Launch of Boycott Normal

The Mad Pride Street Theatre of Eugene, Oregon, launches the Boycott Normal Campaign with a challenge: Can you out-crazy the Chamber of Commerce?

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Today, 10 October, is considered World Mental Health Day.

But not everyone is celebrating by pushing the mental healthsystem.

MindFreedom chose this day to launch an internationalcampaign to Boycott Normal. Today’s launch celebrates a creative and diverseworld where being “normal” and mental well being can be two different things.

MindFreedom held a street theater in front of the Chamber ofCommerce in our main office’s hometown, Eugene, Oregon, USA. Psychiatricsurvivor activists and allies called on everyone to “Boycott Normal,”and support the Occupy Movement.

What’s called ‘normal’ is wrecking Earth’secosystem… Can you possibly be ‘crazier than normal’?

Today, about 40 activists held a peaceful street theater infront of the local Chamber of Commerce. Three judges in wigs and robes decidedwhether performers with poetry, dance and music were able to “Out-Crazythe Chamber.” It was a Weird-Off!

The chamber always won.