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The Hemlock Society of San Diego offers speakers free of charge to local churches, retirement homes, community and professional organizations in the Southern California region.

Contact us to request a speaker.

Sample titles are:

  • Dying in the Age of Choice
  • Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?
  • Suicide versus Self-Deliverance
  • Is Death with Dignity a Civil Right?
  • History of the Right to Die
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Ways to Achieve a Peaceful Death

Interviews of Hemlock Society of San Diego speakers:’

  • Faye Girsh talks with KPBS about Rational Suicide July 11, 2019
    Founder of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, Faye Girsh, is interviewed by KPBS TV. They discuss the difference between rational suicide and the "normal" definition of suicide, which is a permanent solution to a temporary problem - and often involves violence and a death alone.

  • End of Life Options October 28, 2018
    U~T San Diego Community Spotlight, U~T San Diego Radio | Mins: 27:57 Drew Schlossberg interviews Faye Girsh, President and Barry Price, Vice-President Hear the Hemlock Society of San Diego program about end of life choices and having a peaceful death.

  • End of Life Decisions September 8, 2018
    KFMB “It’s Your Money and Your Life” podcast with Faye Girsh and Dr. Bob Uslander, Integrated MD Care. Faye and Dr. Bob were interviewed by Rick Payne. Listen to the podcast discussing end of life decisions:

  • Talking with your Family about your End of Life Wishes May 9, 2018
    On the 2nd anniversary of the passage of the End of Life Option Act Faye Girsh talks with Kogo’s iHeartMedia San Diego about the importance of talking with your family about your end of life wishes. Part 1 Length: 2:31 mins. Part 2 Length: 2.31 mins.

  • Hemlock Society And Right To Die Films April 13, 2018
    Cinema Junkie By Beth Accomando Friday, April 13, 2018 Faye Girsh discusses right to die films and what we can learn from them with Beth Accomando of KPBS. Listen to the podcast about right to die films.

  • California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive June 6, 2017
    KPBS Midday Edition By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh June 6, 2017 Length: 6.41 mins. Faye Girsh discusses why California’s End of Life Option Act does not go far enough.

KPBS interview with Faye Girsh on the subject of Rational Suicide

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