I would like
to share with you two projects that I am very excited about and involved in!
I am hoping many of you
will be moved to join us in at least one of them!
Although your involvement can be electronically,
and that would be Welcomed, I hope that a few of you will be inspired enough to
actually make the beautiful Northwest your new home, to help create the desparately needed alternatives.
Join us by telephone or move here and become part of our growing vision of a Beyond Soteria Coop House, which will also be key to our long term vision of creating and passing a legally binding Community Bill of Rights, which would prevent forced drugging and commitment!
You are Invited to Join Us!
1.) Beyond Soteria! A small
dedicated core group are currently looking for two houses together to purchase in
Vancouver, WA., (20 minutes from Portland OR and our Rethinking Psychiatry
friends.) We envision creating two empowering, safe Village-like-Co-op houses
that will model how neighborhoods can support individuals in crisis and/or
moving beyond psychiatric drugs; including the crisis induced from trauma or
psychiatric drug- induced violence, and at the same time build sustainability
and real community among neighbors.
Soteria House is our beginning inspiration! And yet, Soteria focused on first
time psychosis experiencers. TODAY there are so many that experience and/or suffer...
some from multiple psychosis episodes; others from the torture and trauma of
forced inhumane, degrading, treatment in the mental illness and criminal
justice systems; and still others from the effects, after effects and
withdrawal of psychiatric drugs. So
embracing all of the rich lessons from Soteria, we are holding the vision of
what comes next; Beyond Soteria.
We are working with a wonderful and very successful real estate investor, who has successfully created several houses of real recovery in the Portland metropolitan area. We are tapping his expertise not only to find two houses that are a solid investment, but also learning from his challenges, successes and quite innovative real estate investment ideas.
If you are looking for a solid investment or are interested in joining us in planning Beyond Soteria, Please write me, Cindi Fisher at TheMOMSMovement @gmail.com
2) A Community Bill of Rights. Imagine a legally enforceable Community Bill of Rights, that would include,
among other rights; the right of its community members to be free from forced
injections and forced commitment.
Sounds like a pipe dream??? Watch these two
10-12 minute videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Prylnj4NQ8
interviewing Paul Cienfuegos, from
Portland Oregon, explaining how 160 communities in only the last 12 years, have
taken back many different rights and empowered their community to protect the
safety and welfare of its citizens. I studied under Paul for a year. Tina Minkowitz (of CHRUSP), Joanne Baek, and I just finished a 6 weeks, weekly teleconference session, studying the
history of the Community Rights Movement,and the possibilities it has for abolishing forced drugging and commitment .
Next we envision inviting You to join
us in our next 6 week teleconference, (OCtober 2014 -dates TBA.) We will use that history, with Paul as our consultant, to embolden us
to begin to craft our first bill of rights draft to protect a community from forced treatment, in all of its forms, and create a mandate for alternatives; as well as strategize
on how to actually pass such a legally binding ordinance, in our first town.
It is indeed, a long term project, and we have already taken the first baby steps. If
you would like to know more email me at [email protected] and put in the
subject “Bill of Rights Teleconference."
P.S. Rethinking Psychiatry's "Healing Hearts, Minds, and Bodies Symposium" was a very empowering success!
Healing Hearts, Minds, and Bodies Symposium May 16, 17, 2014