Archive of Continuing Education Programing

Lynn Paltrow, ED, gives public lecture at Princeton University on April 24, 2013

April 26, 2013

NAPW Executive Director Lynn Paltrow gave a public lecture at Princeton University on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 entitled: "Forty Years After Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration."

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Lynn Paltrow, ED, leads two-part CLE at the Queens County Bar Association with Emma Ketteringham and Dr. Carl Hart

April 24, 2013

In a two-part continuing legal education (CLE) program at the Queens County Bar Association's Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, conducted two events with an expert and attorney about drug use and the child welfare system.
On April 23, 2013 Ms. Paltrow lead the program with Managing Attorney of Bronx Defenders Family Defense Practice, Emma Ketteringham, (also former NAPW Director of Legal Advocacy) to address "Considering the role of race and drug policy in child protective cases." The second event on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, was conducted with Columbia University Assistant Professor and Research Scientist, Dr. Carl Hart, PhD, about "Drug Use, Drug Effects, and the Role of Science and Experts in Child Protective Cases."

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NAPW attends & sponsors 2013 CLPP Conference at Hampshire College

April 15, 2013

April 12-14, 2013, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, and Staff Attorney, Farah Diaz-Tello, traveled to Amherst, MA to participate in the 27th Annual Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Conference at Hampshire College designed for community and student activists. The 2013 conference, for which NAPW was a sponsor, focused on "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom." Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director, appeared on a panel about "Making the Connections: Decriminalization and Reproductive Justice."

ED Lynn Paltrow Keynote Speaker at NJ Women's & Gender Studies Consortium Event on Friday, April 5, 2013

April 06, 2013

Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director, spoke as a keynote speaker on April 5, 2013 at the New Jersey Women's and Gender Studies Consortium event at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. This consortium works to maintain the strength, visibility, and development of interdisciplinary women's and gender studies at numerous New Jersey colleges and universities.

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E.D. Lynn Paltrow speaks at various Universities in Indiana in March 2013

March 27, 2013

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm, Executive Director Lynn Paltrow spoke at Butler University's Diversity Program Women's History Month lecture series. Her talk, "Indiana and the New Jane Crow: The Prosecution of the Bei Bei Shuai," was promoted and reported by local media The Indianapolis Star's Tim Evans and Diana Penner, respectively. Thursday, March 28, 2013 she was the keynote speaker at IPFW's Women's Studies Program's "Women's Reproductive Rights: A Historical and Global Perspective" event series for Women's History Month speaking on "Forty Years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration." Her final event on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Indiana University's Mauer College of Law in Bloomington, IN was hosted by IU's Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), Feminist Law Forum (FLF), and the American Constitution Society (ACS), entitled "Indiana and the New Jane Crow: Using the Prosecution of of Bei Bei Shuai to Create a System of Separate and Unequal Law for All Women."

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NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, plenary speaker at ACN Conference on March 17, 2013

March 13, 2013

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The Abortion Care Network (ACN) hosted their annual conference from March 15-17, 2013. NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, spoke on a panel with Ruth Arick and Susan Yanow on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Lynn Paltrow addressed the following: "If Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over & Over & Expecting a Different Result, Then What is the Future of U.S. Movement for Reproductive Rights?"

Lynn Paltrow speaker at American University Washington College of Law - March 7, 2013

February 22, 2013

On Thursday, March 7, 2013, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, gave a lecture at American University Washington College of Law on "Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration." Download event flyer here

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Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, Speaker at Center for American Progress (CAP) Roe 2.0 Event, January 16, 2013

January 17, 2013

In advance of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2013, the Center for American Progress (CAP) held a lively debate on January 16, 2013 on the strategies reproductive rights activists can use over the next 40 years to secure the full promise of Roe. As our country’s demographics rapidly change, what does Roe mean to the rising electorate? What does the base of supporters look like now and in the future? How will the success in securing near-universal contraceptive coverage affect the landscape? What strategies can be employed—legal, policy, organizing, communications, and more—to engage new supporters and to ensure that Roe provides meaningful protections for all women?


Watch NAPW Executive Director in the discussion here:


Roe 2.0: Strategies for the Next Generation of Reproductive Rights Activism

Lynn Paltrow, ED, at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 6, 2012

December 07, 2012

NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, spoke at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary on December 6, 2012 at 5:30pm.

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Her talk focused on "Drug Policy and the Rights of Pregnant Women and Children" and engaged members of Open Society Foundation, CEU students and faculty, and local activists.

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Materials from Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say

March 09, 2009

The continuing education program Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say was held on February 11, 2009 at the NYU School of Law. The program was co-sponsored by National Advocates for Pregnant Women, The NYU Silver School of Social Work and NYU School of Law. The following is a list of materials distributed during the program which may be useful for those who would like to learn more about issues covered in the program.

If you are interested in making a donation of $20 or more to NAPW you may indicate that the donation is for a copy of the CLE program book in the comments section and we will send you a complimentary copy of these materials.

Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Social Work Medicine and Law Have to Say

February 11, 2009

2009 Presenters at Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and Law Have to Say include:

January 07, 2009

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Presenters at Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and Law Have to Say include:


Deborah Frank, M.D., is the Founder and Director of the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center, and Principal Investigator of the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program ("C-SNAP"). C-SNAP's goal is to monitor the impact of policy changes on nutrition, growth and development of low-income children, ages 0-3 years. She also conducts research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and has given testimony to the United States and Massachusetts House and Senate. Dr. Frank has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and papers including, Deborah A. Frank et al., Maternal Cocaine Use: Impact on Child Health and Development, 40 ADVANCES IN PEDIATRICS 65 (1993) and Deborah A. Frank et al., Growth, Development and Behavior in Early Childhood Following Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: A Systematic Review, 285 JAMA 1613 (2001). Dr. Frank has also served on numerous committees and advisory boards and has received many awards recognizing her dedication and advocacy for children in need. Dr. Frank has been a Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine since 1981 and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

A video of Dr. Frank's Presentation at the conference is available now online!