Mental Disability Within Occupy

Loraine, a D.C. homeless woman living with a mental disability. Photo by Wired.comFriday, December 29, 2:30 pm on 94.1 fm or

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The stereotyping of people living with mental disabilities and homeless people during the Occupy encampments could have set our mutual liberation back for decades.  If it doesn’t, it will be due to a radically different story from those who came to the Occupy camps to protest and meet each other face to face.

Sign for rally against homelessness by Occupy Saskatoon. Photo by Chris Morin-News Talk Radio




The Occupy encampments have been swept from our cities and towns.  We no longer have the opportunity to break bread with those who come from different backgrounds and political opinions.  So…pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and meet three of your comrades.

Occupy Santa Rosa. First Night, Photo by Scott Hess.



Herbert Darren spent a month at the Occupy L.A. encampment.   David Parks and Eve are heavily involved in Occupy Santa Rosa.  All three live with mental disabilities.  All are (or have been) homeless. 

They talk about how homeless and mental disability issues are important to the movement, about the conflicts within the camps, and how becoming part of this movement has affected their lives.

Adrienne Lauby hosts.

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