Denver Post Columnist & U.S. Delegate to the ICPD in Cairo, 94’
Presented with Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC and The Women's Foundation of Colorado
11:30 am - Lunch Served
12:00 pm- Program and Q&A
*Please note this is an invite-only luncheon- please follow RSVP instructions provided in invitation.
The 1994 United Nations Cairo Conference on Population and Development was significant partly because, with the influx of NGO groups and female delegates, it completely changed the dialogue of Population conferences in the past from the demographic goals of just counting people, to considering how people count. Twenty years later, we see the sustained impact of the Conference in the way women are included in their own health care and child bearing decisions. We also see the impact of this empowerment of women on the total health and well being of the societies in which they live and lead.
Dottie Lamm, trained at University of Denver as a psychiatric social worker, is known for her political activism, primarily on the behalf of women, children, and reproductive health. As first lady of Colorado (1975-1987) she campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment, and helped found the Women's Foundation of Colorado.
In 1994 President Clinton appointed Mrs. Lamm as a delegate to the 1994 UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and to the 1995 Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing. In 1998 she ran as Colorado's Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate. Since then she has taught at the University of Denver and written a column for the Denver Post. Her attendance this year at the reunions of delegates to the Cairo and Beijing Conferences, along with the increasing news of women worldwide, has rekindled her interest in challenges outside of Colorado and U.S. borders.