MindFreedom member Moss Bliss of North Carolina announces a Mad Pride event in his home town of Asheville this July 2009.

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when Jul 11, 2009
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
where Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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News Release

MadPride Asheville

This is to announce the Second Annual MadPride Asheville, sponsored by MindFreedom International and Asheville Homeless Network. The event will be held on July 11, 2009 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Old Magnolia Tree in City-County Plaza (with the park near completion).  Other events may also be held.

Says organizer Moss Bliss, “I will be there with a sign proclaiming various things, including the names of important famous people who were diagnosed as ‘crazy’ at one point of their lives, and my guitar and whatever else I can manage to wrangle onto the bus to get me there. What will you do?”

MadPride Asheville says, “We are fascinating, creative, thoughtful people, who are able to come up with a WIDE variety of ways to celebrate this day. Bring yours! Be yourself! Show yourselves true members of IAACM (International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment, Patch Adams MD Chair, first proposed — several times — by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

MadPride Asheville will be held in solidarity with other MadPride celebrations throughout the world, including London, Dublin, Eugene OR, Toronto, Montreal, various sites in Ohio, NYC, Ghana, Sydney Australia, and others. The celebrations in London and Toronto will each be a whole week!  The celebration in Ghana last year had over 6,000 people

Says Moss, “I hope Asheville’s wild, amazing, wonderful, mad community can turn out and make this an event to remember!”

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