BE A PART OF 'HUG A MAD PERSON' DAY / 23 August 2008
Hello people, last week I was thinking how I miss the campaigning part of being a mad person, and an idea popped into my head. Why not organise a march to challenge stigma and discrimination, where the marchers wear 'Hug a Schizophrenic' or ‘Hug a Mad Person’ 'Hug a Manic Depressive' t-shirts and invite the public to do just that. The march would stop at some psychiatric hospitals to invite the psychiatric staff to hug the marchers. We have already some good media interest in the idea. The idea is to make it colourful, fun, celebratory of everyone’s ability to love, and not hidden and shameful. It will be warm and in no way accusatory or confrontational. Hug a Mad Person Day will be on Valentines Day, 14th Feb 2009.
So that is what I am going to do. Anyone wanna be on board as one of the planners, to be part of one of the organisations taking part, or to sponsor. I'd love as many people to be involved with this as possible.
If you are interested, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org