Mental Health and Civil Rights: Anti-Oppression, Cultural Humility, and Peer Support

Vesper Moore, Lindsey Vezina, Ashley Sproul, and Brenda Vezina

In this presentation we will discuss the fight for civil rights as it relates to mental health and disability. We will specifically discuss the evolution of advocacy and understanding the intersecting identities and marginalization communities face. This presentation will explore how cultural humility, anti-racism, and anti-oppression are critical to the peer support approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the fundamentals of anti-oppression, anti-racism, and cultural humility.
  • Participants will be able to explore how peer support can be used as an approach to fight for civil rights.
  • Participants will learn about human rights from an international perspective.