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Compassion & Choices Minnesota invites us to the presentation: Expanding End-of-Life Options in Minnesota Nine states and the District of Columbia currently authorize the practice of medical aid in dying, making it available to 21% of Americans. Also known as “death with dignity,” medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to ask for and receive a prescription medication they may self-administer for a peaceful death if their suffering becomes unbearable. Currently in Minnesota, providing medical aid in dying is a crime. This presentation will review the proposed Minnesota End-of-Life Option Act, explain how medical aid in dying is working in other states, and discuss the difference between medical aid in dying and assisted suicide. There will plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Invited guests include Rep. Koahly Her, Rep. Dave Pinto and Sen. Dick Cohen. Compassion & Choices is the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. www.CompassionAndChoices.org Minnesota Atheists takes the stance that laws regulating end-of-life issues must be based on individual freedom and secular consequences. https://mnatheists.org/information/public-policy-positions#VII
The Family Place believes that comprehensively addressing the most pressing issues of poverty is the key to achieving success in future stability and helps families navigate the crises of poverty. In providing day time shelter 364 days a year, families are offered childcare, school pick-up and drop-off. The families are also provided the basic comforts of home – showers, lockers to store their personal belongings, and laundry facilities. Staff and volunteers prepare and serve three healthy meals and a snack every day. Their family room offers a comfortable place for families to relax and share time together, use telephones and computers to search for housing and employment opportunities. The Family Place connects parents and children to the support they need, from night time shelter to other social services and aims to aims to end homelessness and generational homelessness through education and empowerment. The Family Place creates “going home baskets” to families once they secure housing. Please consider donating a school supply item or household item from the list below. http://famplace.org/ #2 Pencils calculator colored pencils crayons-24 pack folders pencil box pencil sharpener pens ruler school bags/backpacks scissors–youth size washable markers towels plates glasses silverware mixing bowls cooking supplies c cleaning supplies broom laundry basket
Minnesota Atheists has hosted the August Picnic for years, but this will be the first paying tribute to August Berkshire. August retired from the board of Minnesota Atheists last year so he could focus more on his role with American Atheists. As a founding member and the longest serving board member, it only fits to pay tribute to him at the August Picnic! About the Picnic: --This is a Potluck Picnic, so bring some food to share if you can! --Bringing your own beverage, plate, and utensils helps out. --The picnic takes place in a shelter so it will occur rain or shine. --The shelter area has electrical outlets, a sink, and bathrooms. There will be: --Lots of Friendly People! --Lively Discussion --A new, clean, unique Playground for the kids --Plenty of room for Frisbee, Ladder Ball, etc.
Drop in and out anytime and socialize. We have the party room in the back reserved. There is a regular crowd who attends this event and attendees are not expected to RSVP on Meetup every time, so don't let the low RSVP list deter you. This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.