Racism, Wilful Ignorance & Psychiatry

This event took place at the Wellcome Collection on 25th March 2023

Racism in the mental health system has been there since its beginning. Psychiatry has grown out of a soil that is nourished with white supremacy and colonialism. It doesn’t want to acknowledge that. Psychiatry has no insight into its own condition. It is a danger to itself and others. But ultimately, psychiatry is terrified of giving Black, Brown, and other minoritised people the time, care and reparation they deserve.

Here is the film of the event. The performance includes strong and sexual language, and historical references to abuse and violence, mental health and identity-based discrimination.