Speaking Engagements


Spoke on “Family Environmental Health: environmental health issues and the connection between chemicals and illnesses” at the Tula State Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia.

Addressed a group of the leading women who work to advance poor women’s human rights and economic justice on the topic of “Business Development Program in the Village of Matanya, Kenya and Women’s Empowerment” at the Indian Ambassador’s home in Nairobi, Kenya.

Delivered presentation on the Saratoga Foundation for Women WorldWide’s “Business Development Program in Kenya” before the Saratoga County Bar Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Spoke before the members of the American Association of University Women-Kingston Branch, New York on “Women’s Human Rights in Kenya and Business Development for Poor Women “A Global Conversation About the Lives of Women & Girls in Kenya.”

On behalf of the Saratoga Foundation for Women WorldWide, Inc. addressed school children at the Greenfield, NY Elementary School on the issue of the “Lives of Women and Children in Kenya.”

“My Mission is to Educate, Empower and Inspire Global Advocates to Make This Planet a Healthier Planet Where All Enjoy Full Human Rights.”

Lois Shapiro Canter, J.D.


Guest speaker for the Open World Program on the issue of Environmental “Health in the 21st Century” and “Women’s Role in Making the Planet Healthier, Safer & More Productive,” Saratoga Springs, New York.

Guest speaker before the Capital District Humanist Society “Environmental Health Decisions: How do we get our Communities Involved?” at Russell Sage College, Albany, New York.

On behalf of the Saratoga Foundation for Women WorldWide, Inc., Albany, NY, conducted two-day roundtable working group of statewide experts on “Environmental Health & Contaminants: Developing a Strategic Plan to Educate Our Capital District Communities” at the Rockefeller Institute, Albany, NY.

Presented “Fifty Year Blueprint for the Environmental Health Movement: Looking Ahead to 2055,” Stanford University, California at forty-person collaborative of U.S. scientists (toxicologists, epidemiologists) and environmental health educators and advocates speaking on environmental health issues.

Guest speaker invited by the Albany Tula Alliance to talk on “Lead Prevention Measures in the Home,” at their “Get the Lead Out” symposium addressing the “devastating effects of toxic environmental lead contamination” at University of Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, NY.

Testified before the New York State Assembly Committees on Insurance, Judiciary, Health and Codes on extending statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims and effects on women’s health, State Capitol, Albany, NY.

Delivered speech to NOW-NYS Convention on “Women’s Health Initiatives,” Saratoga Springs, NY.

Spoke on “Quality Health Care for Women,” at the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, Inc., Albany, NY.



Delivered “Violence Against Family Planning Doctors and Medical Personnel: Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights” speech at Bidwell Park, Buffalo, NY.

Guest lecturer on “Reproductive Rights and Women’s Civil Rights” at Smithtown High School,Smithtown, NY.

Special guest speaker for the Medical Students for Choice on “Government Imposed Impediments to Access for Family Planning Services,” SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY.

Guest speaker on Alan Chartok’s Sunday television show discussing women’s reproductive rights and family planning issuesAlbany, NY.

Addressed student body on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York. Spoke to the Ithaca Chapter of NOW on “Late Term Abortion Legislation,” Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Ithaca, NY.

Spoke on “Threats of Hospital Mergers: Women’s Reproductive Health,” Kinston, NY.

Spoke at Nassau County Chapter NOW, Long Island, NY on “Women’s Reproductive Rights.”

Guest speaker on “Women’s Reproductive Rights and History of the Women’s Movement,” Rochester, NY.

Spoke on “Women’s Reproductive Rights and History of the Women’s Movement,” Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.


Delivered speech before a Congressional Committee on “Violence Against Women -Efforts to Pass VAWA II,” New York City, NY.
Served as a panelist on topic of “Domestic Violence Against Women” in Buffalo, NY.


Testified before the NY Assembly Committee on hearing on joint custody.

Debated Assembly member David Sidikman (D) on joint custody on a national radio station.


Served as a panelist sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Legislative Women’s Caucus on “Sex Equity in the Classroom” in Albany, NY.



Presented “History and Future of Women’s Rights” speech at the Central-NOW NY Chapter’s 20th Celebration.

Delivered speech at Albany, NY State Capitol on “Women & Welfare.”

Delivered “Feminism at the Crossroads” presentation at NOW NYS Convention, Kingston NY.

Spoke on the issue of binding arbitration agreements and how they eliminate women’s employee rights to redress workplace discrimination at NOW National Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Spoke on “Women’s History and Human Rights” at Seneca Falls, New York.

Delivered speech for a legislative breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel, Rochester, NY on “History of the Women’s Movement.”

Presented Syracuse “Feminism at the Crossroads” speech at NOW-NYS Convention in Syracuse, NY.

Participated in New York State Assembly Vision Study Group on “Women’s Legislative Issues” which included reproductive rights, employment, legal rights, tort reform, education, and women in politics.

Conducted workshop on “Fund Raising for Women’s Programs” in New York City, NY.

Guest speaker and interviewed by Assemblyman Scott Stringer on NYS Assembly Television Network’s “Women’s Legislative Issues,” State Capitol, Albany, NY.

Guest speaker on Benita Zahn’s Sunday television show discussing women’s human rights and legislation in Albany, NY.


Regular Guest Speaker on the following issues on WRPI (RPI-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Radio Station, Troy, New York: 

*Reproductive health care and family planning, insurance coverage of contraceptives, late term abortion, hospital mergers and effects on reproductive rights, personhood of the fetus legislation, history of when abortion was a crime, safe access to family planning clinics, the erosion of reproductive health care in America: a state by state analysis

*Global warming

*Environmental health and synthetic chemicals

*Genetically modified foods and impact on health

*Fast food and obesity

*Title IX prohibiting discrimination based on sex in public schools

*Pay equity and comparable pay for women

*Violence Against Women Act

*Domestic violence in the United States (and stalking legislation) and violence against women around the world

*Gender equity education and multi-cultural equity education

*Charter schools

*Child care

*Family medical leave legislation

*Milk and rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone)

*Slander laws which criminalize food products

*Intellectual life patents high jacking of our food supply

*Legal tort reform legislation and effects on women

*Educating children on environmental health issues

*Welfare and women

*U.S. Patriot Act, Iraq war and the media and its role in the Iraq war

*Tobacco cessation programs for youth

*Micro credit finance

*World Trade Organization

*AIDS in Africa

*United Nations history and programs