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Rethinking Psychiatry hosts Right 2 Survive housing advocates to give panel discussion on "Houselessness, Trauma, and Solutions." - 02/04/19

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Portland, Oregon - January 15,  2019

Rethinking Psychiatry invites the community to a presentation by housing activists from the grassroots group Right 2 Survive. It will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7-9pm, on the connection between houslessness and mental health struggles. They will offer concrete, innovative and proven solutions to this human rights crisis. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. The speakers will be Right 2 Survive founding members Ibrahim Mubarak and Lisa Fay, and board member Sarah Louise Allen.  

 

Ibrahim has been a renowned activist/leader and champion of housing rights for more than 25 years. He helped found Dignity Village, Right 2 Survive, and Right 2 Dream 2, in Portland.  Lisa is also a longtime activist, and worked as a nurse for more than 25 years. Her involvement with Right 2 Survive has evolved into facilitation, trainings, coordination of events, media, consulting and planning sessions as well as assisting to develop long term strategies. Sarah Louise holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has more than a decade of experience in mentoring youth, street outreach, and harm reduction.

 

This panel of passionate, dedicated housing activists and advocates will be speaking at the monthly first Wednesday Rethinking Psychiatry community event, at the Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Avenue in Portland. The venue is ADA accessible. The event is free (donations are always welcome). Refreshments will be provided, including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options!