Stop Psychiatric Profiling

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Date(s) - 01/21/2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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On Martin Luther King Junior’s Birthday, members of the OWS Disability Caucus will gather in the Rotunda of Grand Central Terminal, 3 PM to 5 PM, to protest the scapegoating of people labeled with mental illness codified in the recently passed NYS gun control legislation. In silence, we will carry signs with upside down black triangles and the words: “Stop Psychiatric Profiling,” and we will hand out informational flyers.

The ‘mental illness’ provision in the “NY Safe” gun control law will further stigmatize many of us who are already subject to prejudice, harassment, and violence at the hands of ignorant people and the psychiatric establishment.

We invoke our connection to Martin Luther King Junior and the values and traditions of nonviolence. We want equitable gun control legislation, but we oppose scapegoating and profiling in any form.

Please join us. Meet near the info desk in the Rotunda.

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