Celia Brown, Acting Executive Director of MindFreedom International, is one of the organizers of the event, along with the Friends of David Oaks Planning Committee.
David W. Oaks is joyfully pelted by flower petals at his home in Eugene, Oregon
The Friends of David Oaks Committee invites participants from Alternatives 2013 in Austin, Texas to a fundraiser dinner to support David to obtain a wheelchair accessible van. David Oaks is the former Director of MindFreedom International. He has given 30 years of his life to activism and fighting for human rights in the mental health system. Let’s give back to him in his time of need!
David has often attended the Alternatives conference and had an exhibit table with the latest books, information, and DVDs on alternatives and non violence in the mental health system. David inspired many people to stand up,”to build bridges between the islands,” to believe they could create a new life for themselves, and get involved in advocacy and activism for human rights.
Please join us for fun and good food on Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Zax Restaurant and Bar
312 Barton Springs Road,
Austin, Texas (a short walk from the hotel where Alternatives will be held).
We will have two seatings for dinner:
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm and
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Please RSVP with which seating you would like to attend by emailing: Friendsofdavidoaks@gmail.com.
The dinner is $25 per person includes a dinner and donation. You can pay in advance at support davidwoaks.org or in person at the Alternatives exhibit table. Even if you are not able to be present in Austin, we invite you to make a donation. The goal is to raise $5,000 which will give a boost to the effort to make an accessible van a reality for David.
For more information, email FriendsOfDavidOaks@gmail.com
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