St. John’s summer forums continue this Sunday, August 3, when Amy Alexander and Raj Ray will present “In Our Own Voice”, their stories of living with mental illness. The forum will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the church’s upper room.
Amy Alexander is a mental health consumer and trained speaker for the statewide In Our Own Voice Program under the aegis of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has advocated at the State House in Boston and local venues to campaign for better treatment for people living with mental illness, and has spoken to local churches, colleges, and civic organizations in hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness.
In these summer forums, St. John’s welcomes the public to a respectful and appreciative hearing of the experiences of people who have taken bold steps in faith and put their conviction and passion into action. The church is located at 35 Park Street, Williamstown, MA, and is accessible to the physically challenged. The upper room is reached by the ramp entrance on Park Street. Information: 413-458-8144.