Reclaiming Mental Health Care: A Community Bill of Rights Workshop

You are invited to attend this special event.....

Reclaiming Mental Health Care From the Psychiatric Establishment and Pharmaceutical Industry:

A Community Bill of Rights Workshop

Tentatively scheduled for a weekend in May 2015

Please come 30 minutes early each day to mingle with other participants
and to share hot drinks and snacks.


Portland, Oregon
Early Bird Special pricing ends XX - details below.
The workshop capacity is only 25 people, so please don't delay. 
(If you're an out-of-towner, we can find you free housing.)


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We invite YOU to this first-ever intensive workshop on how to create a comprehensive and locally-enforceable Community Bill of Rights that reclaims the definition of mental health care and its implementation from the psychiatric establishment and pharmaceutical industries. Join us in placing the control and power of the lives of a community's residents back into the hands of those residents.


“Big pharma and the psychiatric establishment have used their power and money to promote the false thesis that intense human emotions and experiences can be reduced to a biological brain defect. This thesis, which has never satisfied any scientific burden of proof and has never survived even rudimentary tests of validity, has for far too long legitimized stripping a class of people labeled mentally ill of their human rights.” -- Greg Benson-Human Rights Advocate


This label has been branded on unborn children, pregnant mothers , toddlers, children and adolescents, young adults, older adults, veterans, and elders, and the loss of human rights has often followed. Communities of color, and communities of forced poverty, are prime targets for big pharma/psychiatric human rights abuse. The agencies most response for this abuse include: child protective services, schools, mental health agencies, juvenile and criminal justice systems, and veterans hospitals.

• A Community Bill of Rights Can stop and prevent psychiatric abuse, exploitation, and experimentation.

• A Community Bill of Rights can create Communities  that celebrate our uniqueness and interconnection in the human family.

• A Community Bill of Rights can create Communities Where the Heart can Heal.

Fourteen years ago, beginning in Pennsylvania, and now stretching across eight states from Maine to New Mexico, almost 200 local communities have mobilized to re-discover the unstoppable power and legal authority of We The People. They are exercising their inherent right of local self-government, and passing legally-binding locally enforceable laws that rein in corporate so-called "rights" and stop legal but harmful corporate activity dead in its tracks. Every state constitution enshrines rights for people as the highest legal and political force in the land. These new-paradigm local laws also stop state and federal governments of their legal authority to interfere in OUR local decision-making authority.


Here's how Washington State's Constitution defines the power of the people:


Article One - Section One - Political Power: "All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights."


Imagine towns and cities across this nation passing Community Bill of Rights laws that prevent psychiatric and pharmaceutical abuse of all residents, and which instead place the control and power of the lives of a community's residents back into the hands of those residents.


Please spread the word about this important event.
No previous experience or knowledge is necessary to attend.





Workshop leaders include:


* Paul Cienfuegos has been leading workshops, giving public talks, and organizing local communities towards dismantling corporate rule and strengthening local democracy, since 1995 when he founded Democracy Unlimited in northern California. Now living in Portland, Oregon, he has helped a number of communities there to launch Community Rights initiatives. His talks have been broadcast nationally on 'Alternative Radio' (AlternativeRadio.org). More info at PaulCienfuegos.com.


* Cindi Fisher, who turned 64 on September 21, 2014, the International Day of Peace, is mother to four young adults and grandma to one. She co-founded the M.O.M.S. Movement at MentalHealthRightsYES.org and is passionate about re-inventing communities where hearts can heal. Last Summer, she walked 100 miles for mental health rights. Details: AndSoWeWalk.com. Cindi lives in Vancouver, Washington.


Pre-registration is required to hold your spot. Fee is by Sliding Scale, based on ability to pay. 
$30 to $100 sliding scale until May 15th, $50 to $150 sliding scale after May 15th.
No one turned away for lack of funds.


To register, read the text below, and then pay by check or CC/paypal. Thanks!


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Workshop fee is by sliding scale.

We are offering an Early Bird Special if you register by May 15th (sliding scale $30 to $100).

After May 15th, registration is $50 to $150 sliding scale.


We would like you to consider paying a bit more than you are used to paying if you are in an upper-income bracket, and a bit less than you are used to paying if you are in a lower income bracket. In this society, we tend to forget that lower income people have much less disposable income for extras of any kind than do higher income people. So what ends up happening is that lower income people actually end up subsidizing the participation of higher income people at events where everyone pays the same price to attend.

If you have lots of dependents, please consider paying a bit less than the amounts listed below. If you have few or no dependents, please consider paying a bit more than the amounts listed below.

If you are at all uncomfortable with our suggested fee scale, please pay whatever amount you feel is right for you to pay. YOU are the best judge of what you can afford to pay.

If you make less than $15,000 per year, please consider paying $30 or more.
If you make $15,000 to $25,000 per year, please consider paying $40 or more.
If you make $25,000 to $40,000 per year, please consider paying $50 or more.
If you make $40,000 to $70,000 per year, please consider paying $65 or more.
If you make $70,000 to $100,000 per year, please consider paying $80 or more.
If you make $100,000 or more per year, please consider paying $100 or more.


Please make check payable to Co-Intelligence Institute. (That's Paul's fiscal sponsor, so your donation is tax-deductible.)

Please mail check to Paul Cienfuegos, POB 86605, Portland, OR 97286.

Or if you'd prefer to register and pay online, please choose an amount below, and click "Buy Now".


Sliding Scale Donations
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We are happy to refund your ENTIRE amount if you need to cancel your attendance at the workshop, as long as you inform me (Paul Cienfuegos) no later than Wednesday, May 22nd. No refunds after that date (except for emergency situations).


We also reserve the right to postpone the date of the workshop if we do not yet have sufficient numbers of people registered by Wednesday, May 22nd.


Please email Paul Cienfuegos paul@100fires.com with your full name, phone number, and email address, so that we can get you more info one week before the workshop.


For more information, please feel free to contact Cindi Fisher at 360-798-6855 or cindipacha@gmail.com, or Paul Cienfuegos at 503-233-1166 or paul@100fires.com.

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