Sun, Dec 03|
Transformative Grieving (In Person)
As white supremacy and capitalist culture urge us to “move on” from our grief, we’re making space to be seen and witnessed in our pain, and discover the wisdom that emerges when we befriend it.
Time & Location
Dec 03, 2023, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Oakland, 815 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
About the event
The acute pain of grief has been so real since the start of the pandemic - yet we and our communities are no strangers to loss and sorrow. Grief can be experienced after a loss of anything or anyone foundational and endearing to us. For many, it’s linked to generational wounds that have been pushed deep down in order to survive. As white supremacy and capitalist culture urge us to “move on” from our grief, we’re making space to be seen and witnessed in our pain, and discover the wisdom that emerges when we befriend it. In doing so, we’ll also hold space for the complexity of love, connection, and gratitude that live side by side with loss - and practice radical self-love & community care through it all.
Tickets include morning coffee and tea time for community building before the workshop and supper with vegan/vegetarian options after. Enjoy the opportunity to support local healing vendors at 2:00 PM. Coupons will be available to purchase healing products!
15% of proceeds go to Shumi Land Tax to benefit native land rematriation and to the pockets of Black trans women struggling to meet basic needs. The rest supports future workshops.
This is not a replacement for therapy. Our workshops invite participants to explore some emotionally tender content. By attending this event you assure that you’re emotionally supported and resourced enough to engage without threatening your own or others’ safety.
Free to Oakland residents, thanks to the Akonadi Foundation!
Please make a contribution if you are not an Oakland resident.
In person sessions and one-on-ones are accessed via stairs (childcare on first floor, no stairs).
Participants must provide proof of negative COVID tests (phone images ok).
Tests and masks available on site. Please arrive 15 min early to test.
Please do not attend if:
*You have COVID, cold, or flu symptoms (even if you test negative).
*You have been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 48 hours.
*You have tested positive for COVID within the last week.
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