The Kennedy Forum Annual Meeting 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Chicago, IL

Bending towards Justice: A Summit for Mental Health Equity

Today, far too many people dealing with mental health and addiction challenges experience the justice system in lieu of justice itself. We convene this year with purpose and power and love to advocate for the kind of justice struggling individuals and families deserve - a life free from discrimination and stigma, the opportunity to overcome health challenges in pursuit of a fulfilling life, the right to affordable healthcare that treats the whole person - body, brain and spirit.

Our Leadership Breakfast will honor those who have undertaken the journey to social change in pursuit of mental health justice. The daytime Community Forum will convene the best and brightest and brave, and address the question Dr. Martin Luther King posed fifty years ago- Where do we go from here?

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
Dr. Martin Luther King

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“We stand on the doorstep to make momentous progress in advancing the cause of this new civil rights struggle started by the work of President Kennedy over 50 years ago.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy