Fall is right around the corner, and it is time for our Annual Barbara Swartz End of Life Choices lecture. This year also marks a major milestone for End of Life Choices New York – our 20th anniversary! In honor of our 20th year, and to support our work as we continue to grow, the lecture will also serve as a fundraiser. The lecture will be held online on October 7th at 7pm via Zoom. Tickets are $25, and you can register here.
We are thrilled to have Diane Rehm as our speaker. Diane is a renowned radio host on NPR for almost four decades, and one of the most trusted voices in the nation. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including a Personal Peabody Award, and the National Humanities Medal presented to her by President Obama in 2014. “In probing interviews with everyone from pundits to poets to Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s keen insights and boundless curiosity have deepened our understanding of our culture and ourselves,” the White House said.
Diane will join us to discuss her new book, When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End, and will be interviewed by JoNel Aleccia, a Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News focused on aging and end-of-life issues. During the event, we will also provide an update on the status of medical aid in dying in New York.
We hope you will join us for our 5th Annual Barbara Swartz End of Life Choices Lecture, and celebration of our 20th year.
Ayana Woods, MPH