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Jul 02, 2011

The many "mad movement" islands need bridges and canoes.

Reflecting back on 35 years of activism in what is called the "mad movement," David Oaks suggests the various fragmented groups and communities need to connect more for emergent activism. [revised 8/7/11 and 1/17/12] read more...

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Rae Unzicker & Justin Dart

Rae (1948-2001) was a psychiatric survivor activist who was a key bridge-builder between the entire disability movement and our movement to change the mentalh health system. Rae championed the National Council on Disability (NCD) report, From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speaking For Themselves. Rae is shown here with her beloved Justin Dart (1930 - 2002), widely considered one of the key disability activists of the last century, and also a bridge builder between our movements. Both Rae and Justin were MFI members. (Photo by Cookie Gant)
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