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REIMAGINE: NJ's Medical Aid in Dying Act: A One Year Reflection Webinar August 10, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET Online Last year, New Jersey became the 9th jurisdiction to authorize medical aid in dying as an option for terminally ill adults. With one year on the books of this law being in effect, Amanda Cavanaugh, campaign manager for Compassion & Choices, will host a discussion between a doctor, nurse and woman living with a terminal illness about how the passage of this law has affected their lives professionally and personally. During this webinar attendees will hear a first-hand account of how this law has changed the way people in the Garden State are talking about death and dying. Additionally, attendees will learn the steps in accessing the law and hear about the tools that are available to help while navigating this end-of-life option. We hope you will join us to reflect on how this new law is improving end-of-life care in New Jersey. Part of the 2020 Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love Worldwide Virtual Festival.

Volunteer Onboard Training Webinar August 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT Online Join us to learn more about Compassion & Choices and how you can make an impact as a volunteer.

Hawai`i Our Care, Our Choice Webinar Webinar August 13, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM HT Online Join Hawai`i team members Samantha Trad and Caryn Ireland to learn about Hawai`i's medical aid-in-dying law, the Our Care, Our Choice Act. The law went into effect in 2019, giving terminally ill adults the right to request and receive prescription medication which they can take to end their lives peacefully. We will talk about why this option is so important within the full spectrum of end-of-life care and how you can help advocate for those at the end of their journey. This is a free virtual webinar and will be followed by a question and answer session.

MA End-of-Life Options Act Webinar for Physicians Webinar August 18, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET Online The webinar will discuss pending legislation in Massachusetts to authorize medical aid in dying and provide physicians with an overview of the clinical criteria for medical aid in dying. Physicians will also get an opportunity to learn about the relevant data from annual reports published by states where this legislation is currently legal. Moderator: Brian Monterio, Compassion & Choices MA Campaign Manager Panelists: Dr. David Grube, Compassion & Choices National Medical Director; Sylvia Trujillo, Compassion & ChoicesPolicy Director/Senior Legislative Counsel

Webinar: End of Life Options in California Webinar August 19, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT Online Join California team members Samantha Trad and Christina Goodwin to learn about California’s medical aid-in-dying law, the End of Life Option Act. The law went into effect in 2016, giving terminally ill adults the right to request and receive prescription medication which they can take to end their lives peacefully. We will talk about why this option is so important within the full spectrum of end-of-life care and how you can help advocate for those at the end of their journey. This talk will include a family member of a loved one who accessed the law and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The Art of Dying (or Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety), Revisited Webinar August 25, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET Online In 2018, acclaimed feminist filmmaker and pioneer of queer cinema Barbara Hammer delivered a lecture to a sold-out audience at the Whitney Museum of American Art, entitled The Art of Dying (or Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety). Barbara created more than 100 films on widely diverse topics, before dying at age 79 from endometrioid ovarian cancer. She and her partner of 31 years, Florrie Burke, advocated with the New York State legislature for the option of medical aid in dying. Join Corinne Carey from Compassion & Choices and Florrie Burke as they screen this captivating event and discuss Barbara's life and death. Please note that some clips from films shown during the lecture contain nudity. The re-airing of Barbara Hammer’s lecture is co-presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney is not affiliated with the live discussion hosted by Compassion & Choices. Simultaneous ASL interpretation will be provided.

Oregon Webinar with Kim Callinan Webinar August 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT Online Join us on August 26 for a virtual conversation with Compassion & Choices President and CEO Kim Callinan, as she discusses new exciting resources like the recently completed COVID-19 Toolkit and our groundbreaking dementia tools. Kim will also give attendees a look forward to emerging opportunities and challenges in the movement to expand and protect end-of-life autonomy in Oregon. Kim will be joined by Compassion & Choices’ volunteer storytellers Dan Winter and John Forsgren as they share their family’s journey since receiving Dan’s dementia diagnosis.