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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tonight in New York--Care of Ward 81

Tonight is Bill Diodato's book release/show of "Care of Ward 81," the first of two books on the subject. Located at the Oregon State Mental Hospital (the hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed in 1976), Ward 81 was set up as a psychiatric ward to help women in need by providing them with medical attention and isolation. The event is being presented by Resource Magazine.

From the Introduction by Bill Diodato:_“…. Entering Ward 81, I found each room vibrated with pastel colors, some walls even adorned with curiously upbeat art from the patients. All this beauty was contrasted with a dense chalky air, earthy odor and constant crackling of debris beneath my feet….In the end, I can’t say where exactly the many sleepless nights I spent pondering what happened to the women of Ward 81 have taken me. I simply do not know. If, by chance, it helps even just one woman and her family, I rest my head with a renewed sense of hope.”

Sun West Studios
450 West 31st St, 10th Floor (between 9th and 10th Ave)
7:00pm - 10:00pm

You must RSVP in order to attend.

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