s Indigenous People’s Day on Turtle Island. What a perfect moment to check out this list of disabled, Deaf, ill, mad, & Indigenous writers assembled by Jen Deerinwater. Or push your land acknowledg...
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