much thanks to our allies

Many allied organizations made possible the highly successful demonstration against electroshock on Mothers Day. These include but are not limited to: Sistering; Centre for Women and Trans People at York University; Ontario Coalition Against Poverty; The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape; Lunatic Liberation Front; Mind Freedom International; School for Disability Studies at Ryerson University; Greenspiration; Resistance Against Psychiatry; The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE/UT; The Transformative Learning Centre at OISE/UT; Friendly Spike Theatre Band; Canadian Alliance for Rights in Health Care; Parkdale Community Legal Services; Street Health; Mad Students Guerillas; Women’s Counselling Referral and Education Centre; Action Autonomie; Call Us Crazy; York University Access Centre; Toronto Disaster Relief Committee; Ithaca Mental Patients Advocacy Coalition; Assaulted Women and Children Counsellor Advocate Program, George Brown College; Action Autonomie Montréal- Comité Pare-chocs;
Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre, and Second Opinion Society

On behalf of CAPA, I would particularly like to acknowledge the work of Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape for their efforts with sign-making and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, which supplied the vast majority of the marshals.

A special thanks also to all the artists, who donated so generously of their time, and helped to breathe life into our struggle against electroshock. –Bonnie Burstow


2 comments so far

  1. Colin on

    What I really want to know is where are the petitions and how can I sign them? What other action can I take? The squeaky wheel gets the grease in this world, we need to make that wheel scream so loud it shatters anyones ears that hears it!

    I am completely disgusted by electro-shock therapy and cannot understand, no matter what the ‘data’ is how anyone can tolerate it’s use.

  2. zara on

    Mental health officials in New Zealand are authorized to use force to treat patients (s.122B(3)Mental Health (CAT)Act 1992 & see Part 5 of that Act).

    These statutory provisions prevail over section 11 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

    Furthermore, NZ has no written constitution, no entrenched human rights.

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