Here is news and updates about MindFreedom Lane County’s “Mad Pride” skit, The Normathon.
- View The Big Giant Pill as it awaits mounted on the wall of the MindFreedom office, click here!
- Live in Lane County? You are invited to workshop every other week to rehearse and prepare for the next Normathon, during the Eugene Celebration this September! We plan a parade entry followed by skits among the thousands of celebration participants! Our teacher: Bjo from the cross-disability group LILA, who is an award-winning playwright!
- Learn more about Mad Pride 2008 events all over the world, click here!
Is it a skit?
Is it a prank?
It’s a miracle!
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.
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.
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