Radio Interview in Spanish with Sascha from Santiago, Chile

This interview was conducted by Marcelo Eduardo Sanhueza Vallejos in the living room of Roberto Ernesto Gajardo Gutierrez in the middle of the summer in Santiago, Chile, January 2015. It was the day before the Alternatives to Psychiatry conference which you can read more about here. In this interview I … Continue reading

Sascha’s Reportback to the NYC Icarus Group on Trip to South America

So here’s a video shot and edited by Erin Lemkey of NYC Icarus at Bluestockings last week. I came back from Argentina and Chile full of stories. What’s not on this video is the on fire conversation that happened afterwards with a room full of New Yorkers about international solidarity … Continue reading

The Little Known History of Seed Libraries and the Radical Mental Health Movement

I recently got a very exciting book in the mail from a woman named Cindy Conner entitled Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People. I’m a character in the narrative of her story, the young urban farmer who has the idea to start the … Continue reading

Race, Social Welfare Policy, and The Icarus Project

  Race, Social Welfare Policy, and The Icarus Project Sascha A. DuBrul Social Work Policy I Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work   Abstract: In this paper I will define the structure and operation of racism in general, the differences in the meaning of institutional or structural racism, overt … Continue reading

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Reading this book was a really powerful experience for me, it both filled me with rage and made me feel connected to the growing political movement that is challenging the racism and brutality of mass incarceration. It gave me the tools to critique the criminal justice system and put it … Continue reading