CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Race, Imperialism and the Contradictory Clinic
September 24, 2020 –
by London Learning Cooperative
About this Event
Mental Health Workers’ Inquiry (MHWI) are a new group of workers organising in and beyond the mental health services sector. Together, we aim to increase our understanding of the nature of work and ownership, as well as to explore clinical approaches that foreground anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism. Our primary purpose is to develop ways of marrying member-led trade union organising with innovative financial vehicles to transform our current workplaces from within. In addition to creating new institutions, we propose radically to re-imagine those that already exist.
This discussion will focus on the relationship between race, imperialism and psychotherapy, exploring both the oppressive legacy of the clinic and how its contradictions can lead to a transformative and liberatory practice.