Donate today to support Black Healers, Black Healing,
and our collective liberation! Every $10 gets you a raffle ticket!

Donate with PayPal

A Workshop for Psychiatric Survivors With Johanna Rothe

Flyer "What is our relationship to Blackness? / A workshop for Psychiatric Survivors / Solidarity Healing September"
Image description: The image is a collage consisting of three squares in front of a grey background. In the bottom left corner, there is a yellow box, with the handwritten words: “What is our relationship to Blackness? / A workshop for Psychiatric Survivors / Solidarity Healing September 2020.” Next to it, on the right there is a photo of a white woman’s face and chest. She has blue glasses and is looking somewhere to the left of the camera, her expression something between a smile and a frown. She is wearing a light grey scarf, a turquoise hoodie and a black windbreaker. In the background there are parked cars and an apartment building. At the bottom of the flyer there is a print, where white lines are etched into the black surface, showing a sketch of a hospital bed with a restraining belt, disparate limbs, and the words “STOP THE ABUSE!” Below the print, it is written: https://entisolieren.de

“When I read about Black Healing October and Solidarity Healing September, the whole concept struck me immediately as right. Through its financial structure it acknowledges that Black and white and non-Black people of color are positioned radically different in this world. At the same time it is so welcoming and affirming of potentially everybody’s capacity to contribute something valuable.”
–Johanna Rothe
https://entisolieren.de
Support Johanna: PayPal: johanna.rothe [at] posteo.de

Event Description

My workshop will be a space to think about anti-Blackness in psychiatric survivor organizing as well as the potential for solidarity between Black people and psychiatric survivors as groups. Such solidarity must have a basis in an understanding of how we are situated in the world and in relation to each other. The workshop gives an introduction to important concepts by the Black radical thinkers Frank Wilderson, Hortense Spillers and Alex Weheliye. These concepts include: captive, free, Black, Slave, Human, flesh, body, person. I will then attempt to situate psychiatric survivorhood in relation to these concepts. I will also share how I learned about these concepts, and how my story of learning is related to my story of psychiatric lock-up. I welcome participants to contribute their knowledge as well. No specific prior knowledge is required or expected – just an openness to thinking and learning.

Who Is This Event For?

Psychiatric Survivors. Maximum 15 participants

Event Length

2 hours

Event Date and Time

Saturday, September 26, 9-11 AM PT

Suggested Donation

$3-60 or more is suggested for non-Black participants; no one turned away for lack of funds

How to Register

Make sure to scroll down in the Eventbrite box below for donation options.

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/339509647432557

Presenter Bio

I am a white queer woman psychiatric survivor living in Berlin with my two children. You can read about the work that I do from my heart on my website: https://entisolieren.de. (It is partly in German, partly in English.) I was born in the 1980s in a middle-class heteronormative family in Austria. My family moved to Berlin when I was a teenager. I spent my mid- and late twenties in California, where I completed a PhD in History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies.


<< back to event calendar

This and all Solidarity Healing September events are organized by Reclaim UGLY and our Non-Black Allies as fundraisers and heart raisers for Black Healing October. Black Healing October will offer 150 hours of free, sacred Healing Events for Black People facilitated by Black people.


Click here to add this to your Google Calendar and stay up-to-date on events!


Join Our Mailing List

Donate today to support Black Healers, Black Healing,
and our collective liberation! Every $10 gets you a raffle ticket!

Donate with PayPal
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: