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Preliminary Program

12:00 - 1:00 pm Delegates Arrive. On-Site Registration
1:00 - 1:15 pm Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments. Room 1900
  • Robert Menzies, Conference Chair
  • Paul Budra, SFU Associate Dean of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon, Director, SFU Institute for the Humanities
1:15 - 2:30 pm Plenary Lecture. Room 1900
David Oaks, MindFreedom International
Prospects for a Nonviolent Revolution in the Mental Health System During a Time of Psychiatric Globalization
(Robert Menzies, Moderator)
2:30 - 2:45 pm Refreshment Break. Concourse
2:45 - 4:30 pm Session 1. Room 1425 Rehabilitating ‘The System’: Global Stories of Regulation, Recovery and Empowerment: Wearing, Davis, Stefancic, De Vito. Chair: M. Jackson Session 2. Room 1900 Feminist Dialogues on Women, Madness, Language and Power: Ussher, Roman, Teghtsoonian, Nicki. Chair: Chunn Session 3. Room 7000 Criminological Madness: Dowse & Baldry, Mosoff, Metzl, Fitzgibbon. Chair: Chan
4:30 - 6:00 pm Reception. Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street
Sponsored by the Social Justice and Citizenship Working Group, SFU Institute for the Humanities
Welcoming remarks by Adrienne Burk, Irwin Oostindie & Cherise Clarke
[An assortment of hot and cold fare, along with beverages, will be served. A cash bar will be available.]
7:00 - 10:00 pm Evening Program: A Night of Mad Culture. Room 1900
Comedy Players: Stand Up for Mental Health (David Granirer, Moderator)
Documentary Premiere: Little Brother BIG PHARMA (David Heine, Director)
Mad People’s History Play: Tied Together (Friendly Spike Theatre Band)
Emcee: Cherise Clarke
8:30 – 10:15 am Session 4. Room 2270 Women’s Narratives of Psychiatry, Gender, Race, Subjugation and Survival: V. Jackson, Proctor, Clark-Wittenberg (read by Weitz), Kwok. Chair: Morrow, Chair Session 5. Room 7000 Making ‘Mad’ Laws I: Legal Rights, Human Rights and History: Costa, Minkowitz, Jones. Chair: K. White Session 6. Room 1700 Rethinking ‘Mental Illness’: Arrigo, Beresford (via video), Douglas, Mandlis. Chair: Moore
10:15 – 10:45 am Refreshment Break. Concourse
10:45 am – 12:30 pm Session 7. Room 2270 Psychiatric Discrimination as Social Injustice: Fabris, Carten, LeFrançois, Vogt. Chair: Schneider Session 8. HC 7000 Making ‘Mad’ Laws II: Socio-legal Representations of Madness, Danger and Crime: Dallaire, Arrigo, Warme, Loughnan. Chair: K. White Session 9. Room 1700 aking Recovery Seriously: McCubbin, Hamer, Green, Redler (via televideo). Chair: Davis
12:30 – 1:45 pm Lunch Break (On Own)
Lunchtime Dialogue: Room 2270 Creating an Alliance on Mental Rights and Freedoms in Canada. Facilitators: Rob Wipond & Erick Fabris
Lunchtime Film Screening: Room 1700 Crazy About Laurel House Director: Monique Cartesan (55 minutes)
Presented in collaboration with Gallery Gachet and the 2008 World Mad Pride Biennale, One Flew West: Old Landmarks, New Topographies
1:45 – 3:30 pm Session 10. Room 2270 Madness on the Streets, and in the Suites (Metcalf, Fabris, Finkler, Klassen). (Patton, Chair) Session 11. Room 7000 Cultural Studies in Madness, Identity and Citizenship: Keane, Caffrey, Voronka. Chair: RR. Stackhouse
Presented in collaboration with Gallery Gachet and the 2008 World Mad Pride Biennale, One Flew West: Old Landmarks, New Topographies
Session 12. Room 1700 sychopolitics Reconsidered: Reflections on the Anti-Psychiatry Movement: Zaslove, McCarron, A. White, Ingram. Chair: Douglas
3:30 – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break. Concourse
4:00 – 5:45 pm Session 13. Room 2270 After the Kirby Report: A Critical Dialogue: White; Wipond; Boschma & Smye; Kilty, Dell, Acoose, Blunderfield & Desjarlais. Moderator: Morrow Session 14. Room 7000 Film Screening and Community Conversation. Pictures of Self-Harm: Tabobondung, Regier, Fillmore) Session 15. Room 1700 Governing Mentalities in the Pacific Northwest: McKay, Allen, Kovalesky, Anaïs. Chair: Burk
5:45 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:30 pm Film Screenings. Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe Street
Titicut Follies Screening (Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe Street).
Special Guest in Attendance: Frederick Wiseman
8:30 – 10:15 am Session 16. HC 2270 Contesting Sanism I: Political Strategizing for the 21st Century:Shantz, Lewis, Liegghio and Pollack. Chair: Ingram, Chair Session 17. HC 7000 Neither Bad nor Mad ... But Getting Angry! (Panel): Pate (Moderator), Kilroy, Neve, Lamont Session 18. HC 170 The Politics of Diagnosis I: Kirk, Warme, Bowden. Chair: LeFrançois
10:15 – 10:45 am Refreshment Break. HC Concourse
10:45 am – 12:30 pm Session 19. HC 2270 Contesting Sanism II: The Psychiatric Survivor as Active Citizen: Wipond, Sumilas, R. Diamond. Chair: Reaume Session 20.Session 20. HC 7000 Neither Bad nor Mad ... But Getting Angry! (Workshop): Pate (Moderator), Kilroy, Neve, Lamont Session 21. HC 1700 The Politics of Diagnosis II: Andersch and Barfi, Godderis, Liegghio. Chair: Kendall
12:30 – 1:45 pm Lunch Break (On Own)
Film Screening. Room 1700 Cracking Up:David Granirer, Facilitator (48 minutes)
Film Screening: Room 2270 Psychiatry’s Gonna Die: Don Weitz, Facilitator (31 minutes)
1:45 – 3:30 pm Session 22. Room 2270 END ELECTROSHOCK NOW: Contemporary Resistance Against Electroshock in Canada: Workshop Facilitators, Weitz, S. Diamond Session 23. Room 7000 Trends in the Treatment and Governance of Psychiatric Afflictions in the Criminal Justice System: Barron, Kendall and Proctor, Moore and Donohue, Gulayets. Convenor/Chair: Lacombe Session 24. Room 1700 Reflections on the ‘Redevelopment’ of Riverview Psychiatric Hospital: Morrow (Moderator), Pederson, Lesage, Josewski, Smith, Battersby, Jamer
Presented in collaboration with Gallery Gachet and the 2008 World Mad Pride Biennale, One Flew West: Old Landmarks, New Topographies
3:30 – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break. Concourse
4:00 – 5:45 pm Session 25. Room 2270 “GAM” – A Global Approach to Psychiatric Medication for Individual and Collective Transformation: Workshop Facilitators: Rodriguez del Barrio & Cyr Session 26. Room 7000 Film Screening & Dialogue: Hearing [Our] Voices: A Participatory Study on Schizophrenia and Homelessness: Arney, Schneider (Moderator) Session 27. Room 1700 Roundtable. The Legacy of Titicut Follies: Zaslove (Moderator), Clarke, Druick, Koritar, Karlinsky, Menzies, Wiseman
5:45 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:30 – 9:30 pm An Evening With Frederick Wiseman (Fletcher Challenge Theatre) (Sharon McGowan, Introduction)
9:00 – 10:45 am Session 28. Room 2270 Crazy on the Inside: Workshop Facilitators: Marple & S. Diamond Session 29. Room 1600 Human Rights and Socio-Legal Order in the Mental Health Complex: Boyle, Patton, Daley, Johnson. Chair: Brockman Session 30. Room 1700 Prison Psychiatry and Human Rights: Proctor and Kendall, Kaushik, Kilty, Sapers. Chair: De Vito
10:45 – 11:15 am Refreshment Break. Concourse
11:15 am – 1:00 pm Session 31. Room 2270 Workshop. Fight Back Against the Mental Health System: Oleson & Wulwik. Moderator: Allen Session 32. Room 1600 Toward a Critical History of Madness: Reaume, Kendall, Usar, Starkman and Reaume. Chair: McKay
1:00 pm Conference Concludes