COVID-19 Updates

In response to COVID-19, Inside Our Minds is moving all of our programming to virtual for the time being for the safety of our community. This page will serve as an information base until in-person activities resume.

Community Resource List Document

Upcoming Virtual Events

Ideas and collaborations for meet-ups are always welcome: send us a message.

*Some of our events will welcome open discussion of all topics (like Mental Health Cafe), while other events will ask participants to limit discussions of COVID-19 (Reading Group, Writers / Artists Cafe) in order to create intentional spaces for decompression from media.*

Writers / Artists Cafe
Wednesday, April 1st from 4:00 – 6:00pm EST
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/778403915
Join us for a virtual writers and artists cafe! Share your writing, artwork, photography, videos, performances, and other forms of art virtually with community. Tell us about an idea you have for a new piece. Ask for feedback, critiques, suggestions. Or, just come and admire all the awesome art!
*This group will ask participants to limit discussions of COVID-19 and rather focus on our writing and art.*

Mental Health Cafe (Mutual Aid)
Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30 – 7:30pm EST
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/535433063
Join By Phone: (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID# 535433063
*This group is open discussion on all topics.*

Inside Our Minds Slack Channel: for virtual organizing, mutual aid, and community. Send us a message for access.

Zine Call for Submissions: Currently Open
Deadline Extended to Friday, April 17th by 11:59pm EST
We are moving forward with our zine call for submissions, but may release this issue as a digital only PDF, depending on how things are in April/May.

Accessing Zoom

Inside Our Minds primarily uses Zoom for virtual meet-ups. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that connects people through their browser, through the Zoom app, or even over the phone.

You can create a free Zoom account by visiting https://zoom.us/ (registration is not required but can make connecting easier). It may also be helpful to download Zoom to your computer, install the app on your smartphone, or bookmark / write down the number to call and meeting ID number for ease in joining calls.

To join from your computer or smartphone, click the Zoom link when it is time for the meet-up and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also join a test meeting here: https://zoom.us/test.

To join via phone, dial the number provided and wait for audio prompts requesting a meeting ID. Once requested, enter the meeting ID followed by the # key.

Zoom has the ability to communicate via video, audio, and/or text, with integrated options for closed captioning. You can choose to turn off your video and/or audio.

If Zoom’s servers are unable to handle increased traffic due to COVID-19, we will explore other avenues for meet-ups.