November 15-18, 2006 Tremont Plaza Hotel on St. Paul Baltimore, MD
NARPA 2006: SOCIAL JUSTICE - THE TIME IS NOW!
Come join us in Baltimore for NARPA's Annual Rights Conference. Whether you're a NARPA veteran or newcomer, come learn, have fun and re-energize for the personal and collective battles we must continue to fight - especially today with so many challenges to individual rights and liberty!
Michael Perlin Professor & Internationally Recognized Disability Law Expert "To Memorizing Politics of Ancient History": International Human Rights, Comparative Mental Disability Law, and the Role of Institutional Psychiatry in the Suppression of Political Dissent
David Oaks Survivor & Director, Mind Freedom Support Coalition International
Vera Sharav President, Alliance for Human Research Protection
Leah Harris Author and Activist
Eric Rosenthal Director, Mental Disability Rights International
Alfreda Robinson-Dawkins Founder, National Women's Prison Project
Well-known advocates and activists will present workshops, including:
Mort Cohen, J.D., Adequacy of Representation in Civil Commitment Proceedings
- Susan Stefan, J.D., Significant Developments in Mental Health Law -- 2005 -2006
- Steve Schwartz, J.D., Cathy Costanzo, J.D., Alison Barkoff, Successful Litigation for Children's Services Using the Medicaid Act
- Michael Allen, Confronting Forced Treatment: The Media is the Message
- Mary Jo O'Brien, R.N., Adele Lynch, J.D., & Carol Neidenberg, Clients/Advocates as Innovators of Systemic Change
- David Popiel, J.D., Fair Housing Law for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
- Susan Froetschel & Douglas Olsen, R.N., C.S., Ph.D., Empowerment & Advocacy through Writing & Teaching
- Kent Earnhardt, J.D., Ph.D., PAIMI: Goals, Performance, and Discussion
- Michael Allen, Separate and Unequal: Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
- David Fathi, J.D. (ACLU National Prison Project) & Laura Cain, J.D., Tickets to Limbo: Psychiatric Disability in the Criminal Justice System
- Emmett Dwyer, J.D., Juvenile Justice Issues
Jim Gottstein, J.D., Strategic Litigation to Achieve Meaningful Change: The Myers Case, Alaska, and a National Initiative
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY
Join us in Baltimore, November 15-18, 2006.
The conference begins 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, with a Reception and Keynote by David Oaks, of MindFreedom International. Thursday and Friday events include workshops and keynote addresses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as special evening events. The conference closes Saturday, November 18, at 1 p.m., after a Keynote by Michael Perlin, internationally recognized disability law expert.