MindFreedom director David W. Oaks will be speaking at Oberlin College in Ohio, sponsored by a student organization. Attendance to the speaking engagement is free. A post-event light dinner is free with RSVP.

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when May 02, 2012
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
where Oberlin College, Ohio
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[from the organizers of the event:]

Oberlin College Science Center

West Lecture Hall

119 Woodland St.

Oberlin, OH 44074

Light dinner and informal workshop on mental health activism to follow, location TBA. Please RSVP to aminds@oberlin.edu.


David W. OaksDavid W. Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International, will be speaking about breaking the silence surrounding mental and emotional health, the extreme shortcomings of today’s psychiatric care system, and the intersection of attitudes surrounding disability and mental health.

David describes himself as a “psychiatric survivor.”

After psychiatric institutionalizations as scholarship student at Harvard in the 1970’s, the university placed him as an intern in a mental health activist organization. Since then, for 36 years, he’s been a community organizer in the ‘mad movement’ for human rights and alternatives in mental health. David directs MindFreedom International, an independent nonprofit coalition based in Oregon, with a mission statement calling for a “nonviolent revolution” in the mental health system.

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