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Mad Studies 6 April 2023

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

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Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Come and join us - Mad Studies is for everyone :-) Have you heard of Sanism? It was a term coined in by Milton Birnbaum, an American mental health rights lawyer in his seminal paper in 1960. You can read it here: Michael Perlin was another American mental health rights lawyer, and his seminal paper 'On Sanism' was written in 1992. The fascinating thing is that a term to describe mental health discrimination, coined in 1960 within disability law, was not yet in common usage. It was invisible, and Perlin spent time in his paper discussing this. You can read his paper here: Fast forward to 2016, when Sonia Meerai, Idil Abdillahi & Jennifer Poole 'An Introduction to Anti-Black Sanism' was written. The term, as yet, is still not in common usage even after 60 years. We have racism, homophophia, ableism, sexism to describe various forms of discrimination. Where did sanism get lost? Losing the term has meant that it hasn't evolved in the literature in the same way as other named areas discrimination, such as intersectionality. Meerai et al take the concept into the present, writing about anti - Black sanism. You can read their paper here: Please book your FREE place so that we have an idea of numbers to expect and can send you details of the papers being considered and Zoom details. Support other Mad projects: You can buy Asylum magazine here: 2023 Dates: 6 Apr 4 May 1 Jun 6 Jul 3 Aug 7 Sept 5 Oct 2 Nov 7 Dec

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