A two-sheet, hand-pasted mock-up or marquette for a protest demonstration flyer, produced by the Network Against Psychiatric
Assault, Los Angeles County Chapter, with a mailing address of Studio City, California for its Conference Committee. According
to an accompanying job ticket for a printer in Santa Monica, 4500 copies of the mailer-flyer were ordered. the flyer announces
a demonstration to be held in Santa Monica on November 5, 1977, opposing 'coerced psychosurgery' at St. John's Hospital, where
'psychosurgeon, Hunter Brown, cuts apart the brains of approximately 100 people a year.' Each sheet represents one side of
the mailer; both sheets are pasted on the back of stationery from the Syro-Chaldean Community of the Love of Christ.
Influenced by the civil rights, women's, and gay liberation movements, the mental patients liberation movement began to organize
in the early 1970s. The Network Against Psychiatric Assault was founded in 1974 and was considered one of the most effective
and militant groups in the American movement against psychiatric abuse. Its members staged a month-long 'sleep-in' in the
offices of Governor Jerry Brown, drawing attention to conditions at the metropolitan State Hospital that resulted in an investigation.
The Network also successfully convinced Berkeley voters to ban shock therapy in their city.
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