2:00pm 2:00pm

IDHA Networking Potluck Picnic!


Hey friends and comrades - come bask with us in the glory of August in NYC! The faculty and organizers at IDHA decided it's a great time to have a potluck and networking hangout before we embark on our series of classes in the fall. 

☀️ Did you come to our launch event back in June and have a good time?
☀️ Are you interested in building supportive community in NYC around issues of mental health and social justice? 
☀️ Come eat some food and hang in the park with us!

*Here's where we're meeting: Take the B/C to 81st and Central Park West (or the 1 to 79th & Broadway). Enter the park at 81s and CPW. Follow the path below. We will be on the lawn, on the shores of Turtle Pond, in the Shadow of Belvedere Castle*

See you there!


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


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: Rethinking Crisis: 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

Performances by:
Mac Russ- Folks songs by a Brooklyn based Singer-Songwriter
Nikomeh Anderson - The Dystopia of Normalcy: Immersive Poetry/Dance

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

3:30-4:30 - Performances by:
Rebecca Stabile - "Crazy People" and Other Songs about my Human Experience (feat. Daniel Mackler)
Issa Ibrahim - "Confessions of a Zombie Savant"- music and conversation with Geo Geller.

4:30-5:30 -  Plenary 3:
Jonah Bossewitch: Surveillance Psychiatry and the Mad Underground
-Karen Rosenthal & Duysal Karakus: Harm Reduction and Recovery
-Sascha DuBrul: Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs)

5:30-6:00- Improv Comedy Group: Horse Girl (Feat. Will Jacobs, Janna Barron-Ewert, Alexis Rhiannon, Steven Polletta, Donald Chang)

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