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A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride Hamilton
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Mad Pride Hamilton

Date and Time

Sat Jul 27, 2013 (This event is over)


200 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Event Description

The Mad Hatter and the Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee cordially invite you and your friends to tea.

What: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride Hamilton
When: Saturday, July 27th from 1-5pm (tea at 1, open mic at 2)
Where: First Pilgrim United Church / 200 Main Street East, Hamilton
Who: All Mad people, consumer/survivors, people with lived experience or labeled with ‘mental illness’, those who experience distress/visions/ voices/alternative realities/extreme states, and friends/supporters
Cost: FREE!

What to bring:
Your wackiest hat – or make one when you get here
A tea cup – if you can
Your creativity
Your laughter (and tears)
Your pride (and shame)
Your poetry, music, art, humour, ideas to share during an open mic
Collage materials
Tummy room for snacks!

If you’re a consumer/survivor and would like to request table space at our Mad Market to sell/display your artwork, crafts, knitting, buttons, blog info, peer support group brochure, etc., please contact us as soon as possible by emailing [email protected] or leaving a voicemail message at 647-931-7563.

[email protected] / 647-931-7563
Facebook: Mad Pride Hamilton
Join and share the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/643543019008834

Mad Pride has been celebrated around the world for over 20 years. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mad Pride Toronto – and the first year of celebrations in a number of other Canadian cities including Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Hamilton!

The Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee is a group of local community members - self-identifying Mad (as in madness, not an acronym) people and our supporters. It was struck in May 2013 by Hamilton members of the Mad Students Society (www.madstudentsociety.com / www.facebook.com/MadStudentSociety), a national peer support group of students who have experienced the psychiatric system that has been meeting bimonthly at McMaster since September 2012. (Next meeting: July 2nd. Email [email protected] to join.)

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, and folks the world has labeled ‘mentally ill’ to celebrate our lives and community (www.madprideto.com).

Why ‘Mad’? We’re using the term ‘Mad’, like many others, as an umbrella to reference the equity-seeking group of people who individually and collectively use a variety of self/together-identifiers including those listed above as well as: people with lived experience, people in recovery, and people with psychiatric disabilities. It ties us to a long history of Mad people and Mad social justice movement organizing that predate those labeled with ‘mental illness’ since psychiatry’s invention and proliferation over the last 200 years.

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