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Author Cheryl Patrice Derricotte Speaking On Death At Sarah Lawrence

Cheryl Patrice Derricotte
Cheryl Patrice Derricotte Photo Credit: Nye' Lyn Tho

YONKERS, N.Y. – The Westchester End-of-Life Coalition is presenting “An African-American Perspective on Death and Dying: A Conversation with Cheryl Patrice Derricotte” on Monday.

The event is from 7:15-8:30 p.m. in Wrexham Living Room, 45 Wrexham Road, Sarah Lawrence College.

Derricotte will address the particular burdens that black families face when one of their members is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. The conversation will explore how concerns can be addressed within the health care system as well as among family members. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is requested but not required. Send name, and affiliation, if applicable, to info@livewithcare.org and include “September 21 Program” in the subject line.

Derricotte is the author of “Being the Grown-Up, Taking Care of Someone with a Terminal Illness.”

In caring for her dying mother, she became acutely aware of the need for everyone to plan for the unexpected. She also came to understand how the end of life experience is culturally and individually framed. and how it differs among groups with varying life experiences as well as between generations.

She has presented on the black end-of-life experience in many contexts, including at the annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is the editor-in-chief for 30 Minute Manager, an Indie Press she created in 2011, and is a frequent contributor to numerous publications.

Co-sponsored by the master’s program in health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, the program is free and open to the public.

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