In modern America, death and politics are inextricable.Mourning, state violence, loss—these do not simply reflect today’s political conflicts, they drive them. (Un)Familiar Deaths confronts the painful role that death plays in modern politics, and in particular notes the proximity of death to questions of race, sexuality, religion, and marginalization.It is an essential conversation in order to create a new, more just society.
End of Life care addresses a practical challenge: everyone must die and hopes to do so in a comfortable and respectful way. But it also responds to other tense questions: for instance, how does one distribute care in a society riven by economic and social disparity? Care at the End of Life examines current attitudes and obstacles to dying well.A screening of How to Die in Oregon will follow a panel discussion.