From: "Andrew Phelps" <>


Subject: [S-ACC] role of women's march

Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:29 PM



I attended today the Women's March in San Jose. Many here must have had that experience, in different places of course (and some have the event the next day).

The newspaper says there were 20,000 people involved: I can't say, there were a lot. I got to network with various activist groups with whom I'm familiar. I also noted the "institutional" situation - groups that believe we are "mental ill" and those that see that we operate as people in the context of oppression were both engaged. The difference a.k.a. "shift" that develops would be that "disability justice" gets closer to the feelings of many, of more as social conditions develop.

Thus "Domestic Violence" clinical groups do feel the "embrace," and abstract advocacies for "disability rights" - traditional format - render activists less comfort, or so I observe. We haven't strongly asserted our critical frame in that context, albeit "Mad Lives Matter"  HERE  may indeed come forward.:

Would be good to consider how the full "institutional shift" may be attained.