Prof. Martin Carcieri on “Rawls and the Right to Die”


This month SF State Associate Prof. Martin Carcieri will examine whether a legal right to die can be supported by the principles of justice articulated by John Rawls, the most influential political theorist of our time.


As baby boomers retire and Americans live longer, end of life questions are as urgent as ever. Five states currently allow physician-assisted suicide, but only for those confirmed by doctors to be within six months of death. Given this state of the law, calls for a legal right to assisted suicide, both here and abroad, once a person reaches a certain age, regardless of health, are not surprising.


This presentation is a chapter of Marty’s book "Applying Rawls in the 21st Century: Race, Gender, the Drug War, and the Right to Die," being published in 2015 by Palgrave MacMillan.


Please join us for this talk and the ensuing discussion. And please join us afterwards for dinner at King Dong, at 2429 Shattuck Ave, near Haste.


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When: Sunday, March 15th at 1:30


Location: Public Meeting Room, Third Floor, Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, at 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck


BART Access: Less than one block from the downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Parking: All day parking is available for $7 on the weekend at the lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library.


Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580

Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350



Beer Not God


BeerBeer Not God will once again be held on the second Tuesday of the month at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Oakland. Pacific Coast is one of the oldest brewpubs in the area and has a solid beer selection, and basic pub food. It's located on Washington at 9th in downtown Oakland, close to the 12th St. City Center BART station, and as always street parking is free after 6:00. We'll be out back on the patio where it's pretty quiet and we can converse. So please join fellow East Bay Atheists for an evening of friendly conversation and, um, beer. We will be on the back patio.


Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00 PM

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