Icarus Project at Quimby’s

Oct ’07
3:00 pm

The Icarus Project at Quimby’s!

Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 PM

This will be a release party, reading and community discussion for the Icarus Project’s debut publication Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, the first in a series of radical community mental health & popular education materials. The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s 40-page guide gathers the best information we’ve come across and the most valuable lessons we’ve learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, withdrawal, detailed Resource section, information for people staying on their medications, and much more. Written by Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional Advisory Board providing research assistance and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing. The guide has photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting by Ashley McNamara. Download a .pdf to read or a ‘zine version to print and fold into a booklet (instructions included). Or low-cost published copies will be available at the event.

The Performers:
Will Hall – is co-founder of Freedom Center in MA in addition to being a founding collective member of The Icarus Project. His writing, speaking and facilitator skills have made him a guiding light in the international movement for human rights in mental health.  He is the coordinator & main author in a community collaborative debut of Icarus pop ed materials called: Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

Bonfire Madigan Shive – is a new music cellist, vocalist, avant-pop composer, community organizer, and touring musician. She released two albums on the Kill Rock Stars label and has collaborated on stage or in studio with artists as diverse and influential as Elliott Smith, Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos Quartet), Cat Power, and Fugazi. Bonfire Madigan’s work has been stirring the  DIY art/activist movements from Riot Grrrl to Queercore to Chamber Punk (a genre she is credited with creating) and beyond. Her forthcoming studio album is scheduled  for release in 2008. She is a founding collective member of The Icarus Project,

Sascha Altman Dubrul – is a writer, farmer, and visionary mad man. his 2002 article for the SF Bay Guardian entitled Bipolar World was the seed that launched the Icarus Project.  The Icarus Reader and Road Map of Bipolar Worlds which he co-authored as the project’s debut publication is now in it’s 6th printing.