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David Oaks Lecture on the Mad Pride Movement

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A free lecture by David Oaks at Harvard University.

What
  • Conference
When Oct 04, 2009
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Three Decades of MAD PRIDE: Community Organizing By Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors


Sunday, October 4 @ 3:00pm
Lowell House Junior Common Room
(10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge, MA)

David W. Oaks, Harvard College Class of '77 and Executive Director of MindFreedom International, will speak on the "Mad Pride" movement and his experience as a Harvard undergraduate diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. After recovering his mental well-being by using exercise, nutrition, counseling, wilderness trips, and employment, Oaks has since been actively involved in what he calls the "mad movement," composed of hundreds of diverse groups internationally that are run by current and former mental health clients.

(This event is sponsored by the Harvard College Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy Group, the Transformation Center, and the National Empowerment Center.)

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Amy Smith, psychiatric survivor, organizer and artist

From her home in Colorado, Amy Smith provides leadership for the movement to change the mental health system in a variety of ways, from events to art work for the Occupy American Psychiatric Association peaceful protests by MindFreedom International. Amy is a psychiatric survivor, who has been psych drug-free since 2008. She is the former director of Colorado’s statewide consumer organization, and the creator of RISE University, an education program designed to illuminate the experience of labeled individuals and their families.
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