MindFreedom is one of the co-sponsors of a national tour by the US Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry. Here is current information available.

The U.S. Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry





  • Philadelphia, PA – JUNE 23, 1 – 4 PM, The A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave
  • Washington, DC, JUNE 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM; Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, 1331 H St NW # 350
  • Baltimore, MD, JUNE 25, 12 – 3 PM; Maryland Disability Law Center, 1800 N. Charles Street; Suite 400
  • Silver Spring, MD, JUNE 25, 5 – 7 PM; Silver Spring Drop in Center, 7961 Eastern Ave.
  •  Richmond, VA – JUNE 26, 12 – 3 PM; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Salon IV, Student Commons Bldg, 907 Floyd Ave.
  • Chicago, IL – JUNE 30, 1 – 4 PM; Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue

On December 13, 2006, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) The CRPD represents a radical paradigm shift away from viewing people with disabilities as “objects” of treatment and guardianship to active agents in their own lives, deserving of the human rights and dignity that are inherent to all people. The CRPD has been signed by 139 countries and ratified by 53 countries, and there is a growing grassroots movement of activists working for US ratification.

Some of the issues to be covered in this interactive discussion include:


  • Why should the US ratify the CRPD when we have the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • What are the most innovative human rights principles in the CRPD?
  • Which principles of the convention are especially relevant to users and survivors of psychiatry?
  • How can the CRPD be used as a human rights instrument in your community?
  • How you can get involved in the movement for human rights for people with disabilities.

with Daniel Hazen, Co-coordinator, U.S. Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

Daniel Hazen is a survivor of psychiatry. In addition to his part-time contract as PsychRights’ Northeast Coordinator, Daniel is currently active working as a human rights activist, advocate, organizer, nationally and internationally. He is also active on the board of directors of the U.S. Human Rights Network, and the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, Inc.
Co-sponsored by:  The Center for Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP), The Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY), Freedom Center, The Icarus Project, The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights), Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC), MindFreedom International, The Opal Project, Silver Spring Drop in Center, Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK), Youth POWER!
For more information, please contact Leah Harris, Co-Coordinator, U.S. Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, 202-236-7747; leah_ida@hotmail.com.

Visit USNUSP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=72399911918&ref=ts

USNUSP web page: www.usnusp.org

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