This Month at The Dragon Café – Celebrating LGBT History & Culture
This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Epistemic Injustice – A Discussion
Does clinical language properly describe the experience of mental illness or serve as a barrier of understanding and reinforce a power divide? Academics are discovering that service users often feel they are not properly listened to by clinicians, or that they are not treated as ‘credible witnesses’, and research is suggesting that, in each case, service users are victims of ’epistemic injustice’. Join us at 7 pm for Epistemic Injustice – A Discussion in which five guest speakers will each introduce the concept of epistemic injustice and ask how useful it is in making sense of service user experiences.
Our speakers include Dr Khaldoon Ahmed, a consultant psychiatrist, Trustee of Mental Fight Club and one of the founders of ReCreate Psychiatry; Neil Armstrong, a social and medical anthropologist; Kate Martin, a sociologist; Edward Harcourt, a philosopher at Oxford University; and Keira Pratt-Boyden, a social anthropologist.
We will also be Celebrating LGBT Short Film at 6 pm with a second programme of fantastic film including stories in schools, hair salons and an exploration of why queer love has never been preserved and celebrated in Eastern European folk history presented by filmmaker Katarzyna Perlak.
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