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My Keynote at Peerpocalypse Tomorrow Tuesday 7/21/2020

Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Activism, Alternatives, Mental Health, Normalgeddon, Peer Support | 0 comments

Updated: 20 July, 2:26 pm PST I will be one of the five keynoters in the main international conference this year, PEERPOCALYPSE, for mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. Spoiler alert: I will call for REVOLUTION. Below is how anyone can listen to my keynote live and free on Zoom tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/21. (If you miss it, it will be recorded and streamed free.) The conference is entirely on Zoom, and it is now all free (unless you want continuing education credits.) There are so many dozens of wonderful workshops and...

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Peerpocalypse Started Monday, 7/20/2020 until Thursday, 7/23/2020

Posted by on July 19, 2020 in Activism, Alternatives, Disability, Environment, Mental Health, Normalgeddon, Peer Support | 0 comments

Updated: 20 July 2:22 pm PST The main international conference this year for mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors will be entirely on Zoom, and it is now all free (unless you want continuing education credits.) There are so many dozens of wonderful workshops and keynotes, along with a virtual display. There will be participants from all over the world. Unfortunately, unless you paid and registered (which is now closed), the only way to get links for the workshops is through the workshop presenter themself. Again, now...

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Re-establishing My Credentials: Psychiatric Survivor Activists are Needed by the 100%, Now!

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Activism, Commentary, Disability, Fundraising, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Re-establishing My Credentials: Psychiatric Survivor Activists are Needed by the 100%, Now!

The popular blog site Mad In America just published my post about my psychiatric survivor #MadPride #Disability journey since I broke my neck in 2012: (If you would like to hear this as a voice synthesized podcast, click play below.)  By David W. Oaks David W. Oaks, Revolutionary, Aciu! For more than four decades, I have worked as a psychiatric-survivor human rights activist. Then, at the end of 2012, I broke my neck. As readers of my blog posts, such as those on Mad in America, know, I have devoted the past few years to rehab...

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This Thursday 5/7/2020: Free Zoom with Doc and Panel on Disability Rights

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Activism, Disability, Peer Support | Comments Off on This Thursday 5/7/2020: Free Zoom with Doc and Panel on Disability Rights

You’re invited to a free Zoom this Thurs 5/7 sponsored by MindFreedom International. Watch recent doc on empowerment of people with disabilities, plus a panel discussion (I’m on panel). PISS ON PITY: WE WILL RIDE traces origins & early history of ADAPT. Beginning in Denver in ‘83, ADAPT has become a national force utilizing civil disobedience to fight for the liberation of people with disabilities from institutions & for equal access to society. 2 shows,...

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Creativity & Mad Pride: Free Opal Network Public Event, This Tues. 10/29/2019

Posted by on October 20, 2019 in Activism, Alternatives, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Creativity & Mad Pride: Free Opal Network Public Event, This Tues. 10/29/2019

Free Opal Network Public Event Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/414424775938010/ Click here to view PDF flyer orDownload Creativity & Mental Wellness Art for Empowerment & Mad Pride in Mental Health You are invited to a free, special gathering with workshops & performances! Where : Trauma Healing Project 1100 Charnelton St., Eugene, OR When : This Tues., 29 October 2019 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Psychiatric Survivor comedian Jim Flannery will join our event by live web on the big...

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Creativity & Mental Health: Planning for a Special, Free Event for Opal Network

Posted by on September 4, 2019 in Activism, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Creativity & Mental Health: Planning for a Special, Free Event for Opal Network

Dear Opal Network supporter, A mural of Opal Whiteley A decade ago here in Eugene, Oregon we formed an informal coalition of more than a dozen agencies that work on mental health. Our goal: To increase the empowerment and self-determination of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors here in Lane County, Oregon. We are planning a fun event for October 2019 for Opal Network. We have two more planning meetings before this event and we hope you attend one or both. For a flyer about the below information, click here:...

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8 Ways I Am Celebrating July 2019 as Mad Pride Month. How will you celebrate next July 2020?

Posted by on July 15, 2019 in Activism, Alternatives, Legislature, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on 8 Ways I Am Celebrating July 2019 as Mad Pride Month. How will you celebrate next July 2020?

Leonard Roy Frank, one of the main heroes of the psychiatric survivor movement! Mad Pride! Leonard especially fought electroschock. Today is 15 July 2019, and we honor the birthday of the late great Leonard Roy Frank, one of the main psychiatric survivor leaders of our modern era, and a good friend (his photo is on the left). I have blogged about Leonard before, and Mad Pride Month needs to celebrate Leonard: http://davidwoaks.com/my-friend-leonard-roy-frank Leonard supported grassroots activism wherever you are. Our local group,...

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This Friday, 7/5/19, MindFreedom Oregon Invites You: MAD PRIDE!

Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Peer Support | Comments Off on This Friday, 7/5/19, MindFreedom Oregon Invites You: MAD PRIDE!

You are very welcome, if you support human rights and nonviolent revolution in mental health, to our monthly grassroots meeting of MindFreedom Oregon. If you live in the Eugene, Oregon area drop on by to our free 2 pm meeting downtown. If you live out of this area or unable to attend in person, you can now participate for free via the web: computer video or even just phone. This July meeting we celebrate Mad Pride Month! Folk singer David Rogers will expertly play a few tunes on his guitar, including “The Thoughts Are...

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Amazon movie problem: I’ve asked them, do you have answer?

Posted by on June 14, 2019 in Peer Support | 2 comments

For several months, my Amazon movies have had a problem: About every second, there is a little hiccup in the video, a short pause of action. Movie-lovers who watch with me have noted the problem. This only has impacted the visual part of the movie, not the audio. I informed Amazon of the problem using live chat. We provided a bunch of information. First challenge I noticed that the Amazon helpers would often repeat the questions, wish they had read what had already happened. Second, I was handed off to several helpers at Amazon. I think...

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NEWS RELEASE: Disability Activist Launching New Consulting Business. Aciu!

Posted by on June 6, 2019 in Peer Support | 1 comment

David W. Oaks, community organizer with more than four decades of experience in nonprofit advocacy, is launching a for-profit consulting firm, oriented towards green accessibility and empowerment. In 2012, David experienced a major accident, and he is “quad” (or “tetra”) in a power chair, with disabled voice and fingers. With the support of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), he prepared a business plan to launch this business, with a focus on disability. Now VR has given a green light to support this launch. This firm, Aciu...

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