April 13, 2019: “Endings”
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
9am - 3:30pm, with lunch

Participants of all ages will come away with a greater appreciation of life, and the ability to celebrate our inevitably fleeting relationships. Tools and insights will open the door to intentional endings.

Breakout Sessions

  • Proactively Prepare: How to manage end-of-life decisions, know your rights, support legislation, and LGBTQ+ care. Including Dr. Rebecca Thoman (Compassion & Choices) and Marsha Berry (Just Us Health)
  • Philosopher’s Circle: An open discussion about "What do we think is ‘next?’" All perspectives welcome. Including Christin Ament, Death Cafe.
  • Embrace the Spiritual: The role of art, music, movement, and ritual, from home vigils to public celebrations of life. Including Jane Whitlock, Anne Murphy, Debbie Melchey


Lunch keynote

LaDonna Redmond: “Making Grief Speakable”

After losing her teenage son Wade in 2018, community activist LaDonna Redmond has been choosing to live in new ways.