National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Seizing Opportunities For Change

2008 Annual Rights Conference

October 1 – 4, 2008

The University of Texas, Thompson Conference Center, Austin, Texas

2008 Conference Featured Speakers
Michael Perlin
International Disability Rights Expert and Author

Catherine Penney Of Dante’s Cure, Her True Story
International Disability Rights Expert and Author Of Dante’s Cure, Her True Story

Susan Stefan Significant Developments in Mental Health Law – 2008

Plenaries by Latino Activists and Leaders,
Peer Advocates &
Veterans on Contemporary Issues

A Special Presentation
Tribute to Institutionalized Musicians

Well-known advocates and activists will present workshops including

Jennifer Mathis   Bill Stewart   Ron Bassman Jim Gottstein   Darby Penney  Peter Stastny  Kim Darrow  Dennis Feld  Emmett Dwyer Mark Joyce  Pat Risser  Brian East John Breeding Eliza and Ted Eller, Emily Johnson and Ann Creighton of Ionia Anne Rider  Ira Burnim   Moira Dolan  Lauren DeWitt

Conference activities will be held at the University of Texas Thompson Conference Center. Hotel accommodations are at the nearby AT&T Conference Center, within walking distance or accessible by shuttle.

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