Workshop#1: Accepting Voices – Toronto – 11.Aug.2018


Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”,  even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices.

This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical,  human experience perspective understanding of the kinds of experiences – like difficult-to-hear voices- that are often categorised as “psychosis”.

A key part is making connections between pain, trauma psychosis powerlessness and disconnectedness we can experience when we find ourselves feared and discarded by society.

This edition will have a special focus on supporting those who struggle with such experiences and wh also struggle with homelessness.

Also offered for the first time on a Saturday- for those who’ve reported how they are unable to attend on a weekday.

Hearing Voices Workshop#1
Accepting Voices

Saturday 11 August 2018
9.30am to 430pm
69 Queen St East
Toronto

Spaces are limited and
registration is required.

Fee
Worker          $150
Community  $125

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We Fight – Dashboard Confessional


And there’s still a kid somewhere that needs to hear this
That somebody cares, that somebody knows

We Fight
Dashboard Confessional

We were the kids that left home probably too young
But we took our share and maybe then some
Tired of beatings and battles and being sewn up
But that made us grow up, and that made ’em scared

Cause we never learned to keep our voices down
No, we only learned to shout
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out
And we earned what we could from the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd up
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out

(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(We fight our way out)
And we fight our way out
(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(We fight our way out)
And we fight our way out

And there’s still a kid somewhere that needs to hear this
That somebody cares, that somebody knows
Who’s tired of bleeding and battered and being torn up
Just pick yourself up, it’s time to go

Cause we never learned to keep our voices down
No, we only learned to shout
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out
And we earned what we could from the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd up
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out

(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(We fight our way out)
And we fight our way out
(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(We fight our way out)
And we fight our way out

Maybe we found a way to make some tracks
We didn’t snicker and turn our backs
We just kept digging in, and digging in, and giving back

Cause we never learned to keep our voices down
No, we only learned to shout
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out
And we earned what we could from the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd up
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out
Cause we never learned to keep our voices down
No, we only learned to shout
So we fight our way in (we fight our way in)
And we fight our way out

(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(And we fight our way out)
And we fight our way out
(We fight our way in)
We fight our way in
(And we fight our way out)
And we fight our way out

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Way down we go – Kaleo


Kaleo – Way down we go. Lyrics

Father tell me, we get what we deserve
Oh we get what we deserve

And way down we go
Way down we go
Say way down we go
Way down we go
You let your feet run wild
Time has come as we all oh, go down
Yeah but for the fall oh, my
Do you dare to look him right in the eyes?
‘Cause they will run you down, down til the dark
Yes and they will run you down, down til you fall
And they will run you down, down til you go
Yeah so you can’t crawl no more
And way down we go
Way down we go
Say way down we go
‘Cause they will run you down, down til you fall
Way down we go
Oh bab-bab-yeah
Wow baby
Baby
Bab, down we go
Yeah
And way down we go
Way down we go
Say way down we go
Way down we go
Songwriters: David Nils Olof Antonsson / Jokull Juliusson / Daniel Aegir Kristjansson / Rubin Pollock

 

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The Strength of Women | Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever – Erin May Kelly


 

Erin May Kelly reads herd her poem The Strength of Women |Why Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever.

I watched on the TV Kyle Stevens…
and she said:

“Little girls don’t stay little forever.
they turn into strong Women and return to destroy your world”
 
And I hope that every little girl knows
that she is capable of destruction

That for every big thing
that will try and hurt her
she can out swim it

That for every law
that will try and oppress her
she can fight it.

That she can stand inches away
from the thing that tried to kill her
and show it how enormously
it failed.

I hope she knows
that the moment she was born 
she was given a list of things 
that she cannot do
because she is small
and breakable

and female

And I hope she reads about all those women 
who shoved that list into their mouth
chewed it up 
and spat it out.

Because they did not
we shit to the world
that thought so little
of  teenage girls.
 

Twitter:        @ErinMayKelly
Facebook:    www.facebook.com/ErinMayKellyWriting/

 

 

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She’s Got a Friend Called Katie – The Indiana Drones


 

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Delinquent – The Indiana Drones


I’m pretty f#ckin optimistic
for a pessimist…

Get more of Justin Zucatto and his band The Indiana Drones:
website https://www.justinzuccato.com/

The Indiana Drones album on apple music: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fat-elvis-period/1235740639

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Street Soccer Toronto – Summer 2018


Like it says…
All you need do is show up.
Bring a team bring your friends, bring yourself.

Riverdale East Park
Just south of Danforth n Broadview.

Saturdays
12 noon  to 4:00pm

[Games are not four hours long but two halves of 7 min each.]

June   9
June 16     July   14
June 23    July   21
June 30    July   28

Printer friendly poster flyer thing:
Street Soccer Toronto Flyer[1]

 

 

 

 

Street Soccer Guiding Principles and Values

Street Soccer was created as a methodology for personal and social transformation.  We are foremost welcoming and hopeful.  We operate to the values of social inclusion, respect, solidarity, collaboration, perseverance, enjoyment, empowerment, fair play, team play, and leadership.  We create a fun and challenging environment where people have the opportunity to define themselves in new ways and to learn and succeed on and off of the soccer field for a lifetime.

We do our best to not identify people with language that leads to institutionalization.  We acknowledge that our participants have had certain experiences in their past but we don’t believe these experiences define who they are.

We endeavour to provide education and support that empowers players to take on leadership roles and we aim to provide opportunities for players to use their acquired skills.

Our goal is to provide continuing support indefinitely.  We acknowledge that people can require support long after traditional services have ended.  We endeavour to provide these services in collaboration with players, peers, supportive organizations, and community partners, municipal, regional and provincial governments.

 

 

 

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What’s Goin’ on? Marvin Gaye


“What’s Going On”

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Mother, mother, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

 

 

 

 

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Hypernormalization – Adam Curtis


Hyernormalization – a documentary by Adam Curtis.

Adam Curtis:
I have a new film going up on iPlayer this Sunday – the 16th. Here’s a background to what the film is about. And a trail.


We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – they have no idea what to do.

This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us we accept it as normal.

 

Hypernormalization by Adam Curtis
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/entries/02d9ed3c-d71b-4232-ae17-67da423b5df5

 

 

 

 

 

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The Plague – The Indiana Drones


I know it’s cool to be fucked up
and so in style to be insane…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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connecting…


Connecting…
A space to connect, share, and learn with and from each other…

This is an online group – on facebook with members from around planet earth.
Find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/485705918484672/

Group Description

1. This group is for people who are seeking a space to connect with others around the globe in making sense of their personal experiences of struggling as a human in this world in ways that clinicians like to categorise as “mental illness” but we don’t have to.

2. Be it your own personal struggle and learning, or your own struggle and learning in supporting a loved one in theirs, this space is for sharing stories, experiences, questions, ideas, resources…

We especially welcome non-word-based contributions and expressions.

3. Specifically, this space is especially for those who have grown weary of inadequate and/ or dehumanizing services on offer wherever they are in the world.

4. We prefer to stay away from arguments about overthrowing, undermining or even blowing up the mental-illness-industrial-complex.

We’re with you on all that, but it tends to get all righteous and it gets all righteous and should-y and that’s [part of] the problem not the way out.

Let’s keep it out of this space and focus on us, each other and connecting, learning growing with and from each other.

5. This group is CLOSED – you’ll need check with facebook what that means as details change from time to time.

 

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