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Join Our Chat About "How to Die in Oregon" May 27
Posted by Melissa Barber on May 24, 2011
With TweetChat, Twitter allows for a unique venue to openly and candidly talk about this intimate documentary which explores Oregon's Death with Dignity Act through individuals' stories. By engaging in this conversation you'll help us raise awareness about why everyone should have the ability to determine the manner and timing of their own deaths when faced with a terminal illness.
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts as well as the unique perspectives of our partners working to pass the Vermont legislation this biennium, Patient Choices Vermont and two women whose loved ones died with grace and dignity through Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Jill Curtis, Cody Curtis' daughter, is featured in How to Die in Oregon, and Nora Miller was by her husband's side as he decided when and whether to hasten his death.
To give you a little primer, here are the discussion topics:
- Why did you watch the film and what did you find most memorable?
- What were your views going into the film and did they change?
- At some film festivals, moviegoers walked out of the film. Why do you think they did?
- Director Peter Richardson in an interview: "You could almost call the film 'How to Live in Oregon.'" Thoughts?
New to Twitter and TweetChats? Here are some easy steps on joining in the fun:
- Where: TweetChat in the How To Die In Oregon #htdio room. Once you're on webpage for the #htdio hashtag, this hashtag will automatically be added to your tweet.
- When: May 27th at 1:00pm US Eastern Time
- Questions? Email me.
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You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.