[Hpn] Free Mad Pride evening! San Francisco, 1/5/01

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 19:05:03 -0700


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From: David Oaks - Support Coalition International <dendron@efn.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:24:13 -0800
To: sci@efn.org
Cc: streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Subject: CORRECTION -- Free Mad Pride evening! San Francisco, 1/5/01

CORRECTION

I misspelled a street name in the below news release about the
Friday, January 5, 2001 event in San Francisco, and this misspelling
might cause confusion. Please inform anyone you may have already
forwarded the alert to.

The news release should have read, "Between FULSOM and Howard, three
blocks south of Civic Center BART station."

Thanks to Chance Martin of Coalition on Homelessness for spotting the
typo. He says, "There is also a Fulton St. in SF, but it's on the
opposite side of Market St. from where the event will be. It could be
confusing."

And good news from Chance -- Coalition on Homelessness has officially
endorsed the below Fri., Jan 5, 2001 event, and will publicize it in
their popular street newspaper.

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FROM NOW ON PLEASE USE THE BELOW *CORRECTED* NEWS RELEASE

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NEWS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Free event  *** San Francisco *** Friday, January 5, 2001 *** 7 pm

***** WHAT:

A Free Evening of Mad Pride!

The Movement for Human Rights & Alternatives in the "Mental Health System"

***** WHO:

Speakers:

Loren Mosher, MD, Director
Soteria Associates -- San Diego, California

David Oaks, Director
Support Coalition International -- Eugene, Oregon

***** WHY:

Psychiatrist Loren Mosher will address, "Biopsychiatric Ideology as
an Impediment to Recovery."

The currently fashionable myths explaining the "causes" of madness
are a powerful foe to the development of hope for those designated as
"mentally ill." If madness is construed as a genetically determined,
biochemically mediated, "brain disease" where is the place for
self-help, empowerment, and recovery in this scenario? Loren, a
30-plus year veteran of these ideological wars, will facilitate a
discussion focused on developing a strategy to deal with this
biopsychiatric religion.

Psychiatric survivor David Oaks will address, "Resist the Rise of
Forced Psychiatry."

For three decades, thousands of people labeled with psychiatric
disabilities have led an international social change movement to
challenge the "mental health system." Today, corporate psychiatry is
promoting more and more forced psychiatry, including involuntary
psychiatric drugging of people living in their own homes using court
orders. Once again, the California legislature will be a center of
the struggle to turn back this chemical crusade. Join the resistance!

***** WHEN:

Friday, January 5, 2001 *** 7 pm

***** WHERE:

ILWU Local 6 Union Hall
255 - 9th St. -- San Francisco, California
(Between Fulsom and Howard, three blocks south of Civic Center BART stop.)

      MORE INFO:

Psychiatrist Loren Mosher pioneered the Soteria Project, a successful
non-drug, non-hospital residential alternative for persons newly
labeled as "psychotic." Dr. Mosher is former director of the National
Institute of Mental Health's Center for Studies of Schizophrenia. He
co-authored the popular book, "Community Mental Health," which
provides practical guidelines for community-based, non-coercive,
user-centered, recovery-oriented mental health systems. Soteria
Associates provides problem resolution oriented consultation to
individuals, families, programs and mental health systems. Dr. Mosher
recently gained national publicity when his public letter of
resignation from the American Psychiatric Association was covered in
_Psychology Today_.

David Oaks experienced involuntary psychiatric drugging while locked
up in psychiatric institutions in the 1970's. He has spent the last
quarter century resisting corporate psychiatry. David directs Support
Coalition International, which unites 100 groups in this movement. He
edits Dendron News.

Sponsored by:
Support Coalition International
454 Willamette, Suite 216
PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440-3484 USA

web: http://www.MindFreedom.org e-mail: office@MindFreedom.org
phone: (541) 345-9106 toll free: 1-877-MAD-PRIDE

Co-sponsored by: Coalition on Homelessness
http://www.sf-homeless-coalition.org

All are welcome to this free, wheelchair-accessible event. Bring a
friend! Please post.


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