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1989 Sept. 28

Bucalo, Giuseppe

Letter from Giuseppe Bucalo to Mental Patients Liberation Front

Messina (Italy) - Identifies the antipsychiatry association of the Comitato D'iniziativa Anti-psichiatrica which is building an "international documentation centre about cultural alternatives to psychiatry" and asks for material on projects, initiatives, and magazines.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 Mar. 24

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Dave Joseph

Somerville (Mass.) - Updates on Chamberlin's work and travels including her participation in an upcoming conference in Pennsylvania at which she will interview ex-patient clients of psychosocial rehabilitation programs and a just finished conference at Brandeis College where Chamberlin co-led a workshop on grass-roots organizing.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Mar. 10

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Leonard Roy Frank

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing the New York Civil Liberties conference at which Chamberlin and Thomas Szasz were both speakers as well as plans for the upcoming Toronto conference. Updates on Chamberlin's plans for travel and speaking events as well as an article written for the Boston Globe describing a member of MPLF and a lawsuit. Also including an update on budget cuts for public health resources in Massachusetts and... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Mar. 16

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Leonard Roy Frank

Somerville (Mass.) - Response to Frank's letter concerning the right to refuse treatment conference and ex-inmate participation therein. Including references to a Medicine in the Public Interest conference and NAPA member Larry Fishman's murder of his father. Updates on the increased membership and enthusiasm of MPLF including their intention to testify at an upcoming public hearing on seclusion and restraint regulations.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 Oct. 11

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Hope Knútsson

Somerville (Mass.) - Updates on progress of the MPLF drop-in center, teleconferences, ex-patient participation in the upcoming American Psychiatric Association conference, and Chamberlin's trip to Australia to work with CAPIC (the Campaign Against Psychiatric Injustice and Coercion). Discussing conferences past and upcoming in San Francisco, New Zealand, and Amsterdam. Reiterating criticism of electroshock therapy and pro... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1983 Feb. 10

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Jeanne

Somerville (Mass.) - Describing an upcoming trip to Ithaca for a speaking engagement at the college. Inquiring into a possible meeting with members of the MPA in Central New York. Updates on the movement, mutual friends or acquaintances, and MPLF.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1985 Feb.

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Hope Knútsson

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing a conference in Burlington, Vermont and Chamberlin's arrest there for an act of civil disobedience in which she and other activists entered a psychiatric ward with the intention of communicating directly with patients about their rights, particularly concerning ECT. Including information on the progress of MPLF's Ruby Rogers drop-in center.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 July 7

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Hope Knútsson

Somerville (Mass.) - Reflecting on a conference in Colorado and the issue of sexism within the movement. Discussing the prolonged wait to hear back on a grant for the MPLF drop-in center, Chamberlin's appearance on television regarding a boarding house fire in Boston in which several ex-patients died, and the Boston City Council's passing an ordinance forbidding discrimination on various grounds, including prior psychiatr... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1986 Jan.

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Hope Knútsson

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing the opening of MPLF's Ruby Rogers drop-in center, assistance from the Mass. Mental Health Association, and financial difficulties. Updates on the dismissal of charges against Chamberlin for her civil disobedience arrest in Vermont and an attempt to develop a national ex-patient organization which resulted in two fledgling organizations: the National Alliance of Mental Patients and the Natio... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 Feb. 7

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Hope Knútsson

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing Chamberlin's work towards acquiring state funding for an ex-patient run drop-in center, upcoming hearings for the ECT bill, a CBS News series on Tardive Dyskinesia, and work on the proposal for NIMH to fund a national ex-patients' conference on alternatives.

Judi Chamberlin Papers