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Why we’re hosting speakers on death and dying

Over this past year, Peter and I have each separately had someone very close to us encounter end-of-life issues that didn’t necessarily go the way the person would have liked. If the families had known more, or had been better prepared, things might have gone much differently.

In our culture, it isn’t comfortable to talk about death and dying. Typically the family members who are losing a loved one feel very alone, and there are few places to turn for the answers we crave. We’d like to change that.

Coming out of these personal experiences, we decided to host 4 speakers on different aspects of death and dying. We hope you will join us for these intimate (and culturally extraordinary) discussions:

September 16, 7pm: Carrie Ryan, a Rhodes scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford in the School for Social and Cultural Anthropology. Carrieā€™s thesis explores the paradigms of end-of-life-care issues in America and how these can be addressed more radically and more holistically.

September 23, 7pm: Edgar Saenz, a Westchester attorney, who specializes in asset protection, living trust, and probate law. And Mary Pat Curran, who is a paralegal and has recent, first-hand experience with issues of sudden life-threatening situations.

September 30, 7pm: Olivia Bareham, a death midwife and founder of Sacred Crossings, a Los Angeles-based company with a mission of empowering and guiding families to reclaim the lost art and healing ritual of a home funeral.

3 Wednesday evenings, that could change the end of your life.
All at 6700 W. 83rd, LA 90045. Free.
Please RSVP to Margie (310) 670-4777