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It’s #MillionsMissing Week!

It’s here. It’s #MillionsMissing week! Are you ready to gather allies, express your art, share your story, tune into some great performances, and celebrate our community? There is a lot to do, and you should only participate when and how you are able. Our numbers are mighty, so you are not in this alone. Together, we

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Saturday, March 28th: Crip Camp virtual screening and Q&A

At the Sundance Film Festival in January, I had the privilege of watching Crip Camp, a documentary film that premieres today on Netflix. It’s about building a community in spite of a world that excludes you; that often tries hard to deny your humanity or ignore your very existence. It’s about how that community birthed a disability

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Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

Rat Queens, a show on the popular Twitch channel, HyperRPG, is hosting a fundraiser for #MEAction this Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm PST. Twitch is a live streaming platform and anyone can watch and participate from their homes! 100% of  the proceeds will go to #MEAction. Rat Queens (based on the Image Comic Book Series by

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Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted by #MEAction and SMCI

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Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center — and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young woman with ME.   [pullquote

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The End ME/CFS Tour in Boston w/ Linda Tannenbaum

Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston, MA, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association. Open Medicine Foundation® (OMF) is the leading research organization working to end ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases.

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The End ME/CFS Tour in NYC w/ Linda Tannenbaum

Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event will be moderated by Terri L. Wilder, #MEAction New York Activist. Open Medicine Foundation® (OMF) is the leading

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#MEAction Launches First New York Organizing Meeting

With the excitement and attention around the theatrical premiere of ‘Unrest’ in NYC this month now is the time to take ME advocacy and activism to a new level in New York. Over the past year there has been increasing progress at the state level. Last fall a #MillionsMissing protest was held in front of

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3 Ways You Can Join in a #TimeforUnrest

Update: View a recording of the call here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQWgvK1UsdQ ————————— The September kickoff of the #TimeforUnrest campaign is just around the corner, and we at #MEAction couldn’t be more excited! Last week we recorded our first community call where we got to know the Unrest team, hear about the film’s release plan and got a sneak peek into the impact campaign and its

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