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Death with Dignity Events in Maine

Past Events

How We Die in Maine

  • What: The film “How to Die in Oregon,” followed by discussion of Maine’s history with physician-hastened death
  • When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • Where: Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St, Lewiston, Maine

End-of-Life Readiness: A Community Discussion

  • When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Where: Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd, Topsham, Maine

Campaigning for Death with Dignity in Maine

  • What: The film “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” followed by local testimony and facilitated discussion with Val Lovelace and Lynne Tobin
  • When: Thursday, August 17, 2016
  • Where: Harbor Theatre, 185 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

How We Die in Maine

  • What: The film “How to Die in Oregon,” followed by discussion of Maine’s history with aid-in-dying
  • When: Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Where: First Universalist Church, 97 Main St, Yarmouth, Maine

How We Die in Maine

  • What: The film “How to Die in Oregon,” followed by discussion of Maine’s history with physician-assisted dying.
  • When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Where: Harbor Theatre, 185 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Re-Thinking End of Life: Film and Discussion

  • What: A screening of “How to Die in Oregon” followed by a community discussion. Attend to gain greater insight into the legal and ethical concerns of aid-in-dying, and learn more about Maine’s own history with the movement. Facilitator: Valerie Lovelace, speaker, educator, and founder of It’s My Death, a Maine-based nonprofit whose mission is providing services and education to people wishing to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.
  • Where: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast, Maine
  • When: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Assisted Dying: Understanding the Debate

  • What: A presentation by Valerie Lovelace, Executive Director of It’s My Death.
  • Where: Bath Adult Education, Morse High School, 826 High St, Bath, Maine
  • When: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Death and Taxes: How Your Dying is Regulated

  • What: A screening of “How to Die in Oregon” followed by a community discussion facilitated by Valerie Lovelace, speaker, educator, and founder of It’s My Death, a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is providing services and education to people wishing to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death. Attend to gain greater insight into the legal and ethical concerns of aid-in-dying, and learn more about Maine’s own history with the movement.
  • Where: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, Maine
  • When: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Death and Taxes: How Your Dying is Regulated

  • What: A screening of “How to Die in Oregon” followed by a community discussion facilitated by Valerie Lovelace, speaker, educator, and founder of It’s My Death, a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is providing services and education to people wishing to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death. Attend to gain greater insight into the legal and ethical concerns of aid-in-dying, and learn more about Maine’s own history with the movement.
  • Where: Harbor Theatre, Meadow Mall, 185 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
  • When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Free and open to the public

Aid-in-Dying Presentation and Q&A

  • What: Presented by Valerie Lovelace, Executive Director of It’s My Death
  • Where: Hubbard Free Library, 115 2nd St, Hallowell, Maine
  • When: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Death and Taxes: How Your Dying is Regulated

  • What: A screening of “How to Die in Oregon” followed by a facilitated community discussion.
  • Where: Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St, Bath, Maine
  • When: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Assisted Dying: Understanding the Debate

  • What: A presentation by Valerie Lovelace, Executive Director of It’s My Death.
  • Where: Bath Adult Education, Morse High School, 826 High St, Bath, Maine
  • When: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Assisted Dying: Understanding the Debate

  • What: Merrymeeting Adult Education workshop
  • Where: Topsham, Maine
  • When: Saturday, December 5, 2015

2015 Emil Landau Human Rights Forum

  • What: Established in 2008, the Landau Forum honors the memory of Emil Landau, a Holocaust survivor and resident of Damariscotta, and emphasizes the importance of treating everyone with respect and tolerance. This year’s Forum examines important end-of-life issues and options with a presentation titled, “How Do I Own My Own Death?” by Valerie Lovelace, director of It’s My Death, a Wiscasset-based nonprofit which provides services and education about the meaning of life through accepting the inevitability of death. Watch the video below or read an edited transcript.
  • Where: Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, Maine
  • When: November 17, 2015


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