There has been a lot of stigmatization of “mental illness” in the Occupy movement, not only in Richmond but at other Occupy locations around the country. As Mind(ful) Liberation fights daily to destigmatize mental health concerns, we will be attending the third Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy Richmond on Sunday. The conversation that we had last week was very productive and we’re looking forward to continuing it.
The Differently-Abled Awareness Caucus for Occupy RVA is a safe space where folks of any age with various disabilities, along with their allies, can discuss the issues facing differently-abled people in the Occupy movements. We will then make those issues known to the larger group in order to raise awareness about ableism. If you haven’t yet joined Occupy RVA because of challenges you may face or if you have left or are considering leaving, we’d love to hear from you.
The goal is to create a workgroup that can further facilitate these discussions with the rest of the group and to make sure that particular needs can be met.
Come on out and let your voice be heard!
Where: 810 Cathedral Place (Rodney’s, first floor in Shafer Court) Richmond, VA
When: Sunday, Dec. 4th 7:00-10:00 PM
You can RSVP on Facebook here.
We will continue to make our concerns heard loud and clear. Spread the word and feel free to come join the conversation!
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