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Author Ann Neumann Speaks at Concordia College

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BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Journalist and author Ann Neumann will discuss her recently released book, "The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America," on Tuesday, May 24, in the Donald A. Krenz Academic Center (Pietruski Auditorium) on the Concordia College campus.

"The Good Death" explores the question, “If a good death exists, what does it look like?” This subject lies at the heart of Neumann’s journey along the ultimate borderland of American life: American death. From church basements to hospital wards to prison cells, Neumann charts the social, political, religious and medical landscape to explore how we die today.

“We look forward to welcoming Ms. Neumann to campus, and engaging in enriching and inspiring dialogue on this crucial topic," said Karen Bourgeois, assistant professor of nursing at Concordia College. "Nurses support patients and their families to promote the quality of life as they experience the death process. Our students have been working with Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (WELC) for the past three years to improve the end-of-life experience for patients and families in all communities.”

Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, and a contributing editor to the Center's publication, The Revealer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Baffler, New York Law Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Guardian and Guernica, where she is a contributing nonfiction editor.

The discussion is co-sponsored by the Concordia College Division of Nursing and Westchester End-of-Life Coalition/Live With Care.

This event is free and open to the public. For reservations, contact info@livewithcare.org. Book sales and signing will immediately follow the presentation.

For additional information, contact Joyce Kennedy, Director of Community Relations at Concordia College, at 914-337-9300, ext. 2195.

Neumann's discussion will begin at 3 p.m.

Concordia College is at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.

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