Mad Pride Hamilton's insane party of the year to celebrate madness

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 14:30 to 21:00

Mad Pride Hamilton is throwing an insane party on Saturday, July 19 -- and you’re invited! This celebratory event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. The location is wheelchair accessible.

Who's invited? All Mad people, consumer/survivors of the mental health system, people labeled with mental illness, and friends who support us.

What to bring:

  • Your wackiest hat (or make one on site)
  • Your laughter and creativity (art supplies will be available)
  • Tummy room for snacks!
  • Your poetry, music, theatre, dance, and comedy to perform during an open mic (Mad people can sign up at the front door)
  • Arts and crafts for the Mad Market

Quiet Space from 12-5 p.m.: Write, rehearse, or share in a quieter setting, take a break from the party, give and get peer support, tell your story. All welcome.

Mad Market from 1-5 p.m. (set-up starts at 12:30 p.m.): Show and sell your artwork and crafts. Consumer/survivors can contact us to reserve free table space. All welcome to browse and buy!

Community Meeting from 10:30-12 p.m.: Advocacy discussion for consumer/survivors only. What must change in our city and society so that we feel safe, supported, and celebrated? What do we need to thrive?

What is Mad Pride Hamilton? Mad Pride Hamilton is an annual madness arts, culture and heritage celebration organized by self-identified Mad people for members of the local consumer/survivor/Mad community. We have a right to be proud of our survival, experiences, ideas, identities, creativity, accomplishments, contributions and communities -- just like everyone else. Mad Pride has been celebrated internationally for over 20 years and in Hamilton since 2013. Mad Pride Hamilton also publishes a magazine called This Insane Life. Further information is available in our attached brochure. 

The Perkins Centre
1429 Main Street East
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 14' 25.8072" N, 79° 48' 33.2388" W
Ontario CA
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