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Gathering of Grief: Reimagine's 100th Virtual Vigil

Hosted by Reimagine, In honor of Collective Grief and Healing

On Giving Tuesday, give yourself and others a gift: join us for a very special event to mourn all that is disconnected from love and find some healing against the backdrop of current global crises.

On Giving Tuesday, Reimagine is producing a special "Gathering of Grief," our landmark 100th virtual candlelight vigil, co-hosted with a number of other leading organizations dedicated to helping people process loss and grief. If you've not been to a Reimagine vigil, this is the one. This virtual event, symbolizing our unified commitment to healthy healing and love, redefines 'giving' by offering a shared space for you and your community to mourn and process amidst mounting global trauma.

As a collective statement of our values, this gathering is an invitation to experience a mosaic of communal rituals, reflections on grief, and expressions of resilience. We're inviting 1,000 participants from diverse backgrounds to unite in acknowledging our collective pain, processing it in healthy ways, and channeling it toward acts of love.

Featured Guests:

  • Leon Ford: Change-maker, author, and esteemed member of Reimagine’s Board of Directors, Leon is a survivor of horrific police brutality and gun violence. His heart-centered response to unthinkable pain makes him a true hero.
  • Shayai Lucero: An advocate for Native American communities, Shayai is a TEDx speaker and founder of Earth & Sky Floral Designs. At this vigil, we are moved she will design our community altar and share a reflection that leads us into the honor ceremony.
  • Hanaa Unus: As a university chaplain and Muslim community coordinator, Hanaa brings a unique applied perspective on race, interfaith dialogue, and how communities can respond in times of grief.
  • Rabbi Ron Symons: A guiding light for his community following the tragic Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting, Rabbi Symons spreads and elevates compassion. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Loving Kindness of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh.
  • Phoenix Song: Multi-instrumentalist and sound healer, Phoenix will grace us with resonant sounds and rhythms and help us tap into the power of our own voice.

In addition, an array of leaders in the grief space–all prior Reimagine collaborators– will join together for something wholly unique: the reading of an original Cento Poem, a patchwork of co-created verses on grief and love created specifically for this occasion.


The Gathering of Grief is a collective endeavor made possible by the collaboration of more than 90 organizations and leaders committed to supporting people through grief and loss. We hope it serves as a testament to what’s possible when we come together in times of adversity.

With deep gratitude to our wonderful co-hosts:

Denna Babul, LLCNathalie Himmelrich Grief & TraumaWidowed Parent InstituteOpen to Hope FoundationWhat's Your GriefAuburnHolistic Ambition with Stephanie ThomaSusan LieuThe Hand That HealsCOPEGood Grief RadioGrief MedicineBe CeremonialCoachRev @the CrossRoadsJenna PascualGrace Bella Harman LLCLovewellThomas Ritual ArtsKate ManserThoughtful TransitionsClaire M. Schwartz, You Can Heal Your GriefVoices of the Grieving HeartAlive for NowSojourn And InsightYvonne Velasco Brock, Spiritual Wellness Coach, MATP/CSGHealth Transitions CounselingDr. Agapi Ermides, D.O.NFDA/Remembering A LifeCathy Hope, ACCSilent No Longer TennesseeJR ConsultancyBody Wisdom Inc.Sharing SolaceComfort HomesakeAde AnifowoseinFINITOThingtide Show & Tale LLCGood Grief DoulaDeath Doula Network InternationalElizabeth WerbeThe Human JourneyLion Rituals LLCA Good GoodbyeCida VieiraThe Other Side: Death Coaching with Chelsea RushtonBe Present Care/Death over DraftsRachel Kodanaz, Embracing Life's ChallengesGrieving CoachBird & BabeBridging TransitionsKarin HolmesKatie Louise CooperMeghan MaherUCSF & PREPARE for Your CareThe Sacred HearthMourning SurfGrief and LightGrief Relief SupportButterfly (Tony Pham)Antje HowardKaia EvolutionsAlyssa Rose Healing ArtsAoedeThe Center for Conscious Living and DyingDeath of the PartyTamar EttunFrom Grief to LifeAuthor Ann JacobusUnion Theological Seminary in the City of New YorkRose Gordon, Circle of Compassionate CareInternational End-of-Life Doula AssociationThe Centre for Sacred DeathcarePsychotherapy & Spirituality InstituteLaUra Schmidt/Good Grief NetworkThe Grief and Happiness Alliance Nonprofit OrganizationThe PathSherry Richert BelulGrieve + BreatheHolly Pruett Life-Cycle CelebrantMortician in the KitchenDeath Talk ProjectTGBeyondMESOBACIILegacy & Hope, LLCCedars-Sinai Medical CenterThe Dinner PartyUrban MysticLaura Miner End-of-Life CareGabby JimenezQuietus BeeNefertiti Moor of Dearly BereavedJanna Diamond, Evolutionary Somatic PracticeKenny YunKaraTaya Dunn JohnsonNew York Zen Center for Contemplative CareJewish Community Center of San FranciscoGUTsierLiving/ Shweta ParmarMilieuCompassion and ChoicesMotherless Daughters Marigolde George Mark Children's House Meditation Changes Lives Italian Federation for Palliative CarePassages Death Over Dim Sum Global Compassion CoalitionMJHS Health System

Ticket Tiers for "Gathering of Grief":

  • Complimentary Access: For those who feel called to join "Gathering of Grief" but may not have the means to contribute financially, this tier grants full access to the event at no cost. We welcome everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, to find solace and community with us.
  • Event Cost Ticket: At this tier, your contribution of $15 covers the direct expenses of your participation. By choosing this ticket, you're ensuring that the costs of convening this meaningful event are met, supporting the mission of Reimagine to provide healing spaces for all.
  • Pay It Forward Ticket: Priced at $30, this tier not only covers your attendance but also extends the opportunity to someone else who might not be able to afford it. Your generosity enables us to open doors wider and extend the reach of healing and connection.


Ritual & Ceremony Talk, Panel, & Conversation Community Gathering
Grief Isolation & Connection

This event is in honor of Collective Grief and Healing

We gather to honor the power of communal care and transformation against the backdrop of current global crises and collective traumas that touch all of our lives.