Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "How to Die in Oregon"

Thu, January 5, 2017 | APL Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 East César Chávez Street, Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

How to Die in Oregon
How to Die in Oregon

In 1994 the Oregon Death with Dignity Act allowed for physician-assisted suicide in the state. This 2011 documentary covers the history of the Oregon law and the patients who chose to take their own lives under it, while also covering the attempts of the state of Washington to legalize physician-assisted suicide in 2008.

Join us for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief conversation with Cindy Merrill, co-founder of Texas Death with Dignity. 

Click here to watch the trailer!

Visit our blog to read about the work of Texas Deaith with Dignity, by co-founder Cindy Merrill.

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screening, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Humanities Institute and Austin Public Library

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