DJ Pastor Rock (Rev. Chris Wylie, He/They) is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and vocalist from Buffalo, NY who writes music for the disabled, disenfranchised, and disposable. Reflecting his experience as a disabled, 2LGBTQIA+ performer, DJ Pastor Rock's music serves as a rallying cry of justice and inclusion for all people no matter the body in which they live. This message of Love working from the margins in is echoed throughout his music. Beyond his own music, Chris is the co-chair of the Partnerships Committee of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD), a member of the Songwriters of North America (SONA,) a Recording Academy (Grammys) professional member, a 2023 D-30 Disability Impact List Nominee, an active songwriter within Kairos Center NYC and NY State Poor People's Campaign spaces, as well being a longtime vocal justice activist, and an ordained United Methodist Elder. Chris and his spouse, Jennelle, are also the founders of Rolling Nation Network a 501c3 nonprofit that uses his music to help people in need by providing wheelchair van grants. Join Rolling Nation today!
|Sat 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Crip-Punk! Exploring Disability and Liberation Through Music||Commons|