2:00 PM14:00

Pre-Class Party!


September 9th, 2017
East Village Access
242 East 2nd st.


Whether you're enrolled in classes or not, you're invited! Come hang out with some of the organizers and faculty of IDHA, see our classroom space, and become part of our community as we head straight into one of our first big initiatives: "Re-Thinking Crisis"!

We will have snacks, entertainment, and great discussions! 

See you there!


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2:00 PM14:00

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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12:00 PM12:00

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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