Panel discussion: Departera, the Midwife of Death

October 02, 2019 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Recital Hall, Santa Clara University

What does it mean to die well in contemporary America? To what extent are the challenges of humane dying universal, and to what extent do unique communities - in particular, Latinx communities - face unique challenges? How can the social, ritual, and storytelling traditions of communities be reimagined to support the dying and the grieving?

Teatro Visión approached these questions by tapping community storytelling and songwriting sessions to create our world premiere of Departera.

At this FREE event, co-sponsored by Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Department of Theatre and Dance, our Artistic Director Rodrigo García, our founding Artistic Director and Departera director Elisa Marina Alvarado, and our Departera composer Russell Rodríguez will use video excerpts of our Departera community development process and artistic culmination to discuss how community voices gave life to the production. Ann Mongoven, associate director of Healthcare Ethics at the SCU Ethics Center, will respond by posing the arts as a unique forum for ethical reflection.

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