Mad Pride 2010 advance comprehensive listing

Mad Pride 2010 advance comprehensive listing

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In Toronto July 12 – 18 is Mad Pride Week. A strong and
tenacious tradition of community celebration, education and recognition in the name of pride makes our Mad Pride Week here in Toronto extra special.

“The first known event specifically organized as a
Pride event by people who identify as psychiatric survivors/consumer/ex-patients was in Toronto, Canada when it was called ‘psychiatric survivor’ pride Day” held on September 18, 1993. It was first held in response to local community prejudices towards people with a psychiatric history living in boarding homes in the Parkdale area of the city, and has been held every year since then in this city except 1996.” (Wikipedia 2010, The Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre Bulletin, No 374, July 14 2008:2-3)

Certainly we hope you are able to attend this great and empowering event, and encourage others to do the same!

LISTINGS All events are free and accessible.*indicates refreshments

Monday July 12th: 3:30pm to8pm*
May Robinson Auditorium, 20 Westlodge Ave.
Mad and Proud By Houselink
Featuring: PCLS Legal Jeopardy – No Your Rights
-Presentations about ‘What gives us strength’
-Movie: ‘These Broken Wings’ – 75 min, documentary
Featuring the stories of two women who recovered from schizophrenia: Joanne Greenberg, author of the best selling novel I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, and Catherine Penney, a mental health nurse in California whose healing tale was chronicled by her therapist Daniel Norman MD, in the book Dante’s Cure: A journey out of madness.
-film is followed by discussion

Tuesday July 13th: 1pm to 3pm
Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, 1499 Queen Street West
Living Archives Project

The Living Archive Project is a community initiative run out of the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre that aims to re-tell the history of PARC and Parkdale through film, performance and historical preservation done by and for PARC members. This year, we will present a short history of our project and screen our new short film: Survivors on Surviving” staring Alice and John Rogers.

Wednesday July 14th: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Gather on the southwest corner of Queen and Shaw
do to construction at the former patio site
1001 Queen Street West (Ossington Entrance)
The Patient Built Wall Tour
*featuring prelude w. May F.
By Geoffrey Reaume, of Psychiatric Survivor Archives Toronto

Thursday July 15th, 1pm to 4pm*
Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West.
Still Crazy After All These Years*
By Consumer Survivor Show Case

Friday July 16th, 5pm – 10pm*
May Robinson Auditorium
20 Westlodge Ave
Mad Culture Jam: -Dream Team – 5pm
-Open Stage - 5:30pm
-Pandemic Theatre – Imbalance 6:30
-A Tale of Intolerance, Charlene Zack 7pm
-The Friendly Spike Theatre Band presents
A reading of their new play
The Dega and The Delbasid -7:30pm
-Skit about Special Diet Changes, by Myrna Schacherl– 8:30pm

Saturday July 17th, 1pm – 5pm*
Gather at the southwest corner of Queen and Shaw
do to construction at the former patio site
1001 Queen Street West and Parade
To PARC 1499 Queen W
Fourth Annual BedPush Parade,
-An historical scene
-The PARC Drummers!
-The Bobbi Nahwegahbow Memorial Award
-Mad Pride Honors
-Party at PARC

Mad Pride!