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Re-imagining Death

Saturday, October 27, 2-4pm

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 disempowered and overwhelmed in increasingly privatized and professionalized spaces. How will social movements continue to help us re-imagine how we die and how we grieve

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 community-centered models for caring for the living and honoring the dead.
  • opportunities to reflect and to share your personal experiences and ideas
  • information/resources regarding advance directives, hospice and palliative care, holistic deathcare and disposition.

Please note that this event has limited space: Please RSVP to eemilller@deathjewel.com

About the Facilitators:

EE Miller is a death educator and doula with a background in sonic arts and oral history. She holds a CT in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling(ADEC) and the Art of Dying Institute as well as an MA in public history and an MFA in electronic arts. www.deathjewel.com

Jane Dowling is an RN with an MA in interactive media from NYU.  Jane worked as a nurse and researcher during the height of the AIDS crisis. More recently, Jane worked with the team at NYU investigating therapeutic uses of psychoactive treatments, including Psilocybin, to treat death anxiety in cancer patients.

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