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Celia Brown, psychiatric survivor activist from NYC, in Eugene, Oregon; JACKI MCKINNEY, MSW of Philadelphia is a trauma and psychiatric survivor.

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Opal Network quarterly gathering will feature free appearance by Celia Brown, president of MindFreedom International.

  • Lecture
When Oct 15, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Eugene Public Library, Oregon
Contact Name
Contact Phone 541-345-9106
Attendees All are welcome to this free event.
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To download a PDF flyer for this event click here. 

Free Public Forum by Opal Network


Hear two special visitors from the east coast. 

CELIA BROWN (photo on right) from New York City is a psychiatric survivor and a caring leader in the international mental health consumer/survivor movement.

Celia BrownCelia helped pioneer mental health peer support in NYC. She has led a team of mental health advocates into the United Nations, and trained activists in Ghana. Celia is board president of MindFreedom International, and is visiting Eugene for the first time.

JACKI MCKINNEY, MSW of Philadelphia is a survivor of trauma, addiction, homelessness and the psychiatric and criminal justice systems. She is a family advocate specializing in issues affecting African-American women and their children and is a founding member of the National People of Color Consumer/Survivor Network.

Please welcome and learn from Celia Brown at this free gathering.

  • Date: Monday, 15 Oct. 2012
  • Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Eugene Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room, 100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene


Everyone is welcome! Free refreshments.

Mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors are especially invited to attend!

The Opal Network is a nonprofit Lane County coalition founded in 2007 to support the empowerment, voice and self-determination mental health service clients.

This free quarterly public forum is named for the Lane County author Opal Whiteley [1897-1992] who was confined for nearly 50 years in a psychiatric institution.


Thank you to Opal Network sponsors:


• Center for Family Development • City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center • Direction Service • Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council • Lane Independent Living Alliance • Laurel Hill Center • MindFreedom Lane County • NAMI Lane County • Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition • Oregon Family Support Network • PeaceHealth Behavioral Health Services • ShelterCare • Trauma Healing Project • White Bird Clinic

Info 541-345-9106

Accessible. Sign language with 72 hours notice.


To download a PDF flyer for this event click here. 


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