A program focusing on “Global Celebrations of Living and Dying” will be held on the Western Carolina University campus over two evenings, Monday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 3, with presentations on diverse aspects of life and death as seen from biological, philosophical, religious and cultural viewpoints.
The program is presented by the WCU’s Department of World Languages, Biology Program and Department of Philosophy and Religion along with Harris LifePath Palliative Care and Hospice in Sylva.
“We all deal with life and death, and it is important to know that we are not alone,” said Garrett Fisher, an event organizer with the Department of World Languages. “The purpose of this initiative is to support students, faculty and the community on the topics of living and dying while offering diverse global perspectives through interdepartmental collaboration.”
The Oct. 31 (Halloween) session is “Life, Death and Metamorphosis on a Little-Known Planet” by Kefyn Catley, associate professor of biology, and a showing of the documentary “Flight of the Butterflies” beginning 6 p.m. at the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.
The Nov. 3 sessions, to be held in Illusions at A.K. Hinds University Center, are:
For more information, contact Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.