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MindFreedom Webinar: Voices for Choices: Organizing to End Forced Psychiatric Treatment
MindFreedom International (MFI) with generous support from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (FEMHC) is launching “Voices for Choices”, to train psychiatric survivors, family members, and allies to advocate effectively for choices and alternatives in the mental health system.

As a part of ‘Voices for Choices’, MFI will host a free webinar on Sunday, June 24 at 5:00 pm EST entitled: Voices for Choices: Organizing to End Forced Psychiatric Intervention

Places are limited to 100, so reserve your place TODAY!

In this webinar, the first of a series, panelists David Oaks, Jim Gottstein, and Emily Cutler will present an overview of the psychiatric survivor’s movement, the rewards and challenges of activism, and strategies for uniting and going forward.

This webinar will help you:
• Increase your ability to connect with potential allies and peers.
• Acquire tools and training to become a more effective activist and/or advocate.
• Obtain no-cost mentorship from an established activist/leader to help you launch a human rights campaign in your community

Jun 24, 2018 5:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Emily Cutler
Founder @Southern California Against Forced Treatment
Emily Cutler is a victim of involuntary commitment and a psychiatric survivor. She currently serves as an assistant editor at the critical psychiatry web magazine Mad in America and is the founder of the grassroots group Southern California Against Forced Treatment, which raises awareness about the issue of involuntary commitment and coercive mental health interventions.
David Oaks
Founder @Aciu Institute
David Oaks is a psychiatric survivor and an established leader in the movement for human rights in the mental health system. He co-founded Support Coalition International with Judy Chamberlain, and later, co-founded MindFreedom International becoming its first Executive Director until 2013. Today, David consults with non-profits through Aciu Institute.
Jim Gottstein
Founder @PsychRights
Jim Gottstein, grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1978 with a J.D. degree. From late 2002 until the end of 2016 Mr. Gottstein devoted the bulk of his time pro bono to the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) whose mission is to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock across the United States.