From the Mental Health Movement:
Spread the word, the trial of those of us who occupied the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic is tomorrow… note that we’re doing a press conference before the trial at 8:30am http://www.facebook.com/events/278279512284368/
WHAT: Trial of Mental Health Movement members who occupied Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to fight its closure
WHEN: Monday 10/15 – 8:30am
: Press conference in front of 2600 S. California
at 8:30am, then 9am trial inside room 102, branch 46
On April 12th, 2012, twenty-three mental health patients, nurses, therapists, caregivers and advocates were arrested at a sit-in at the Woodlawn Community Mental Health clinic. After years of other tactics, the sit-it group and its thousands of supporters sought to stop the closure of the City’s clinics and prevent the impending death, hospitalization, and incarceration of those who need them.The City administration responded to the peaceful sit-in with SWAT and other CPD armed with guns and chainsaws to cut through barricades. All were arrested. On Monday 10/15 the arrestees who plead not-guilty to trespassing will stand trial for their actions.
“They’re killing us, without our clinics and therapists we have nowhere to turn,” said Helen Morley, who went to the now closed Beverly/Morgan Park Mental Health Clinic and passed away two months after the clinic’s closure.
The trial will take place in front of Judge Chiampas Court Room 102 Branch 46.