From press release: Richmond, VA—On Saturday, February 19, starting at 6 p.m., Mind(ful) Liberation Project will hold a speak out event and benefit dinner about mental health at the Flying Brick Library. There is a suggested donation of $8 for dinner. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Since it’s inception five months ago, the Mind(ful) Liberation […]
From press release:
Richmond, VA—On Saturday, February 19, starting at 6 p.m., Mind(ful) Liberation Project will hold a speak out event and benefit dinner about mental health at the Flying Brick Library. There is a suggested donation of $8 for dinner. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Since it’s inception five months ago, the Mind(ful) Liberation Project (MLP) has garnered interest from all walks of life, including local social workers, current and former psychology students, mental health professionals, and mental health consumers alike. Like all independently-run initiatives, the Project is raising its own funds. To help raise funds to support future events and self-publish a mental health speak out independent magazine, they’ve decided to hold a benefit dinner and speak out at the Flying Brick Library.
Everyone knows at least one person that experiences what society deems a “mental illness.” MLP seeks to break the stigma that comes with viewing and experiencing life differently from the supposed norm. The speak out event will include readings, artwork, and acoustic musical performances to celebrate psychological diversity. The theme of the night is speaking out about experiences existing in an institutionalized society of psychiatry and psychology. “In a world gone mad, no one is alone.”
Dinner will include vegan, vegetarian, and meat dishes labeled with ingredients used. Along with readers, artists, and other performers, Alison Self, Erin Kemmerer, Herschel Stratego, Jean-Baptiste Stowell, and Black Liquid will be gracing us with some acoustic songs. There will be a raffle for mental health and psychology-related books donated from Chop Suey Tuey Books. Raffle tickets will be $1 each.
Mind(ful) Liberation Project is Richmond’s Icarus Project chapter. The Icarus Project is an international network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are commonly diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions. By joining together as individuals and as a community, collaboration can inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world. Participation in the Icarus Project helps members overcome societal alienation and build a community mental health support system. The Icarus vision is brought to reality through an Icarus national staff collective and a grassroots network of autonomous local support groups and Campus Icarus groups across the US and beyond.
The Flying Brick Library is a radical lending library, community space, and venue located in the historic neighborhood of Oregon Hill.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 19 · 6 – 9 p.m.
LOCATION: The Flying Brick Library
506 S. Pine Street Richmond, VA 23220