What is the relationship between death awareness and social change? Death, and grief are universal experiences that touch all of our lives, yet we often find ourselves dis-empowered and overwhelmed in increasingly privatized and professionalized spaces. How have social movements shaped how we die and grieve? How will they continue to help us re-imagine life with death?
This workshop will highlight the communal possibilities that open when we make space to discuss our fears and visions together. In this workshop we will consider inspiring models for supporting each other in community. We will provide local resources for today while imagining a radically different future. This workshop aims to expand our capacities to show up, despite our fears, and to build connection, mutual aid, and access.
What to expect:
- overview of current state of death and dying
- artful models for caring for the living and honoring the dead
- opportunities to reflect and to share your personal experiences and ideas
- information and resources regarding advance directives, palliative care holistic death-care and disposition