American Psychiatric Association Protest Update May 22

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@arcos.org)
Sat, 23 May 1998 00:13:48 -0400


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#  PROTEST AT THE A.P.A. CONVENTION!
#  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1998  7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
#  METRO CONVENTION CENTRE
#  255 FRONT ST. W. AT JOHN ST.
#  TORONTO, CANADA
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Our information package is almost complete! Eight pages of
survivor-authored material on the emotional impact of coercive
treatment, the side effects of drugs, combating media bias and a mission
statement for PACT. This package is being prepared with the idea of
primarily being distributed to the media although it will be made
available to interested members of the public as well.

A series of smaller mass-produced handouts are also being crafted to
kinda tickle peoples' brain cells with - much more educational and safer
than psych. drugs for sure! I hope to make much of this material
available on the 'Net within a few days and it will also be distributed
locally by fax. A press release has been drafted and will be distributed
on Wednesday next week, with a followup on June 1. New endorsements have
been received from Toronto Action for Social Change, community radio
station CKLN-FM (88.1) The University of Toronto chapter of the Ontario
Public Interest Research Group  and the Chatham/Kent Women's Centre in
southwestern Ontario.

Confirmed - Morgan W. Brown will be making the trip to Toronto from
Montpelier, Vermont to join us on June 3! It was largely due to Morgan's
efforts that Vermont's forced drugging bill has received the
controversial public response it has, rather than being quietly pushed
through as is more typical of such legislation. And it isn't over yet...
I understand there is supposed to be a protest in front of the Vermont
State House on July 1st. Other survivors from elsewhere in Canada, the
United States - and now England! - have expressed strong interest in
being here in Toronto on June 3.

That's all for now - C-ya on the third!

Graeme

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