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The Mental Health System and the Prison System
Date Saturday August 06
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist at Cedar and Bonita in Berkeley
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJulia Glanville
THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
& THE PRISON SYSTEM

August 6th, Saturday, 2 PM to 4 PM, Berkeley
Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Cedar & Bonita,
Berkeley. We will discuss the similarities,
differences and the increasing inter-workings of the
Mental Health System with Prisons, the Criminal
Justice System, Youth Authority, and the racism and
abuse endemic to all these systems. We will discuss
how fear, discrimination, and economic forces play in
shaping these systems as well as the current trend or
hope that the mental health system is somehow a viable
alternative to the brutality of prison and law
enforcement systems. Speakers include Peter Maiden,
investigative journalist who's whose work focuses on
law enforcement and the mentally ill, Mesha Monge-Irizarry,
creator of the Idriss Stelley Foundation, and mother
of Idriss Stelley a young man with a psychiatric
diagnosis who was killed by SF Police, and one
additonal speaker yet to be confirmed. Come join the
discussion.

This seminar is par tof the
Mindfreedom San Francisco Bay Area
FREE SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
ON PSYCHIATRY
which has
THREE MORE EXCITING SEMINARS EVERY OTHER WEEKEND.

For the latest information e-mail us: bayareamfsci@sbcglobal.net

WHAT IS MINDFREEDOM?
MindFreedom, a.k.a. Support Coalition International,
unites 100 grassroots groups and thousands of members
to win campaigns for human rights of people diagnosed
with psychiatric disabilities. Membership is wide open
to everyone who supports human rights. MindFreedom is
headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, and has a website:
http://www.mindfreedom.org/
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 27th, 2005 6:56 PM

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