San Francisco

16—22 April, 2018

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation.

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Free Event
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Monday, April 16

Daytime

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One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Mon. April 16
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7:00am-4:00pm

Free

Dying is a Trip: Are You Prepared for the Journey?

Hosted By

East Bay Center for Living and Dying

We will interview two senior physicians about experiences surrounding the dying process and important choices you will face around medical interventions, life-sustaining treatment, and comfort. Following an interactive discussion, attendees will be assisted to fill out POLST (Physician Order for the End of Life) Form and Advanced Directives.

Mon. April 16
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Private Hayes Valley Home

9:30am-12:30pm

$16, $20

Miscarriage and Infant Death: Making Sense of What Never Makes Sense

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Although 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and many parents in our communities have lost children, both of these losses can be taboo subjects and unspeakable. Join us to explore how we create community, offer loving support, open up conversations and create a safe space for those who have suffered a loss.

Mon. April 16
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9:30am-11:00am

FREE

Solo-Ager Success and Satisfaction Plan

Hosted By

PJCC

Are you over 50 with neither a spouse nor children geographically nearby? Then you’re a solo-ager. Wonder how to make sure you’re not alone as a solo-ager? Plan ahead with help from Deborah Owdum of RSVP, the agency that helps seniors find meaningful volunteer activities, and Betty Burr, Gerontologist and Certified Retirement Coach. 

Mon. April 16
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10:00am-1:00pm

FREE

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Workshop for healthcare and assisted living professionals introducing PREPARE, which will provide tools for you to use in helping patients/residents to identify future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a personal advocate; and how to better talk with you, doctors and family and friends about their wishes. 

Mon. April 16
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

2:00pm-3:30pm

Free


Tuesday, April 17

Daytime

Clear Filter

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Tue. April 17
@

7:00am-4:00pm

free

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Tue. April 17
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10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

There are always options... even at end of life.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This presentation will provide an overview and update on the CA End of Life Option Act since it went into effect in June 2016, as well as other legal options for more control at the end of life. In addition, we will provide tools and resources that will prepare you to have empowering conversations with your doctor and family.

Tue. April 17
@

12:00pm-1:00pm

FREE

Sharing Stories: CA End of Life Option Act

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This interactive and informative panel discussion will reflect on various stories (both personal and professional) related to CA End of Life Option Act that went into effect June, 2016. This panel is part of Institute on Aging's "Training Tuesday" Series, designed for aging-services professionals. CEUs will be offered for the following: APA, BRN, CAMFT, MCLE.

Tue. April 17
@

12:30pm-2:30pm

FREE

Wall Becomes a Window

Hosted By

Hillary Goidell / Deborah Cohan

Wall Becomes Window is a series of photographs that acts as both a trace and a conduit. I joined a small group of young women with metastatic breast cancer during a BAYS/Commonweal retreat. Hearing their desire for a more expansive sense of time and place, I offered images as tangible markers and points of access back to the embodied connections they found together in Bolinas. The photographs will be showcased as part of the Shadow Channel event.

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-10:00pm

Free


Wednesday, April 18

Daytime

Clear Filter

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Wed. April 18
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Wed. April 18
@

12:30pm-2:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Wed. April 18
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Writing Your Grief: getting to the story behind the story

Hosted By

Refuge in Grief // Megan Devine

Grief has a big story to tell, and it's a story we need to hear. This three hour workshop explores different ways of entering the story that is more than a story. Using prompts, timed writing, and group discussion of published prose on grief, we’ll explore the relationship between words on the page and words in your heart. All levels of writers are welcome.

Wed. April 18
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2:00pm-5:00pm

$28, $35

Living with Dementia and Dealing with Death: Tools to Honor the Wishes of a Person with Dementia

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association

Please join us to learn about advanced dementia, end of life decisions, and tools for planning now, to achieve a better peace of mind for all involved.

Wed. April 18
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The Learning Studio - 5th Floor

SF Public Library Main Branch

3:00pm-4:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)


Thursday, April 19

Daytime

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Crush Your BLOCK: Reimagine death to claim life

Hosted By

Leslie Santos + Jennifer King

This guided workshop uses positive psychology to align with our inner knowing, design a path of purpose, and identify mental barriers: a transformational process that invites the death of the small self so our true selves can emerge.

Thu. April 19
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10:00am-1:00pm

$50

Que no sean tus últimas palabras: Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

No es fácil pensar sobre que sucederá al final de su vida. El tema de la muerte y de morir es difícil de enfrentar y aún más de hablar con sus seres queridos. Ayuda cuando usted se tomó el tiempo de hacer un plan. Que no sean tus últimas palabras... Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero. Eso trae mala suerte. Es demasiado negativo y deprimente. Tengo otras cosas que hacer. Soy demasiado joven. Deja de poner excusas. Empieza a hablar. Infórmate acerca de la planificación adelantada de cuidados.

Thu. April 19
@

10:30am-11:30am

Free

Give the Gift of Dignity for Terminally Ill Homeless People

Hosted By

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Hospice Providers Coalition

A professional exchange to discuss homelessness and the endowment of beds to support terminally ill homeless people facing end-of-life alone.

Thu. April 19
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11:00am-1:00pm

$40

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Thu. April 19
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Estate Planning Essentials: Proper Documentation is a Gift to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Hosted By

Lauren Cappelloni

Join experienced estate planning and trust administration attorney Lauren Cappelloni for an educational seminar on how establishing an estate plan can allow you to fulfill your lifetime and testamentary objectives and ensure that your assets are distributed to family members, friends or charities as efficiently as possible and without court intervention.

Thu. April 19
@

1:00pm-2:00pm

Free

Preparing Seniors for Advanced Medical Directives (長者醫療照護事前指示準備)

Hosted By

Self-Help for the Elderly (安老自助處)

Many Chinese seniors are not aware of the Medical Advanced Directive forms when they are admitted into the hospitals. Many families are not aware they have to assist their parents/grandparents to complete the form. This workshop will educate the seniors about the form itself, and have an open discussion on the topics of health, healthcare options, and final decisions. (入院時,很多長者並不清楚有關醫療照護事前指示。而且,許多家人亦不知道他們必須協助他們的父母或祖父母完成表格。這工作坊將向長者介紹醫療照護事前指示。並就健康、照護選擇和最終決定等題目作一起討論)

Thu. April 19
@

Lady Shaw Senior Center (邵逸夫爵士夫人中心)

1:00pm-3:00pm

Free (免費入場)

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

"Nine to Ninety" Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

On Lok

Join us for a screening of the award-winning PBS short documentary film "Nine to Ninety," an intimate short documentary that provokes conversation about aging with dignity. The screening will be followed by a facilitated conversation about reaction to the film.

Thu. April 19
@

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Dying To Talk - Starting With The End In Mind

Hosted By

Dying To Talk Coach

While none of us know when or how we will die, by practicing how to uncover what is most important to us, while we are well, we give ourselves then best opportunity to live life fully through our final exhale. Join Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, and Dying To Talk facilitators for this interactive session and safely explore the matters that matter most when we believe our time is limited.

Thu. April 19
@

2:00pm-3:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

Can Faith Partners, Health Systems & Academia Collaborate for the Good of Community?

Hosted By

Alameda County Care Alliance

Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat and Bishop Gregory Payton share the history and model of the ACCA and engage the audience in how the faith community, academia and health care entities can and have collaborated to meet the holistic health needs of their community.

Thu. April 19
@

SF Public Library, Main Branch (Latino/Hispanic Community Room)

3:00pm-4:30pm

Free

​Death Meditation: If Today was Your Last Day​

Hosted By

Krissy DeAngelis

Tomorrow is not promised, yet we walk through our lives delaying dreams, not speaking Truth, playing it safe, and staying asleep. Not anymore–for today, we will taste the potency of our own death. Inspired by Ana Forrest's Death Meditation, we will journey deep into meditation and guided journaling to uncover our heart's longing and questions we've avoided too long. Together, we will unveil the blueprint for your new life. This powerful practice will transform you. Please bring a journal, a pen, and a photo of a passed loved one.

Thu. April 19
@

3:30pm-5:00pm

FREE

Opening Reception | Death Panels: Comics That Help us Face End of Life

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. This exhibit will feature comic art that tells stories of experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death. Exhibit runs from April 11-29. 

Thu. April 19
@

5:00pm-7:30pm

Free


Friday, April 20

Daytime

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Who We Are MATTERS as We Move Toward End of Life!

Hosted By

AgeSong Living

How can we counter the mainstream understanding of aging as decline and/or disease with a more expansive, humanistic, and creative vision and approach as we move toward end of life? By playing "Who You Are Matters," a group board game, we share meaningful conversations to move forward with clarity, confidence, and a stronger voice. It's not just a game, it's our lives!

Fri. April 20
@

Private San Francisco Home

10:00am-12:00pm

$10, $12

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Fri. April 20
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Bay Area Death Talk: Options at the End of Life

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This will be an educational and conversational space for learning more about your end-of-life rights and options. Learn about California's End of Life Option Act: what it is and what it isn't, how to access it; other legal options for more control at the end of life; and how to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your doctor.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-1:30pm

Free

Memory Boxes

Hosted By

Hospice East Bay

Join us as we repurpose and decorate boxes to hold the memories and special objects connected to the one we are grieving. Utilizing an array of art materials, we will spend the afternoon creating a literal and metaphorical place to store our sacred memories.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-3:00pm

Free

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Reimagine Film Festival - Early Afternoon Session

Hosted By

Reimagine + Sound Off Films

Session 1 (of 3) - On Living and Dying

The Reimagine Film Festival is a day-long experience with 3 sessions. Part 1/3, the early afternoon session, includes films that focus on living at the end of life, as opposed to the finality of death and dying.


*NOTE: If you purchase tickets to the evening session, which features a conversation with Pixar’s Lee Unkrich, director of Academy Award winner ‘Coco,’ followed by a special screening of this spectacular film, you will a receive a 75% off discount code via email for this session. So purchase your evening session tickets first!


Fri. April 20
@

Marina Theater

12:30pm-3:00pm

$15 ($5 if you purchase the evening session featuring 'Coco' first)

People Are A Light To Love Art Workshop with Veronica De Jesus

Hosted By

Veronica De Jesus

People Are A Light To Love art workshop with Veronica De Jesus, including an artist talk and creative experience

(This is a paid event, but no one on will be turned away at the door for lack of funds.)

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-4:00pm

$15, $20

Playback: Theater Honoring Stories of Family Members of Loved Ones with Dementia

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN 

This program will encourage family members whose loved one has dementia to share their stories. After hearing the stories, the Stagebridge playback actors will play back the expressed themes and experiences. In doing so, the actors both honor and validate the shared and individual family experiences as a way of healing.  

Fri. April 20
@

Laguna Honda Hospital

1:00pm-3:00pm

SOLD OUT

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Hosted By

San Francisco Village

Whether you’re single, partnered, or married, learn about the various documents everyone should have like health care directives, HIPAA releases, and powers of attorney. What are the differences between trusts and wills? Bring your questions and enjoy learning how to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

sold out

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Grief Medicine: Yoga and Sound Healing for Transformation

Hosted By

Amber Field & Amy Hyun Swart

Come join Amy Hyun Swart and Amber Field for an afternoon of energizing and nourishing yoga + movement, sound healing, and expressive arts to support you in acknowledging, accepting, and attending to whatever has brought your heart to the place of being broken.

Fri. April 20
@

3:00pm-5:30pm

$36, $45

Reimagine Film Festival - Late Afternoon Session

Hosted By

Reimagine + Sound Off Films

Session 2 (of 3) - On Remembrance

The Reimagine Film Festival is a day-long experience with 3 sessions. Part 2/3, the late afternoon session,  features four films united by themes of remembrance and memory. 


*NOTE: If you purchase tickets to the evening session, which features a conversation with Pixar’s Lee Unkrich, director of Academy Award winner ‘Coco,’ followed by a special screening of this spectacular film, you will receive a 75% off discount code via email for this session. So purchase your evening session tickets first!


Fri. April 20
@

Marina Theater

3:30pm-6:00pm

$15 ($5 if you purchase the evening session featuring 'Coco' first)

Second Chance - Immersive Theater: Face Your Death, Live More Fully

Hosted By

LavaSaga

You will join an intimate group of strangers and face your own death in this 2-Hour immersive, participatory theatrical experience. LavaSaga's debut production will premiere at a beautiful, multi-story venue in San Francisco, CA — April 20 - 22, 2018. This will sell out. Less than 400 tickets will be sold. No dates will be added.

Fri. April 20
@

Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

5:30pm-12:30am

$77


Saturday, April 21

Daytime

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Foundations of Mindful Caregiving (2-day course)

Hosted By

Zen Hospice Project

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving is a deep immersion into time-tested practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in end of life caregivers. This weekend course offers a methodology for maintaining healthy and sustainable relationships through challenging times.

Sat. April 21
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9:00am-5:00pm

$495

One for the Ages: An Intergenerational Dance Party at City Hall

Hosted By

Daybreaker + Reimagine

Reimagine is collaborating with Daybreaker to host an event that will bring together people of all ages and communities to come and experience a morning full of positivity, hugs, and fun at on of SF's most iconic venues. Join us for yoga and dancing, plus free coffee, snacks, and lots of happy people enjoy a selection of everyone's favorite retro dance tunes!

Sat. April 21
@

SF City Hall

9:00am-12:00pm

seniors attend for free!

End of Life Contemplations Workshop

Hosted By

Zen Hospice Project

In this workshop we get in touch with the final stage of life. Doing so enables us to more completely prepare for our eventual end of life experience, from emotional reactions to practical considerations. Like dying, this session is not easy... but it is necessary. Expanding on our Open Death Conversation: Evening Gathering, this workshop incorporates guided meditations and experiential exercises that in turn guide the discussions.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-4:30pm

$150

Living Well, Aging Well - Positive pathways to wellbeing in life and towards death

Hosted By

SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

Experience speakers, expression through art, film, theater, and active discussion addressing our journey towards dying. Practical information and assistance will be offered to prepare for determining your choices.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE (donations suggested at the door)

Making Beauty Out of Grief: Morning Altars in the Mountain View Cemetery

Hosted By

Morning Altars

Our hands can metabolize emotion. Come learn the seven steps of Morning Altars with artist and author, Day Schildkret. Together, we will redeem this profoundly simple and ancient creative ritual of mandala making. This will be a hands-on workshop where we will build altars, share our stories, and make beauty from grief.

Sat. April 21
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10:00am-1:00pm

$16, $20

Passion and Compassion - Conscious Living, Conscious Dying

Hosted By

Living/Dying Project

A workshop for anyone wanting to deeply explore healing, whether in the context of end-of-life issues, spiritual awakening or integrating passion and compassion into our daily lives. We are all going to die but don’t know when. Can this truth inspire us to awaken rather than to pull back from being fully alive? 

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-5:00pm

$64, $80

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Grief & Gratitude: Grief Workshop & Ritual

Hosted By

The Sacred Hearth

Humans have been grieving in community throughout history. Only in the past hundred years or so have people become more isolated in their expressions of grief. This workshop and ritual gives participants language around grief, chances to share their stories of loss, and community holding, release, and recognition of the sacred nature of life and death.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-6:00pm

$36, $45

The Grief And Love Project: An interactive space designed to heal grief and expand love

Hosted By

Elisabeth Becker and Morgan Brown

We invite you to come explore The Grief And Love Project - a highly sacred and creative day designed for you to “Choose Your Own Ritual” by means of an interactive maze inviting your heart to discover a wide array of meaningful and useful practices intended to heal grief and expand love. Some of San Francisco’s top artists, therapists, coaches, and visionary leaders are coming together and providing support in this safe space to connect. Doors open at 11:30am, and you are welcome to drop in anytime during the day!

Sat. April 21
@

SOMA (1436 Howard St #201, SF, CA 94103)

11:30am-5:30pm

$36, $45

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Sat. April 21
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Emerging Rituals: Experiencing New Ways of Honoring & Celebrating End of Life

Hosted By

SevenPonds & Final Passages

SevenPonds and Final Passages present an afternoon of discovery - a series of powerful demonstrations that invite participants to immerse themselves in a wide range of emerging practices and rituals around end of life. Our presentation includes live music and demonstrations of natural death care, a death doula, shrouding, and discussions by experts on home funerals, green burial, memory celebrations and the creation of a heart will.

Sat. April 21
@

12:30pm-4:30pm

FREE

Shadow Puppet Memories: Reflecting on Life Passages

Hosted By

Daniel Barash

Join us for a hands-on puppetry workshop for all ages. Explore the feelings and memories associated with end-of-life themes through the magical world of shadow puppetry. Daniel Barash of THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP will lead a 90-minute workshop in which he will introduce audience members to the art of shadow puppetry.

Sat. April 21
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free (suggested donation of $10 per person / $15 per family at the door)

Curious Maps of Impossible Places

Hosted By

Ruth's Table

Bay Area artist, Neil Murphy, shares with Ruth’s Table gallery his Curious Maps of Impossible Places. Join our event to create your own Curious Map. Explore how events in your life are connected to others and consider your journey into an abstract future. This event is free and open to the public.

Sat. April 21
@

2:00pm-5:00pm

FREE

Second Chance - Immersive Theater: Face Your Death, Live More Fully

Hosted By

LavaSaga

You will join an intimate group of strangers and face your own death in this 2-Hour immersive, participatory theatrical experience. LavaSaga's debut production will premiere at a beautiful, multi-story venue in San Francisco, CA — April 20 - 22, 2018. This will sell out. Less than 400 tickets will be sold. No dates will be added.

Sat. April 21
@

Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

Die Wise: Sanity & Soul - author talk / reading

Hosted By

Stephen Jenkinson

Author Stephen Jenkinson presents Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. Die Wise is Stephen's award-winning book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Dying well is not a matter of enlightened self-interest or personal preference. Dying well must become an obligation that living people and dying people owe to each other and to those to come. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well.

Sat. April 21
@

2:00pm-4:00pm

$25, $35, $45


Sunday, April 22

Daytime

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The Good Death - Art Show - FINAL SHOWING

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Sun. April 22
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Holy Sh*t: Your Story Matters

Hosted By

Ann Randolph

Your story matters. Join master teacher and award-winning writer/performer Ann Randolph for a day-long workshop on giving voice to the unspeakable. No Mud, No Lotus. Holy Sh*t invites us to write and speak our SH*T out loud and in doing so, liberates us creatively. The truth shall set us free. 

Sun. April 22
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12:30pm-6:30pm

$100, $125

Laughing Matters: What Laughter Teaches Us about Living & Dying

Hosted By

Jennifer Mathews

In this experiential workshop, we'll explore how “unconditional laughter” opens up our willingness to choose how we respond to life, death, and everything in between. Join us as we stretch our imaginations beyond conventional views of joy and suffering, beyond humor and seriousness, and beyond the habitual patterns of our minds.

Sun. April 22
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The Women's Building (Audre Lorde Room)

1:00pm-4:00pm

$20, $25

Reimagine Closing Ceremony

Hosted By

Reimagine + Congregation Emanu-El

After an incredible week, join us for the Reimagine Closing Ceremony - a remembrance parade and outdoor commemoration led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Congregation Emanu-El. People of all faiths - or no faith - are welcome! Meet at the temple at 1:30pm, and then go as a group to a secret, beautiful outdoor location. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a photo or an object of significance. Still Life Stories will be there to capture photographs of your treasured items.

Sun. April 22
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Meet at 2 Lake Street, Walk to Sacred Outdoor Spot

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Journey of the Mourner / Journey of the Soul: A Map

Hosted By

JCCSF / Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky

Someone has died, and you are struck, deeply. You are having a profound and unfamiliar experience. Where are you going? What can you expect? Come find yourself on this map, a visual representation of the process of the mourner, and also, a Jewish view of where the soul is during this first year of mourning. 

Sun. April 22
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2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE, $5 suggested donation at the door

Prepare for Your Care

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when you are living with a progressive or serious illness; to identify a person who could advocate for your wishes when you are no longer able to speak for yourself; and to learn how to better talk with your doctor and family and friends about your wishes.

Sun. April 22
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Laguna Honda Hospital (Administrative Building)

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Second Chance - Immersive Theater: Face Your Death, Live More Fully

Hosted By

Lava Saga

You will join an intimate group of strangers and face your own death in this 2-Hour immersive, participatory theatrical experience. LavaSaga's debut production will premiere at a beautiful, multi-story venue in San Francisco, CA — April 20 - 22, 2018. This will sell out. Less than 400 tickets will be sold. No dates will be added.

Sun. April 22
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Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Sun. April 22
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2:30pm-4:00pm

free