2010 NAMI National Convention

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the program


Cultural Competence

In 2007, more than one of every two people added to this nation's population was Hispanic/Latino. By 2042, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, minorities will be the majority population in our country.

We will examine this issue at the convention with the help of two experts in the field: Dr. William Lawson, dean of the department of psychiatry at Howard University, and Dr. Annelle Primm, deputy medical director at the American Psychiatric Association.

There will also be workshops and networking sessions to develop ideas to promote Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in your community and tools to assess your organization's cultural responsiveness.

the movie


Unlisted Film

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia is set to screen on Friday, July 2, at the NAMI National Convention. The gripping documentary depicts the struggle of filmmaker Delaney Ruston, both a daughter and a doctor, to bring her father, who has paranoid schizophrenia, back into her life after hiding from him for 10 years.

What starts as a powerful story of reconciliation suddenly shifts when Delaney's father stops his medications and goes missing.

Steve Lopez, author of The Soloist, has called the film "beautiful and powerful."

This extraordinary film challenges us to reflect on our own ideas about mental illness, compassion and responsibility.

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the music


Susan McKeown

Susan McKeown, a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will perform during the convention banquet on Saturday, July 3.

Originally from Dublin, McKeown's music is steeped in Celtic tradition and draws on a wide range of inspiration—from Lord Byron to Pete Townsend.

The talented musician has worked with artists such as Natalie Merchant, Linda Thompson, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie.

To NAMI, however, McKeown is known as a friend and an inspiration.

She is a dedicated advocate for people affected by mental illness who uses her art to bring a message of hope to millions.

important info


Hilton Washington

AWESOME HOTEL: The Hilton Washington is nearing the end of a $140 million renovation and NAMI members will be among the first to enjoy this beautifully redone property.

Make your reservations now—rooms are going fast. Rates are $155 for a single room and $165 for double room, per night, plus tax.

SAVE ON AIRFARE: Discount airfare rates are available through United Airlines for convention travelers. Call United at (800) 521-4041 and use NAMI Meeting ID: 585SD.

Save even more money when you book your ticket online. Just enter "585SD" in the promotion code box on the reservations page.

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