Death Without Weeping by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
From: Andrew Phelps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed Oct 22 6:02AM
Subject: [Actmad] an alternative
For next week's Alternatives, the Social Accountability Work Group applied to do a workshop, "Life Project Empowerment and Sensitivity to Diversity." That was rejected ("many good applications") as was an application for a caucus presentation.
There remains an effort to put social change projects on a grounded and authentic grassroots basis. On Tuesday I brought medical anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes to a Silicon Valley community college - she presented on "Madness and Violence" and challenged the conventional paradigm for "treating 'mental illness'."
We wish to change people's attitudes toward the client/survivors and revolutionize the prevailing "behavior management" manner of engaging madness.