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Making New Meaning: A School for Innovative Voices and Transformative Visions

  • East Village Access 242 East 2nd Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)


To the launch of IDHA (Institute for the Development of Human Arts) a new training initiative that will focus on community-based, recovery-oriented and peer-driven alternatives, which are taking an increasingly prominent role in the new formal and informal care network. We would like you to be a part of this new community of transformative practice. Attendees will also be eligible for a discounted registration rate for our fall course:

 Crisis Response: An Introduction to Transformative Mental Health Care

East Village Access
242 East 2nd st.
New York, NY

*Plenary Sessions, live music, theater, poetry, dance, and more!*
*Donation based Acupuncture, Massage, and Reiki*
*Drinks by Montauk Juice Factory*

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Event Schedule 

12:00- 12:30- Sign in/registration
12:30-1:30- Introduction & Plenary 1:
-Jazmine Russell: Teaching and Learning from Lived Experience
-Noel Hunter: Trauma informed approaches: Considering context
-Alisha Ali: Addressing the Mental Health Effects of Trauma and Oppression
-Peter Stastny :  What works and what doesn't: Pragmatism and the Ethics of Mental Health care
1:30-2:30- Live Entertainment & Faculty Q&A
2:30-3:30- Plenary 2:
-Bradley Lewis : Transforming Narratives in Psychiatry
-Ed Altwies: A new paradigm for crisis responses
-Cindy Peterson-Dana: From a Family Perspective
-Karen Rosenthal & Duysal Karakus: Harm Reduction and Recovery
3:30-4:30 - Live Entertainment & Faculty Q&A
4:30-5:30 -  Plenary 3:
Jonah Bossewitch: Surveillance Psychiatry and the Mad Underground
-Sascha DuBrul: Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs)
-Issa Ibrahim: Liberation from Madness & Incarceration
5:30-6:00- Special Guest!