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Doing Death Justice: How to Get the End of Life Care You Want and Deserve
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Where: 2nd floor of the NATURE Lab building, 3319 6th Avenue.
Discover end-of-life options available to you in a talk with Corinne Carey from Compassion and Choices. You will learn how to prepare for the care you want leading up to and after your death. There will be information about choosing your healthcare proxy, drafting a living will, and different funerary care options.
This event is co-sponsored by People’s Health Sanctuary at NATURE Lab and organized by Veronica Maroulis.
Corinne Carey, co-moderator, is a lawyer and a political and public affairs strategist who takes on bold public health initiatives backed by sound evidence and human rights principles. Her policy work is grounded in her long history in the harm reduction movement. She founded and directed the Harm Reduction Law Project, and has also worked for Human Rights Watch and the New York Civil Liberties Union. She serves as the state director for Compassion & Choices in New York, and also works as a political & public affairs correspondent for the Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
Veronica Maroulis is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s in Business Analytics. After being introduced to the work of The Order of the Good Death and content by Caitlin Doughty via YouTube, she has been fascinated by death and the macabre. Veronica is an advocate for alternative death care and death justice and wants to encourage thoughtful conversations about death to de-stigmatize the taboo topic. Death is an inevitability of life and Veronica wants to give people the resources so that they receive the death care they want and deserve.
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