Dialogue about these experiences is intended:
o to foster networking and coalition building across social justice movements, disciplines and geographical locations;
o to clarify some key goals in the struggle against psychiatric oppression;
o to develop some longer-term strategies to help us achieve these goals;
o to help us critically examine how we use specific tools for social change, such as the law, science, theory, media, art, and theatre.
This conference is focused on theory and practice that is directly related to developing strategic actions aimed at challenging the power of institutional psychiatry.
On May 9, 2010, the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) will be sponsoring a post-conference demonstration to raise awareness
Tópicos das intervenções:
A Conference of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (Department of Adult Education and Counseling Psychology)
Initiated by the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault.
PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
c/o Dr. Bonnie Burstow
252 Bloor Street West, 7th Floor
M5S 1V6Toronto, CA
May 7, 2010 – May 8, 2010
CAPA is an organization - a coalition of people - committed to dismantling the psychiatric system and building a better world through strategic activism. We see the very concept of mental illness as flawed. We object to incarceration, electroshock, and the vast array of brain-damaging drugs. We oppose the violation of human rights which is endemic to psychiatry. Currently, CAPA members are working on developing strategies and actions aimed at curtailing the use of psychiatric drugs and electroshock