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Mental Health As a Civil Right

  • BRIC 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Mental health is one of the nation’s most pressing societal issues. Every year, one in five New Yorkers will experience a range of mental health challenges, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and schizophrenia. Every day, people deemed mentally ill are jailed against their will, denied due process in the justice system, and priced out of access to quality treatment. New York City is taking steps towards changing the culture and treatment around mental health, yet we still see persistent discrimination and stigma, especially in Brooklyn's communities of color. 

Join BRIC TV on December 13th as we bring together the voices of those who struggle with mental health, those who treat mental illness, and those on the front lines of securing mental health as a civil right for all.

On December 13, 2017, join BRIC TV as we bring together voices of patients, practitioners, politicians and advocates fighting for mental health as a civil right for all. 

Featuring pre-event screening at 6pm of The Marshall Project’s: We are Witnesses AND performance at 7pm by the Brooklyn Poetry Slam Team.

The cameras stop rolling at 8:30PM, but join us in the lobby afterwards for panelist meet and greet + drinks in the BRIC House lobby!


Michaela Angela Davis - Activist
Dr. Maysa Akbar - Yale Child Psychologist and author “Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism”
Orlando Mendoza - Director of Mental Health Division at Brooklyn Community Services
Beth Haroules - Civil Rights Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU
Jonah Bossewitch - PHD Mental Health Advocate, The Icarus Project
Akeem Browder - President of The Kalief Browder Foundation

Brian Vines, Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV

NOTE: Capacity at BRIC House is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis, whether you have RSVP'ed or not. Please come early to ensure entry and seating.

In Partnership with: 
Brooklyn Community Services
The Marshall Project

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