A VIRTUAL SCREENING
PISS ON PITY: WE WILL RIDE
(To stream the film after the event, pissonpitymovie.com.)
Thursday, May 7
11 am Pacific Time
3 pm Pacific Time
(SEE BELOW TO REGISTER)
Worldwide Group Discussion to Follow
Facilitated by Carole Hayes-Collier
Celia Brown, Co-founder of Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability and Human Rights, MFI Board President
Peter Grosz, Filmmaker and disability rights activist
David Oaks, Founder, Aciu Institute, disability rights activist
Tom Olin, Photo-journalist/disability rights activist
- Encourage activism during a time when many of us are still sheltering in place; any crisis, including COVID-19—could be used as an excuse to roll back our rights.
- Learn the tactics used by activists to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.
- Celebrate the history of psychiatric survivors and people with physical disabilities working effectively with one another to promote human rights.
PISS ON PITY: WE WILL RIDE, traces the origins and early history of ADAPT. Beginning in Denver in 1983, ADAPT has become a national force utilizing civil disobedience to fight for the liberation of people with disabilities from institutions, for equal access to society, and for equal rights under law. Through direct action and political savvy, ADAPT has fought discrimination and segregation for over 35 years, playing major, if little-known, roles in key U.S. laws and policies, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Money Follows the Person. With never-before-seen archival footage, We Will Ride gives voice to activists, old and new, who are on the front-lines of the disability rights movement. Policy-makers and civil rights leaders who witnessed ADAPT’s controversial uses of civil disobedience, recount how ADAPT activists turned the notion of disability inside out, showing that even the most dismissed and voiceless individual can alter the structures governing our lives.
“This is a powerful, inspiring film visually documenting ADAPT’s historic organizing of the protest actions that demonstrate what courageous, committed people can accomplish.”
– Ron Bassman, Executive Director MindFreedom International
“I was so thrilled to see this crucial documentary, especially historic, artistic photos by Tom Olin. Sometimes we psychiatric survivors have concerns about whether we truly fit in the larger disability movement, but this movie shows the raw human passion, grittiness, determination and love that unite us all for social justice, victories and in the long run, revolution!
– David Oaks, Founder of Aciu Institute and revolutionary disability activist
You may register for one or both showings:
Register for Morning Showing HERE
11 AM Pacific Time:
Register for Afternoon Showing HERE
3 PM Pacific Time:
About MindFreedom International
MindFreedom International promotes activism to win human rights in the mental health system. To help offset the cost of this event and support our campaigns for human rights, please consider making a secure donation of any size on MindFreedom’s website HERE.
One of the ways that MindFreedom wins rights for individuals is through our Shield program. To find out about Shield, click HERE