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From: "Andrew Phelps <dis_course@yahoo.com>"

To: S-ACC@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [S-ACC] structural competency event

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7:31 AM

 

Hi

Structural violence is the prevailing concern regarding the present system of "mental illness." Culture change means grassroots transformation of the social dynamic.

A current project aimed at the concern for such transformation is the conference organized in Berkeley, CA for November 4th  here - called New Responses to Inequity and Discrimination in Health and Welfare. The conference is free, 12N to 6PM, and activists (including S-ACC members) are encouraged to attend.

That project extends the "Rad-Med" work process pulled together by the anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes - and others - following the 2013 Critical Psychiatry workshop  here. That comes as a low-key activism which evidently embraces the "social accountability" perspective: The rad-med announcements google group may be reached from the [Rad-Med] website  here.

Also, Delphine Brody and I have initiated a client/survivor based work project in that structural competency frame, which we are calling "Disability Justice, Harm Reduction, and Paradigm Shift." The contact would be  disabilityjustice@batstar.net  and people would be encouraged to engage.

 

Andrew