The Uncaring Arm of the State: The Black British women’s movement and mental health activism in the archives

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There is an extensive oral and archival history of intersectional activism by the emerging British Black women’s movement of the late 70’s. While this was instrumental in shaping current discourses on racial health disparities within psychiatric service, it has been marginalised in the history of ongoing service-user/psychiatric survivor movements. I’m arguing that a meaningful engagement with this history of Black feminist mental health activism provides insight and possible learning outcomes if we are to continue fostering a community-oriented praxis.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2021
EventIntersectional Approaches to Disability and Race - Online
Duration: 9 Jul 20219 Jul 2021


ConferenceIntersectional Approaches to Disability and Race
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