Black Disabled Lives Matter
by Jermaine Greaves
[Video Description: There is a dark blue background. On the left of the screen, taking up 2/3 of the screen, is the 'Black Disabled Lives Matter’ video. On the right is a video of Natasha "Courage" Bacchus, a Black Deaf female with short salt/pepper hair. She is wearing an off-white shirt and is in front of a white wall. She is interpreting the video in American Sign Language. The 'Black Disabled Lives Matter’ video starts with a title card featuring a dark blue background. At the top is The Disability Collective logo. To the left is the No Body Left Behind graphic. Beside that are the words "Black Disabled Lives Matter by Jermaine Greaves". Underneath is "thedisabilitycollective.com". All text is in white. This fades into a video featuring Jermaine Greaves, a disabled activist and artist. The video begins with multiple clips of Jermaine dancing in his wheelchair, then fades into a video of Jermaine sitting in Fort Greene Park during the day. Behind him is a cement monolith with a black sculpture of a winged eagle. Jermaine Greaves is a Black man with dark brown skin, short hair and beard, wearing a white sweatshirt, a black cord necklace that holds a key ring, a skullcap and glasses. The recording shows images of a peaceful march while Greaves is speaking.This then fades into a video with the same dark blue background from earlier. In the left corner is The Disability Collective logo in white. Below that is the graphic for No Body Left Behind. On the right is a video of Jermaine speaking. An audio wave in white plays overtop his photo as he speaks. After he finishes speaking, this fades into the end card, featuring the same dark blue background, the No Body Behind Logo in the middle, the TDC logo on top, and "thedisabilitycollective.com" at the bottom]
ASL Interpretation by Natasha "Courage" Bacchus
JERMAINE GREAVES (he/him)
Jermaine Greaves is a creative powerhouse and the organizing founder of the movement Black Disabled Lives Matter. He is a force to be reckoned with, as he has a dance video that went viral with 40M views. Jermaine started a clothing brand called "Not Like The Other Kids", (www.notliketheotherkids.com), where a portion of the proceeds go to kids with disabilities. Jermaine has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, Telemundo, Onmogul, Buzzfeed, and more.
No Body Left Behind is an online campaign centred around the disabled community’s concerns regarding the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, including mask and vaccine mandates. We hope that this campaign will raise awareness around those who are being left behind as the world returns to “normal”.
We are currently raising money to go directly towards paying the artists and Deaf Interpreters who are featured as part of this project. We are relying solely on donations from our incredibly community to support this project!