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May is "Protest the Mental Health System" Month - MindFreedom Live Web Radio - Free

This Saturday, 9 May 2009, MindFreedom Live Web Radio show will have the theme of nonviolent direct action: Campaigns for peaceful protest about Ray Sandford's ongoing electroshock, Mother's Day electroshock protests, and protests in front of American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Free Live Web Radio Show is hosted by MindFreedom's executive director, David W. Oaks.



HOW TO LISTEN AND CALL-IN TO THE LIVE SHOW:


DATE: This Saturday, 9 May 2009

TIME: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern USA, 6 pm [18:00] UTC/GMT, 7 pm London or Dublin [19:00]. Show is 90 minutes.

CLICK here to listen and call in live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks

CALL-IN number: (646) 595-2125. Tell us how you will protest this Spring!

No computer to listen in that day? No problem. Use the call-in number just to listen!

 
At least four guests leading nonviolent direct action, including:
  • MARY MADDOCK of Cork, Ireland is supporting Mothers Day protests of electroshock in Ireland and Canada.

  • MATTHEW MORRISSEY of San Francisco is a dissident mental health counselor who is speaking at the San Francisco protest of the American Psychiatric Association.
  • DELPHINE BRODY, Director, Mental Health Services Act, California Network of Mental Health Clients, which is co-sponsoring the protest in front of American Psychiatric Association.
  • AL GALVES, PhD, mental health consumer, psychologist and author from New Mexico. Al attended the May Day protests in Minnesota to support Ray Sandford's right to say "no" to forced electroshock. Al also is speaking at the protest in front of American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco.
Mary, Matthew and Al are all on the board of directors of MindFreedom International.


And you! Your calls, questions, comments, are welcome.

Host is MindFreedom director DAVID W. OAKS, psychiatric survivor, who will be speaking at Minnesota and San Francisco protests.


May is called "Mental Health Month." Make it "Protest is Good for Your Mind Month"!


SO TUNE IN for 90 minutes of focus on nonviolent direct action and the "mad movement," this Saturday, 9 May 2009. You can also e-mail questions and news to be read on the show at radio@mindfreedom.org. During the show you can network with other listeners via live chat.

And mark your calendar for every Second Saturday in 2009 for MindFreedom Live Free Mad Pride Radio!

If you miss a show, you can listen to archives via the show web link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks

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