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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

Basic Lobbying Training Webinar August 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET Online Join us for a training on the basics of lobbying as a Compassion & Choices volunteer.

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.

Volunteer Onboard Training Webinar August 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT Online Join us to learn about volunteering with Compassion & Choices.

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.