National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

torch.bmp (19926 bytes)NARPA 2002: RIGHTS UNDER SIEGE

The 2002 NARPA Conference will be held November 21-24, 2002 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  Be sure to mark your calendars and make your reservations early to take advantage of the special conference room rate of $79 per night.

Joanne Greenberg, author of the classic book, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and Gail Hornstein, Ph.D., author of To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, will provide the opening keynote. Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America, as well as Michael Perlin, Susan Stefan, Kermit Brown, and Peter Davidson are also confirmed keynote speakers. Michael Perlin, J.D., is a Professor of Law at New York Law School, has litigated landmark cases, and is the author of the multi-volume treatise, Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal. Michael's most recent book is "The Hidden Prejudice: Mental Disability on Trial."

New on November 15: Final schedule overview and excerpts from the printed program, including final times and room assignments for all scheduled events.

New on November 7: Complete workshop schedule with links to workshop descriptions and presenter brief biographies.

Please note: if you are planning to register at the door, send an email to including your name as you would like it to appear on your name badge together with any contact information you would like included in the participants directory which we plan to make available to people who attend NARPA 2002 as registered participants. Payment by cash, money order, or organizational check will be accepted at the door, however, payment at the door by personal check will not be accepted.

Current prices for single day registrations are as follows: Thursday $55, Friday $110, Saturday $110, and Sunday $55. More registration information is available on our registration page. Hotel information is available at the top of the registration page.

Keep checking this web site for updates on featured speakers and more program information.

NARPA 2002 Registration form in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format (96K download)

NARPA 2002 Conference Registration Information

Confirmed and Invited Presenters - NARPA 2002 Workshops

NARPA 2002 Schedule Overview

NARPA 2002 detailed workshop schedule

NARPA 2002 Conference Information - Summer Rights Tenet

NARPA Membership Information


Last updated November 7, 2002