24.03: Taking care of the world, through the catastrophe

Mental health practices in settings of crisis, conflict and political violence

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a moment of discussion between groups, collectives, communities in different parts of the world that deal with mental health in territories of conflict, war and political violence.

The meeting is open and will be held online. We will do our best to provide simultaneous translation into English, Turkish and Spanish.

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(in progress)

  • 17.00 – Brigata Basaglia: introduction
  • 17.20 – Fikret Çalağan, Kurdistan, member of the Ata Soyer School of Health and Politics, a founding reality of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Health Assembly and the Peoples Democratic Congress (HDK) Health Assembly. Their goal is to develop and sustain community knowledge and healing power, knowledge and power that modern medicine not only ignores but also tries to subsume.
  • 17.40 – Assala Mdawkhy, Tunisia, Tunisian Queer Activist belonging to the LGBTQI+ movement in Tunisia and Pan Africa.
  • 18.00 – Davide Grasso, Italy, Ypg fighter in Syria in 2016, researcher and writer of Hevalen, 2017 and La città e il fantasma , 2019.
  • 18.20 – Ian Parker and Luke Manzarpour, UK, – Red clinic, a collective of communist mental health workers united for a radical psychotherapy, for the care of the oppressed, and for uniting the two in the service of communist politics.
  • 18.40 – Samah Jabr, Palestine, coordinator of mental health services in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • 19.00 – Mariela Rodriguez, Cuba, member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis and Faculty of Psychology, University of Havana.
  • 19.20 – Graciela Painelaf, Wallmapu, Lawentuchefe of Nahuelpan’s lof, traditional Mapuche connoisseur of plants and other forces and energies of nature that help to restore the lost balance
  • 19.40 – Cerezo Committee, Mexico, solidarity and voluntary work organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of victims of politically repression in Mexico, with a civil, autonomous, secular and independent character
  • 20.00 – Pedro Mercado Madero, Mexico, Communal Council of the Santa María Ostula, an organization located in the Mexican state of Michoacan focused on self-defense and autonomy and Heriberto Paredes independent journalist accompanying the community.
  • 20.20 – Debate and proposals to continue working together.