DJ Pastor Rock is one of the 2023 IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Awareness) Award winners!
The honorees of the fourth annual IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Awareness) Awards stand out as champions of diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and in the community. The awards are presented by Buffalo Business First, along with platinum sponsors M&T Bank and Phillips Lytle LLP.
While diversity represents demographic differences such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability, inclusion means a feeling of belonging and how well people are valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to participate in an organization.
The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded DJ Pastor Rock the Semi-Finalist placement for his song "Through My Eyes"
Disabled Artists Note What Brings them Joy
Keeping it Beautiful with Rolling Nation
5 Ways The Music Industry Can Support Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities
Rolling Nation: Lewiston pastor using music to fund wheelchair accessible vans
Rolling Nation story starts at 16:46.
Love Accepts (now Rolling Nation Network) article on pages 18 and 19
Here’s Chris talking about Rolling Nation on WBFO’s Brief podcast. You’ll hear about the challenges, the music, and what we’re doing to help. (Starts around 4:10)
What does it take to start a ministry? And what does rap have to do with handicap ramps? with Chris Wylie
Chris talks about Ableism, Disability Narratives in Scripture, and Disability Justice with Accidental Tomatoes.
Season 2 Episode 7
Chris talks about the cost of wheelchair accessible vans and Rolling Nation with Accidental Tomatoes.
Season 3 Episode 7
Chris talks to two Special Olympic Athlete Leaders and husband and wife team, Lisa Kaya and Kurt Nob
Here's Chris along with other people with disabilities doing their thing for AbleThrive's #ThisIsHowI hashtag. (Chris can be seen playing drums 58 seconds in)
Here is Chris and other friends talking about their experience of disability in Brut's story about the hashtag, #WhenICallMyselfDisabled.