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Good Grief: A Mo(u)rning Conference in the Morning: Grief Explorations and Innovations by a New Generation

August 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center SINAI

Training Tuesday: August 25th, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (1.5 Continuing Education Units)

Good Grief: A Mo(u)rning Conference in the Morning:

Grief Explorations and Innovations by a New Generation

IOA is excited to participate in this year’s annual Mo(u)rning Conference, a partnership event of Bay Area Jewish Healing Center and Sinai Memorial Chapel.

The 2020 topic is: Grief Explorations and Innovations by a New GenerationThis 90-minute, mini-conference will feature a moderated panel of four young people who have created and explored new and cutting-edge modalities for both grief care and grief expression, largely through different online platforms. Through this group of innovative individuals, we’ll discover how the field of grief care is rapidly changing, significantly due to an explosion of creativity and generational sea change taking place in the field of grief support.

For this event, IOA will deliver CEUs in the following categories: CAMFT (for LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs and LEPs), and MCLE (Attorneys/Licensed fiduciaries). The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center will be providing CEUs for Registered Nurses. Their RN CEU Provider No: CEP15994.

Click on the panelists’ links within their bios, to learn more about their individual projects.

The Mo(u)rning Conference Panelists:

Rabindra Hayashi is an anthropologist who researches both digital life and death. His research topics include digital thanatology, ludology, and human-computer interaction. Rabindra received his Master of Social Science at the University of Chicago and has presented his research at various conferences run by the University of Chicago, Oxford University, and the London School of Economics. He currently lives in the Bay Area, where he is pursuing his doctorate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Rachel Reichblum lost both of her parents to brain cancer during the last few years, when she was in her 20s.  She began her Instagram account, @ThatGoodGrief, chronicling quotes that have resonated with her, reflecting on her day-to-day grief, and offering professional resources she’s found. Rachel is providing content for others in this terrible club, so that they feel less alone, and sharing information to the friends and extended family who want to help, but just don’t know where to start.  She is currently sheltering-in-place on the East Coast and works in tech for her day job.

Sami Feld, MPH, since 2016, has been a host of The Dinner Party— a community of 20-and 30-somethings who have experienced significant loss, and who gather to build connection and community over potluck dinner parties. Sami has also co-facilitated weekend retreats at Urban Adamah for young adults who have experienced significant loss. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sami joined a group of organizers to launch the COVID Grief Network, aimed at undoing the isolation for young adults grieving the illness or death of someone close to COVID-19. Sami is based in Santa Rosa, CA, and within her day job she plans and evaluates programs and services for justice-involved individuals in Sonoma County.

Cecilia Yang created The Imaginary Library when she decided to do a 100 Day Project in 2018 after her mom passed away.  For a hundred days, she explored grief and the things that are felt but are often unsaid. More than two years later, she continues to draw as a part of her ongoing grief care. Through this project, Cecilia has been lucky to experience thousands of small moments of connectedness with strangers. Her full-time job is leading a design team at Airbnb in San Francisco.  Visit https://www.theimaginarylibrary.com/

Register for this mini-conference by clicking right here


August 25, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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