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California Data Collection Training Training July 15, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Online or by phone Join California team members Leslie Chinchilla and Bob Drake for a training to help find health systems and hospices in California that support patients in the option of medical aid in dying. Learn how to make calls and track data for our Find Care Tool, which helps connect patients with a facility, medical team and/or hospice that does not have an overly restrictive policy regarding the End of Life Option Act.

The State of Colorado and the National Outlook of the Movement from President and CEO Kim Callinan Webinar July 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT Online Join us for a discussion with Compassion & Choices CEO Kim Callinan and Southwest Regional Campaign & Outreach Manager Sam DeWitt on national movement and the state of our Colorado medical aid-in-dying access campaign.

Hawai`i Volunteer Training Training July 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM HT Online or by phone


Health Care Rationing and End of Life Decisions: Who and How? (Hosted by the Arena Stage) Webinar July 20, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET Online Join Washington DC’s preeminent theater – Arena Stage – as they host the Arena Stage Virtual Civil Dialogue on health care rationing and end-of-life decisions. Amitai Etzioni, author and professor at The George Washington University, will moderate the conversation with five special guests offering diverse, sometimes opposing, viewpoints, to include Kim Callinan, President & CEO at Compassion & Choices. Join in this important conversation and discover the compelling perspectives on the current issue of health care rationing and decisions at the end of life.

A Conversation with Actress Anna Camp Webinar July 21, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM ET Online Join us as we host actress Anna Camp, who will give us a behind-the-scenes look at her new film — Here Awhile. Anna, best known for her roles in the HBO series True Blood and the Pitch Perfect films, will talk with Kim Callinan about how she prepared for the role and her feelings about depicting a young woman with cancer who is making this difficult decision. Ask Anna your most pressing questions about this film and her next projects during our live Q&A session.

Illinois Virtual Advocacy Workshop Community Event July 29, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT Compassion & Choices invites you to participate in a free, virtual advocacy workshop on Wednesday, July 29. Amy Sherman, Compassion & Choices’ Midwest Regional Campaign Manager, will equip you with key facts about medical aid in dying and its progress in Illinois. Khadine Bennett, the ACLU of Illinois’ Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs, will provide you with training on how to be a powerful advocate.

Death Dialogues Community Event August 2, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PT Death Dialogues a virtual series of free facilitated discussions intended to connect people of all ages, demographics, and backgrounds to share ideas and experiences surrounding topics related to the end of life. Together, we will reflect on difficult questions like: what do we want at the end of our lives - what does it mean to have a good death - how do we help family members at the end of their lives? Compassion & Choices hopes that this series will give Oregonians the opportunity to share their stories, build relationships, understand perspectives of people of different backgrounds, and learn together. Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome to join these facilitated discussions.