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Tuesday, October 15 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
We've Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health

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We’ve Been Too Patient is more than a book: it is a movement, a reclamation of power. Overmedication, police brutality, electroconvulsive therapy, involuntary hospitalization, traumas that lead to intense altered states and suicidal thoughts: these are the struggles of those labeled "mentally ill." We’ve Been Too Patient gives voice to those with personal experience of psychiatric miscare, and foregrounds those often excluded from the discussion, like people of color and LGBTQ+ communities. With contributors LD Green, Kelechi Ubozoh, Jeneé Darden, Ramon(a) Rio, Sascha Altman DuBrul, and Anita Roman. Moderated by Casey Gardner. FREE, $5 suggested donation

Authors and Participants
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LD Green

LD Green is a genderqueer writer, performer, educator, and mental health advocate. With Kelechi Ubozoh they co-edited and contributed to We've Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health and have published and performed in many other venues, including Salon, Raw Story, Truth-Out... Read More →
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Kelechi Ubozoh

Kelechi Ubozoh is a nationally recognized Nigerian-American writer and mental health advocate whose story is featured in The S Word documentary, O Magazine, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, and Good Morning America.  She runs MoonDrop Productions, a quarterly Bay Area reading series... Read More →
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Jeneé Darden

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, mental health advocate and proud Oakland native. At KALW, she covers East Oakland and hosts the arts segment Sights & Sounds. Jenee blogs at CocoaFly.com. Her book, When a Purple Rose Blooms, is about her experience with mental health... Read More →
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Ramon(a) Rio

Ramon(a) Rio is a Xicanx non-binary queer trans-femme radical Licensed Clinical Social Worker and community organizer.  Ramon(a) was a former writer for The Body is Not an Apology.  Ramon(a) is also a trainer with Bloom, a Transgender Healing Collective, and is a leader with the... Read More →
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Sascha Altman DuBrul

Sascha Altman DuBrul is cofounder of The Icarus Project, a network of peer based mental health support groups and media project.  He has a Masters from Silberman School of Social Work, worked as a Recovery Specialist/Trainer at Columbia's Center for Practice Innovations and is currently... Read More →
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Anita Roman

Anita Roman was born in communist Romania and raised in capitalist New York City.  By day she is a Family Nurse Practitioner in a busy community clinic serving a diverse immigrant community.  By night she is a trapeze-flying writer of stories.
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Casey Gardner

Casey Gardner is a queer poet and educator who writes both to heal and critique the intersections between identity and culture.  She teaches both SPARC Poetry and Digital Storytellers and has been on three national poetry slam teams.  She has a Master's in English education from... Read More →


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