The stereotyping of people living with mental disabilities and homeless people during the
Occupy encampments could have set our mutual liberation back for decades. If it doesn’t, it will be
due to a radically different story from those who came to the Occupy camps to protest and meet each
other face to face.
The Occupy encampments have been swept from our cities and towns. We no longer have that
opportunity to break bread with those who come from different backgrounds and political opinions.
So…pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and meet three of your comrades.
Herbert Darren spent a month at the Occupy L.A. encampment. David Parks and Eve are heavily
involved in Occupy Santa Rosa. All three live with mental disabilities. All are (or have been)
They talk about how homeless and mental disability issues are important to the movement, about the
conflicts within the camps, and how becoming part of this movement has affected their lives.
Adrienne Lauby hosts.