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Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Community Event August 24, 2019 10:00 AM - August 25, 2019 5:00 PM ET Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207 We’ll be tabling at the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts in Buffalo on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, and we’re looking for supporters like you to volunteer to show your support for expanding end-of-life options in New York State.

Expanding End-of-Life Options in Minnesota Community Event August 24, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT Highland Park Library - Community Room, 1974 Ford Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55116 This presentation will review the proposed Minnesota End-of-Life Option Act, explain how medical aid in dying is working in other states and discuss the difference between medical aid in dying and assisted suicide.

West Indian Day Parade Community Event September 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET West Indian Parade, Brooklyn, NY 11213 The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADC) is celebrating its 53rd Anniversary of Carnival in Brooklyn. Compassion & Choices New York will have a booth along the parade route on Eastern Parkway. Staff and supporters will talk to fairgoers about end-of-life care options for New Yorkers, and collect signatures in support of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. For more information, please contact NY@compassionandchoices.org.

Aid in Dying in Montana: A Decade of Practice Following Baxter v Montana External Event September 6, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MT This symposium brings together clinicians, attorneys, jurists, policy makers, family member survivors of dying patients, and researchers to review and discuss the decade of medical aid-in-dying practice in Montana and the lessons which can be gleaned, which may inform other states considering standard of care governance of aid in dying.

Space Coast End-of-Life Planning Workshop Community Event September 8, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Attendees will receive personal help filling out planning worksheets and learn how to use a host of web-based tools to: set qualify-of-life priorities, build doctor-patient relationships of candor and trust, make the most of doctor visits, strengthen advance directives with addenda covering dementia, ensure a chosen senior living facility will allow the resident to age and die in place, and more. This workshop will go beyond traditional advance directives and durable powers of attorney.

Dignity in Death - Arlington Heights Community Event September 8, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT Arlington Heights Memorial Public Library, 500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Please join us to view the Sundance award-winning documentary film "How to Die in Oregon". After the film, Amy Sherman, Regional Campaign Manager for Compassion & Choices and member of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition, will lead a brief discussion and provide an update on the work being done to bring aid in dying to Illinois.

"How To Die In Oregon" Screening - Champaign, IL Community Event September 10, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM CT The Art Theater, The Art Theater, Champaign, IL 61820 Please join us to view the Sundance award-winning documentary film "How to Die in Oregon." Admission is free and there will be a question-and-answer session after the showing to provide details about the issue and an update on the work being done to bring aid in dying to Illinois.

Yonkers RiverFest Community Event September 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET Yonkers, 1 Larkin Plz, Yonkers, NY 10701 Staff and supporters will talk to festivalgoers about end-of-life care options for New Yorkers, and collect signatures in support of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. For more information, please contact NY@compassionandchoices.org.

The New Age of Dying: Fifty Years After Kubler-Ross - Chicago Community Event September 23, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT Advocate IL Masonic Medical Ctr, Olson Auditorium, 836 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 Loretta Downs will moderate this panel discussion on some of the critical issues in the contemporary end-of-life experience. In attendance will be: Loretta Downs, Kim Callinan, Rev. Myron Erickson and Professor Peter Steeves.

Atlantic Antic Street Fair Community Event September 26, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET Atlantic Antic, 494 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Staff and supporters will talk to visitors about end-of-life care options for New Yorkers, and collect signatures in support of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. For more information, please contact NY@compassionandchoices.org.

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