Date: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Time: 3.30 to 5.45 pm
Place: Queen Margaret University Conference Suite & Piano Bar
Who it’s for: Anyone with an interest in mental health and the history of collective advocacy and activism in Lothian
How to book: Please RSVP to Lindsay (community history collective advocacy worker) if you’d like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oor Mad History: Ten Years On chronicles the collective advocacy and ‘mad activist’ movement in Lothian from 2010 to 2020. Join us to hear about this new book and get your hands on a copy.
There will be soft drinks and canapes on arrival in the Piano Bar from 3.30 until 4pm. You’ll also have the opportunity to pick up a copy of the book for free. This will be followed by presentations in the adjoining Conference Suite.
CAPS Independent Advocacy hosts the Oor Mad History project. It aims to reclaim, celebrate, and promote the history of collective advocacy and ‘mad activism’ by people with mental health issues living in Edinburgh and Lothian. The group of people who work on the project have now published their second book, ‘Oor Mad History: Ten Years On’. In this new book, we share the memories and experiences of people who have been involved in the local collective advocacy and activism movement in the last ten years.