'Voices for Humanity' Joins Fred Shaw in Fight for Human Rights
Helping to raise broad public awareness and pass legislation to prevent psychiatric abuse
LOS ANGELES, October 24, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Scientology Network’s "VOICES FOR HUMANITY"—the weekly series presenting heroic changemakers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities—announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Rev. Fred Shaw premiering October 24, 2018.
"VOICES FOR HUMANITY" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
Over $190 billion is spent every year in the U.S. on mental health. Seventeen million American children have been labeled mentally ill. Electroconvulsive shock “therapy” (ECT) is being administered to infants and children under the age of 5. One in six African Americans is taking psychiatric medication. Human rights watchdog Rev. Fred Shaw challenges mental health diagnoses that are made with no scientific basis, extreme psychiatric treatment, and over-drugging by standing up to and fighting the system.
ABOUT FRED SHAW
Born in a family of civic-minded freedom fighters in South Los Angeles, Fred Shaw often heard it said, “If you don’t stand up, who will?” A former deputy sheriff, Shaw has a passion for protecting civil and human rights by elevating people, especially those in African-American communities.
Rev. Shaw is vice president of NAACP Inglewood South Bay and international spokesperson for Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Working closely with the Black Caucus, NAACP and Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Shaw helps raise broad public awareness of the importance of passing mental health legislation to prevent psychiatric abuse. National NAACP unanimously passed two resolutions against ECT and child drugging and Shaw has gained the support of legislators in five states, with one introducing it into law.
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