‘Right, before I die’ – a life-affirming photo exhibit


Extended until October 11

Museum of Tolerance

The Providence Institute for Human Caring presents the life-affirming photo exhibit “Right, before I die” at the Museum of Tolerance, Aug. 15 – Oct. 11, 2016.

Purchase tickets to the exhibition through the Museum of Tolerance

“Right, before I die,” from artist Andrew George, asks that we expand tolerance, understanding and compassion to those with serious illness – historically a vulnerable, neglected, and at times ill-treated population.

The exhibit will feature special events, including:

  • An evening with TED Talk megastar Dr. BJ Miller, Sept. 13. – Miller will explore healthcare’s dysfunctional relationship with death. Miller’s passion for palliative care stems from personal experience – a near-fatal injury suffered while a Princeton undergraduate cost him three limbs.

  • Interfaith symposium, Sept. 28 – creating a culture of compassion in an era of intolerance. This event will feature leaders from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as national figures from the Islamic, Jewish and Buddhist faiths.

  • RSVP to mywishes@providence.org

  • Hear Me Now – in partnership with StoryCorps, visitors will have opportunities to record, preserve and share their stories using state-of-the-art equipment. Through the transformative power of storytelling, the sessions can help build connections and create a more compassionate world. Recordings will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

  • This Is Your Life – win an iPad mini 2 – Download the Providence St. Joseph Health advance directive toolkit, tell us on Facebook and/or Twitter why you think having an advance directive is important to you, and use our hashtags. In addition to an iPad mini 2, entrants are eligible to win a healthy-living basket that includes a fingertip pulse oximeter, “Heart to Start” from Dr. James Beckerman, “The Four Things That Matter Most” from Dr. Ira Byock, a Contigo Autoseal Kangaroo Water Bottle, and more. Learn more.

“‘Right, before I die’ creates the space for us to explore the possibility of well-being even as we are dying,” said Ira Byock, M.D., chief medical officer at the Institute for Human Caring, “and illuminates the potential to reclaim a rich part of living through the twilight of our lives.

“Right, before I die” was a huge hit in Bruges, Belgium last year, where it was the fourth-largest attended exhibit in Musea Brugge history. Most of the people in the collection were patients of Dr. Marwa Kilani, medical director of palliative care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

Media contact: Michael Drummond, (310) 543-3414 or michael.drummond@providence.org

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