Here is news and updates about MindFreedom Lane County’s “Mad Pride” skit, The Normathon.

Updates 28 June 2008: 

Welcome Norm-a-thon-ers!

Is it a skit?

Is it a prank?

It’s a miracle!

See this free online five-minute YouTube video about The Normathon: A Mad Pride Miracle, by clicking here.

Or go directly to the YouTube link by clicking here:

Secret Background to The Normathon, Mad Pride and More!

As part of Mad Pride 2008, which is covered by — of all things — the fashion and style section of The New York Times, MindFreedom sponsored a special event.

The Normathon 2008 was held Saturday, 17 May 2008, in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

The start time was 4 pm, and it was hot.

We met at the Ken Kesey statue at Broadway & Willamette.

We had an out-of-state visitor at The Normathon! Ted Chabasinski is a long-term activist in the “mad movement” with more than 35 years of experience! You can read more about Ted’s amazing life (including forced shock at six, locked up for his whole youth, and becoming any attorney) by clicking here.

For text of The Normathon news release click here.

To download a PDF of The Normathon poster click here.

The piece for YouTube was videoed & edited by MFI Youth Outreach Coordinator Martin Rafferty.

Did you know that Mad Pride activities are coordinated by a global organization named and launched by Martin Luther King called the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment or IAACM? The chair of the IAACM is the physician/clown/psychiatric survivor Patch Adams.

For more info on IAACM click here.

To join MindFreedom click here.

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