Sunday Speaker: Roland Halpern
We’ve Come A Long Way - Maybe (The History of the Right to Die Movement – Where We've Been and Where We’re Headed)
The aid in dying movement has made significant progress in just the last year. Vermont has been added to the list of states that permit this choice, and a New Mexico court ruled there is a constitutionally protected right to end one's suffering at the end of life. Yet the debate over the moral and ethical issues is far from settled and is likely to persist for decades to come.
Roland Halpern, Regional Outreach and Campaign Manager for Compassion & Choices, the nation's oldest and largest organization advocating for choice at the end of life, will explore the history of a controversy that goes back thousands of years, discuss what has happened since then, and explain what is likely to happen in the future.
Doors open at 9:00am for optional breakfast ($5) and socializing.
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The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.
We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.
Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.
*Please note that being a member of this Meetup group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow from a large selection of books and DVDs (including DVD recordings of our Sunday Speaker presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library, and the privilege to vote for board members annually.
For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.
Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!