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PsychOut 2011 New York City June 20-21


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A conference for organizing resistance against psychiatry



Darby Penney, co-author, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

Robert Whitaker, author, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Jim Gottstein, Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)


Details at MindFreedom.org http://tinyurl.com/3c4o72a Full program here: http://www.mediafire.com/?mq26t2972ox52g9





The purpose of this global conference is to provide a forum for psychiatric survivors, mad people, activists, radical professionals,artists, scholars and students from around the world to come together and share experiences of organizing against psychiatry.


Dialogue about these experiences is intended to foster networking and coalition building across social justice movements, disciplines and geographical locations; to clarify some key goals in the struggle against psychiatric oppression; to develop some longer-term strategies to help us achieve these goals; and to help us critically examine how we use specific tools for social change, such as the law, science, theory, media, art, and theatre.


Over the last century, proponents of biological psychiatry have used the language of science to naturalize the medical model as an essential way of organizing and managing human experience. In contrast, collective resistance against the theories and interventions of psychiatry has intensified over recent years as psychiatric survivors, activists and community members are contesting this institution on various political fronts.


June 20 & 21, 2011

Graduate Center, City University of New York, 34 Street & 5th Avenue, NYC

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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