January 12: Talking about Dying

We're hosting one virtual conversation for people living anywhere in Oregon on Tuesday, January 12. This conversation will take place via Zoom from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT. Register here.

Talking about Dying

Facilitated by Andrea Cano - register here

Death is a universal event that transcends many of the differences between us. While we focus most on the quality of our lives and well-being, we rarely talk about the quality of our dying and deaths. Now in its fifth year, Oregon Humanities’ Talking about Dying program offers an opportunity to reflect on the stories and cultural influences that shape our thinking about this theme and to share perspectives and ideas with fellow community members. During the program, participants explore questions such as: How might our family, traditions, rituals, religion, and beliefs shape how we think about death? What would a ‘good death’ look like for us—what do we want—and not want—at the end of our life? What are the essential considerations?

Andrea Cano is a seasoned facilitator and intercultural specialist, bilingual in English and Spanish, who has guided numerous groups throughout the state for Oregon Humanities, National Policy Consensus Center, Oregon’s Kitchen Table, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics, and BIPOC, immigrant, ecumenical, and interfaith organizations. She divides her time as an organizational consultant and as an on-call board-certified clinical and palliative chaplain for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Andrea is also a member of the State of Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Committee.

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