September 9 marks the 8 month anniversary since the first reported death from COVID-19. One way to make sense of all of this is through the power of self expression and words.
On September 9th, we will turn to the magic of poetry. Join us for a Poetic Candlelight Vigil to honor those we have lost and to call in a more loving, considerate, and action-oriented way of showing up for one another and our world.
We will be led by acclaimed spoken word poet and social activist, Darius Simpson, who made history as the first spoken word artist to open the annual Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, UK. He will be joined by the world-renowned Jane Hirshfield, a visiting poet at Stanford University and UC-Berkeley who works at the intersection of poetry, the sciences, and the crisis of the biosphere.
Multi-instrumentalist Amber Sue Field will share their melodic tunes, Katy Butler, health-care author of the acclaimed book Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, will inspire us through words and ceremony, and Redwing Keyssar, R.N./poet, will lead us in reflection. Reimagine’s executive director Brad Wolfe will host.
Bring a candle, invite your friends, and join us in taking and creating space for grief, love, and everything in between. The event is FREE and followed by optional 30 minute Togetherness Circles OR a special invitation to a short writing workshop.