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An award for mental health activism

December 8th, 2011 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio

Ruth Ruth Stackhouse, a Mad Pride pioneer, is recognized by the City of Toronto for her outstanding work

Ruth Ruth Stackhouse is a proud member of the psychiatric survivor community and a long-standing social and health activist. Her extensive community work includes organizing Mad Pride, establishing The Friendly Spike Theatre Band, working with anti-violence education, and academic research work on a project about the exploitation of mental hospital patient labour called Out From Under.

Ruth Ruth has been named this year’s recipient of the City of Toronto’s Access Award for Disability Issues, which recognizes a person or an organization whose efforts have significantly contributed to improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto.

We speak with Ruth Ruth Stackhouse.

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Image: Ruth Ruth at her Out From Under exhibit about forced labour in the former “Toronto Hospital for the Insane”.

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