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Mad Pride Toronto 2012: Call for Submissions … and a Hiatus in the Hiatus

May 13, 2012

© 2012 Sarafin

Unbeknownst to myself, I’ve found myself on hiatus while I work like the dickens (or Dickens, if you prefer) on literary and musical projects.  Yup.  My poetry proceeds apace (see here — and note that this page needs updating), as do the song lyrics (a new direction for me!).  The stuff has taken over my life, for which I am grateful.  But I do not wish to neglect WunderNutbar any more than I have to!

So I’d like to remind you all to clear some space on your calendars for MAD PRIDE 2012!!!  I think it’s going to be better than ever.  And we really want your involvement in this! 

This year, we’re broadening and deepening our celebration of the Mad Experience.  We want you to contribute, to become a part of it all.  (I, for example, will be throwing down 10 nutrient-rich, calorically-dense, paisley-flavoured minutes of Spoken Wordistry).  Here’s our call for your submissions!  Be Mad and be glad! See you there!

Call for Submissions: Events for Mad Pride Toronto 2012

Tuesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 15

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, folks the world has labelled “mentally ill”, and those in solidarity with us.

Mad Pride is about:

•             remembering and participating in mad history

•             challenging discrimination

•             advocating for rights

•             affirming mad identities

•             developing and empowering mad communities

•             having fun!

Our lives and contributions are valuable and need celebration!

All events are free. Past events have included: educational talks/panels, workshops, theatre, music, art, poetry, comedy, films, craft/vendor sales, information booths, and more.

The Mad Pride Toronto 2012 Organizing Committee invites event submissions that are consumer/survivor driven. Please include contact information and a brief description of the proposed event/your idea.

Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012

Email: events@madprideto.com

To request posters/brochures or if you know a group/organization we should speak to more about Mad Pride, please email outreach@madprideto.com.

Visit our website at www.madprideto.com and join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/madpridetoronto.

The schedule of Mad Pride Toronto 2012 events from July 10-15 will be available on our website, Facebook, and in the July 1st edition of the Consumer/Survivor Information Bulletin (www.csinfo.ca/csinfo@camh.net).

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