Dr. Lonny Shavelson returns to the Community Church of Mill Valley on March 12 for his second appearance as part of its free “Who Is Your Neighbor?” forum. In a discussion on end of life options, Shavelson, who wrote the 1995 tome A Chosen Death: The Dying Confront Assisted Suicide, will give a presentation and lead discussion of the California End of Life Option Act.

Shavelson heads the Bay Area End of Life Options team of consultants and patient advocates. He worked for 29 years as an emergency department physician, then seven as a primary care physician in a clinic for immigrants and refugees. He is now a consultant, educator and advocate for patients at the end of their lives who are considering various options, including physician aid-in-dying. He also consults with physicians who have patients requesting aid-in-dying as one possible route to their death. 
Shavelson is also a journalist, photographer and filmmaker, and in that capacity, he screened his documentary film on gender identity, “Three to Infinity: Beyond Two Genders,” at the Community Church in November 2016.
The 411: The Community Church of Mill Valley continues its “Who Is Your Neighbor” series with a presentation by Dr. Lonny Shavelson on “End of Life Options: Understanding the California End of Life Options Act.” Sunday, March 12, 4-5:30 p.m. Community Church, 8 Olive Street at Throckmorton Avenue. Admission is free, Donations welcome. Refreshments served.

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