The Alternatives National Conference has decided not to hold an independent conference this year. Instead, Alternatives is collaborating with Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon to host elements of Alternatives in its Peerpocalypse conference, April 20-23, 2020 conference in Seaside, Oregon. To learn more about the mission of the Peerpocalypse conference, click here.
The mission of the Alternatives conference is to include as many diverse perspectives as possible on mental health recovery.
The Alternatives conference continues on the legacy of the late Judi Chamberlin,* a pioneering leader in the peer rights movement, and is funded entirely through registration fees and donations. “We will be ‘on our own’ again, connecting to the roots of our movement,” said conference chair Anthony Fox. “We will be free and empowered to express our unique voices, to learn from each other in the spirit of self-help, mutual support, and the principles of recovery in action, with the goal of living full and independent lives in the community.”
*A brief video of Judi's life and contribution.
Judi Chamberlin's book, On Our Own. You can purchase it at this link.