On Human Rights Day, the Celia Brown will moderate and participate in a panel in United Nations Plaza about human rights and mental health.

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When Dec 10, 2009
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where United Nations Plaza
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Attendees All are welcome
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[Forwarded message from NGO Committee on Mental Health}
Below is an invitation for the December 10th program Celebrating Human Rights Day, as you have expressed an interest in receiving information about upcoming programs.  Also attached is a membership application for the NGO Committee on Mental Health. We invite you to join for 2009-2010 as your participation is important and also supports the work of the committee for informing the global community about mental health issues.
The NGO Committee on Mental Health                                                            
Affiliated with the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CoNGO) in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations
Invitation to a panel discussion sponsored by the
CMH Working Group on Human Rights and Mental Health

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Embracing Diversity & Disability, Ending Discrimination

The United Nations theme for Human Rights Day 2009 will focus on non-discrimination. Advocating non-discrimination and organizing activities to make a difference in the lives of millions around the world in the struggle for human rights is encouraged. The panel will discuss embracing diversity, disability and ending discrimination for people with psychiatric disabilities.
Date / Time
Thursday, 10 December 2009
2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Church Center
777 United Nations Plaza
(44th Street bet 1st & 2nd Avenue)
8th Floor – Boss Room
Celia Brown
Convener of the Human Rights and Mental Health Working Group; Board President of MindFreedom International
Celia Brown

Convenor of the CMH Human Rights and Mental Health Working Group; Board President of MindFreedom International

How psychiatric survivors are using the Convention on the Rights with Disabilities to Raise Awareness
Gary Haugland, MA
Co – Director Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health, Nathan Kline Institute
Lunetha Lancaster 

Disability Researcher/Consultant
The Right to Inclusive Education: Eliminating Disparities for Students with Disabilities
Lauren Tenney, PhD Candidate, MA, MPA, Environmental Psychology PhD Program, CUNY, Survivor,

The Opal Project, We the People Coalition; and Eva Dech, The Empowerment Center and We the People Coalition
How We are Working for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights for People of All Ages
NGO Committee on Mental Health


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