Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

March 24th: Marty Seidenfeld, Final Exit Network

The Right to a Death with Dignity: The Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century.

"Death is inevitable. While most people would choose to die at home, in fact, most die in medical facilities. This talk will describe how, through the Final Exit Network (FEN), people whose medical condition makes their lives unbearable may choose to achieve a painless, reliable, dignified self-deliverance when, where and in the company of those they choose. If a person’s medical condition can only end in death, they have a choice about ending their suffering. We will discuss the ethical and moral responsibility of each person to make decisions about their own lives - and their own deaths.

We hold that any competent person unbearably suffering from an intractable medical condition should have the option to die legally and peacefully. FEN’s mission is to educate those who qualify through our medical committee, regardless of the length of their prognosis, about how to achieve a practical, peaceful way to end their lives. We also offer a compassionate bedside presence.

FEN is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, with our services available in all fifty states. There is never any charge to anyone using our guide service; we are 100% supported by membership dues, bequests and contributions. FEN is a member of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. In this talk I will briefly describe the legal status of self-deliverance, in the Unites States and around the world. I will also describe how many groups, especially conservative religious groups, oppose our work."

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

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Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

Date: 03/24/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 11:30am MDT

Location: Humanist Community Center

Created by:   Jennifer White
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Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breaker


Food Preparation and Replenishment 7-9 a.m. Do NOT need to be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breakers for the water heaters are turned on.


Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (2)

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (• Set up tables and chairs. • Place tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, and flower vases on each table. • Set plates, bowls, silverware, etc., on buffet table. • Fill the coffee station with coffee cups, cocoa, and

1 of 2 slots filled
Teresa Cokl

Greet and Welcome 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (3)

• Greet attendees and make them feel welcome. • Distribute badges appropriately. • Offer a tour to new guests who have not visited the community center.


Bring a Casserole/Main Dish 8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (3)

Bring a casserole or main breakfast dish to the community center by 9:00 am. Don’t have a casserole recipe? Ask us to send you one in your email.

2 of 3 slots filled
Pat Garb
Please send me a casserole recipe.
Jennifer White
Vegetarian & Yummy

Humanist Minute Speaker 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Share what Humanism means to you through a short reading or other self-expression. Need an idea? Ask us to send you a list of resources in your email.

Vici Duarte

Cleanup 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (2) (2)

Cleanup: clear tables; clean and store coffee urns and serving dishes; sort and discard trash and recyclables.


Shop for Food (Historically, this has been completed the day before the event.)

Must be a key holder • Costco membership preferred • Determine need based on donations by food preparation volunteers • Purchase items for Sunday breakfast • Deliver these goods to the HCC


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