National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

torch.bmp (19926 bytes) Reclaiming Freedom:

November 17-20, 2005  
Hartford, Connecticut

Come join us in Hartford for NARPA's Annual Rights Conference. Learn and be inspired by outstanding presenters and each other. 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!

2005 Conference Keynoters:

Judi Chamberlin, Psychiatric survivor and activist since 1971
Author, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System,Co-Founder of the National Empowerment Center
Some Reflections on Freedom and Advocacy--Looking Back and Looking Forward

Professor David Cohen, Ph.D., Florida International University
Author, Researcher, and Expert on Psychiatric Medications
Doing Away with Prescription-Only Drugs

Peter Cubra, J.D., Children's Rights Attorney
Founder, Advocacy, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM
New freedom or old freedom?  Just whose freedom are we working for?

Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W., Advocate
Advocacy, Inc., Texas
Herding Cats, Passing Restraint Legislation in Texas

Mark Davis, Advocate, Bisexual/Gay/Intersex/Lesbian/Transgender/Questioning Rights
20-year veteran of the consumer/survivor movement
Freedom from the 4-F Club: Feeling Fabulously Fruity and Feisty

Well-known advocates and activists will present more than thirty workshops, including:

And many more


Registration $360 (Through November 12, 2005)
Registration (On-Site): $400
$65 per day Thursday & Sunday; $125 per day Friday & Saturday
The Conference begins with check-in registration at 4 PM
with the first plenary at 6 PM followed by a reception on November 17.  
The Conference ends at 12:30 on Sunday, Nov. 20.

For more information contact NARPA via the web

For more than two decades, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops.
We learn from each other, share with colleagues and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels and developmental disabilities.

We invite YOU to join US in Hartford, CT, November 17-20, 2005.

NARPA 2005
November 17-20, 2005
Sheraton Hartford Hotel
100 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108

Conference Schedule.

NARPA 2005 Frequently Asked Questions


Schedule subject to change