A retrospective conversation on the history of end-of-life care in San Francisco, ranging from the AIDS epidemic, queer history, the impact of race and gender, spirituality, and the role of the arts.
Join us for a dialogue between Eric Poche (retired Volunteer Coordinator at Zen Hospice Project and Shanti; current volunteer mentor at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center) and Rabbi Eric Weiss (President and CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center) as they survey 36 years of end-of-life care in San Francisco.
Themes will range from the AIDS epidemic; gay history of end-of-life care; how spirituality built a culture of caring around dying; stories of strangers learning to care for each other; and how race and gender impact care.
Photographer A. Raja Hornstein will share photographs from Zen Hospice Project during the height of the AIDS epidemic, and will share insight into the role of the arts in understanding this moment. Q and A moderated by Rabbi Elliot Kukla from the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center.