Corporate Power & Mental Health Systems:
How we can take our power back
Cindi Fisher has advocated for many years for her son and other adult children in the mental health system. She has accompanied them into treatment team meetings and hearings, and recorded many stories of human and constitutional rights abuses across the nation.
Cindi has been seeking answers beyond putting out fires. She became inspired by the potential that the Community Rights Movement has for creating safe, sustainable, empowered communities and its application for restoring the rights of our loved ones.
Cindi’s extensive research into the history of mental health treatment unearths violations of human rights, often formalized into law, for profit. Cindi will connect the dots to how this happens today, and Paul Cienfuegos will address us by video about the Community Rights movement.
We will conclude with how we can challenge corporate power and assert People’s Rights through a legally binding local ordinance. This is an old form of civil disobedience that has been used in the last 15 years by more than 150 communities in the United States. We will discuss how we can apply it to make local community members safe from the abuse of mental health labels, prolonged involuntary commitment and forced treatment, and ensure their rights and freedoms.
This ground-breaking presentation will leave you empowered!
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR