Fundraiser for me in December 2013 in Austin, Texas

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Alternatives, Mental Health, Peer Support | 1 comment

Below is an announcement from wonderful supporters who are planning a national fundraiser about the same time and place as Alternatives 2013 Conference (totally separate, of course). Please spread the word, and if possible attend:

Support David Oaks’ Independent Living
Sponsored by Friends of David Oaks

The Friends of David Oaks Committee invites participants from Alternatives 2013 in Austin, Texas to a fundraiser dinner to support David to obtain a wheelchair accessible van. David Oaks is the former Director of MindFreedom International. He has given 30 years of his life to activism and fighting for human rights in the mental health system. Let’s give back to him in his time of need!

(For more info:)

David has often attended the Alternatives conference and had an exhibit table with the latest books, information, and DVDs on alternatives and non violence in the mental health system. David inspired many people to stand up,”to build bridges between the islands,” to believe they could create a new life for themselves, and get involved in advocacy and activism for human rights.

Please join us for fun and good food on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Zax Restaurant and Bar
312 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas
(a short walk from the hotel where Alternatives will be held).

We will have two seatings for dinner:

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm and
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Please RSVP with which seating you would like to attend by emailing:

The dinner is $25 per person includes a dinner and donation.  You can pay in advance at or in person at the Alternatives exhibit table.
Even if you are not able to be present in Austin, we invite you to make a donation. The goal is to raise $5,000, which will give a BIG boost to the effort to make a wheelchar-accessible van a reality for David. 

Download the 8.5×11 flyer (PDF file)

For more information, email


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