Mad Pride! At the 2012 Oregon Country Fair – the enormous, creative and historic festival in the woods – the clown/physician/psychiatric survivor Patch Adams will receive the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment Award, in Community Village, via MindFreedom International. Don’t miss it!


When Jul 14, 2012
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Community Village, Oregon Country Fair, near Veneta Oregon
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Contact Phone 541-345-9106
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Patch Adams is Honorary Chair of IAACMPatch Adams is the famous clown/physician/psychiatric survivor who has dedicated his life to changing the medical system, and who inspired the Academy-Award winning film named after him. 

The movement to change the mental health system – also known as the ‘mad movement’ – is giving him an award while he again performs at the astounding Oregon Country Fair, where thousands gather in the woods each year for ‘psychospiritual rejuvenation for all.’

Specifically, MindFreedom International is giving Patch an award for his leadership in the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment (IAACM), which was a dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. In more than a dozen speeches and essays for a decade, MLK said the salvation of the world lies in the hands of creative folks psychologists would call ‘maladjusted.’ MLK said repeatedly the world was in dire need of the IAACM!

Join us! When Patch finishes his 1:10 pm performance at Left Bank in OCF, he’ll do a book signing and rest. Then join us at 2:30 pm for a creative procession from Left Bank to Community Village Green. 

There at 3:00 pm in the Community Village Green, we’ll give Patch his award, and engage in other creative activities… You are encouraged to join the fun. You can also find us before or after in the Doors of Expression Booth in Community Village (by Wild Edibles, in the “Normal Free Zone.”)

The award will be a plaque – acknowledging Patch’s “lunacy promotion,” by professional psychiatric survivor artist Tim Boyden. 

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