Local Groups Update - New Groups and Upcoming Events!

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In the past month, four new Icarus-affiliated local groups have sprung up in several different states in the U.S. and folks in other locations are working on starting groups where there has never been a community-rooted radical mental health network.  


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In Greensboro, North Carolina meetings are being held bi-weekly at an after-hours

worker-owned bookstore, Glenwood Coffee and Books.  Greensboro organizers have visited the Icarus group in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, and have experience in all sorts of awesome practices and endeavors - like non-hierarchical organizing models, re-evaluation counseling, and volunteer coordination.

To contact organizers in Greensboro, NC, please feel free to reach out to Bill H. by email icarusgso@gmail.com


In St. Louis, Missouri, an enormous amount of organizing energy and resistance has arisen in response to the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed young black American male who was shot to death on August 9th by police officers.  In response to collective trauma and losses within community, a local organizer was inspired to look into ways to support people’s mental health during times of stress, grief, and community crises...which was when they came across The Icarus Project.


Icarus STL has been meeting regularly at Mokabe’s Coffeehouse, a community conscious space, and has rallied alot of amazing people, energy, and ideas. Please contact organizers for information about upcoming meetings and events.


Here is a link to the Icarus Project STL Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291336934387478/?ref=br_tf and you can email icarusprojectstl@gmail.com to get in touch with organizers!




In Cincinnati, Ohio, Icaristas are meeting every Thursday at 7:00pm at Soapbox Books & Zines [1415 Knowlton Street]! This is an emerging group and you can get in touch with jdoza423@gmail.com to find out how to get involved!


In Denver, Colorado, folks are meeting every Friday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at a conference room/meeting space on Arapahoe Street. Please check out the Icarus - Denver website for more information about the group and how to access weekly meetings! https://icarusprojectdenver.firebaseapp.com/Home



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Upcoming Local Group and Icarus-affiliated Events


Mutual Aid Organizing Support Calls

Currently, there are local group organizing support conference calls that take place every other Thursdays to support active and emerging mutual aid organizers in staying connected, developing sustainable organizing strategies, sharing resources and brainstorming solutions to common difficult scenarios in holding community spaces for radical mental health support, discussion, and activism.

The next call is on October 23rd, 9:00pmEST/6:00pmPST.

Here is the dial in information:

Participant Access Code: 1038485#

Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1500

These calls are a great way for new organizers to connect with other folks who are creating radical mental health spaces in their towns.

Here are the dates for the next few calls:

Every other Thursday, 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST

October 23rd

November 6th

November 20th


October 16th

Greensboro, NC

Crooked Beauty Film Screening

Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00pm

Glenwood Coffee and Books, 1310 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro


The Icarus Project - Greensboro will screen Ken Paul Rosenthal's film Crooked Beauty on Thursday, October 2nd at Glenwood Coffee & Books, 1310 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro.  This event is being organized to catalyze dialog and to support radical mental health organizing and community building in Greensboro.  A discussion will follow. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the film to start as soon as it is dark enough.


October 17th

St. Louis, Missouri

Icarus Project STL: Healing Arts Support Social

Friday, October 17 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

First Unitarian Church of St. Louis

5007 Waterman, St. Louis 63108

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481017955502100/?ref=br_tf


Soup & nutritious snacks will be provided by Icaristas.

Chris Otto will be playing the flute.

We will have a meditative space to relax, eat, listen to beautiful music, and create collective healing.


San Francisco


Crooked Beauty Film Screening

@ Bay Area ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6 – 8pm, $10

New People Cinema

1746 Post Street (between Webster & Buchanan)

San Francisco, California 94115


Book reading & discussion of Maps to the Other Side by Sascha Altman Dubrul before the screening.

Post screening discussion and Q&A with Director, Ken Paul Rosenthal


Asheville, NC


The Asheville Radical Mental Health Collective: Creativity and Madness Workshop

Friday, October 17th, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Eagle Street Coffee Emporium, 39 S. Market St.

for more information, please contact radmadasheville@theicarusproject.net


October 21st


Asheville, NC


Mechanical Eye Microcinema and the ARMHC Present:

For Shadows, by Ken Paul Rosenthal and We’re Okay, by Kira Bursky

Tuesday, October 21st, 8:00pm

BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville, NC

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/843086602391033/


For more information about local group organizing with The Icarus Project or to let us know about something happening in your town, please email localgroups@theicarusproject.net!