Sunday, March 17th, 2019
WOW Festival NYC
5:15 PM / Soundstage
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Every being on the planet enters life through birth and leaves it through death. But our society has removed our natural connection with these two fundamental biological processes. The mortality rate for women, especially women of color has been increasing, with many deaths attributed to preventable causes. Women’s reproductive rights in general are still very much under fire across the nation. So much of our approach to death is devoid of simple, knowledgeable and compassionate end of life planning and support. This panel addresses new ways to bring us closer to and more comfortable with each of these portals of existence, and the work we still need to do in between, as individuals, families and communities.
Moderator:Michelle Adams, Planned Parenthood NYC
Patricia “Mamu” Rangel, Founder/ CEO of Sacred Crowning Birth Service
Ebone’ Carrington, CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Emily Eliot Miller, Death Educator and Doula, Association for Death Education and Counseling, National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA).