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MFI Radio Live: Mad Pride 2007!

On Wednesday, 27 June 2007, hear Krista Erickson, Martin Rafferty and other psychiatric survivors discuss MAD PRIDE 2007 on free live Internet radio. July is Mad Pride month. Hear about activities all over the world to celebrate being different the psychiatric survivor movement. You may listen and phone in to this Internet radio show LIVE at 4 pm ET at Host David Oaks.

MFI Radio Live: Mad Pride 2007!

Krista Erickson, psychiatric survivor & on board of MFI.

Mad Pride is Theme:

MindFreedom News Show Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 4 pm ET.

Listen and phone in to the free LIVE MindFreedom News Internet Radio Show by clicking on  this Wednesday, 27 June 2007 at 4:00 pm ET.

Mad Pride was inspired by gay pride and now includes events from all over the world! From initial canon launch of bananas launches at "Bonkersfest" music festival in England... to "bed pushes" to publicize the issue of forced psychiatric drugging by pushing hospital beds with manequins to the streets... to parades... to talent shows... and more.

Guest Krista Erickson is a psychiatric survivor who is chair of the MindFreedom Mad Pride Committee. Krista is a 100 percent blind psychiatric survivor activist who is also a leader in the cross-disability movement, and lives in the Chicago area. Also a guest will be Martin Rafferty, MindFreedom Youth Coordinator, who is working with youth to help "screen normality."

This is radio for a nonviolent revolution in the mental health system, hosted by psychiatric rights activist David Oaks, director of MindFreedom. David also experienced the mental health system as a youth when he was institutionalized five times and diagnosed "schizophrenic." For a brief bio about David click here.

If you listen LIVE to the MindFreedom News Hour jot down the toll free call-in number for the USA or the special call-in number for outside the USA as it is given during the show. Please keep trying, sometimes it takes more than once to get through.

You may e-mail at any time before or during the show to and your comment or question may be read on the air.


The MindFreedom News Hour is part of a diverse array of shows on Progressive Radio Network.

On each MindFreedom News Hour you'll hear hear news, resources, and an interview. Shows have covered the history of the psychiatric survivor movement, how psychiatric survivors and concerned mental health professionals are working together on human rights campaigns, and more.

Regular features include networking announcements about successful activism and alternatives.

It's your mind! It's your freedom! Free your mind with the MindFreedom News Hour hosted by David Oaks every Wednesday at 4 pm eastern time.

Just click on at that time and day!


If you have show suggestions, comments, ideas, please e-mail it to E-mail is checked during the show, and your comments may be read live on "the air."

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Peter Lehmann, editor, author, psychiatric survivor activist

Peter Lehmann of Berlin, Germany serves as one of the MindFreedom International representatives with the United Nations, and is a long-term supporter of MindFreedom campaigns and activities. Peter is a psychiatric survivor who has worked passionately for decades in Germany, Europe and internationally with a variety of groups for significant change in the mental health system. Peter is editor and publisher of a variety of books challenging human rights violations in the mental health system and promoting alternatives. His most recent book (co-edited with Peter Stastny, MD) is called "Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry." This book provides chapters from 61 leaders in changing the mental health system, and is available in the MindFreedom Mad Market.
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