About this Event
Grief is a universal process with unique and holistic features for each griever. The time of pandemic has emphasized our culture’s need to have more conversation about death, dying and loss.
Join End of Life Choices New York in conversation about grief, its common manifestations and how we can cope in a time where common strategies are not possible. We will take a special look at elements of grief from the African American perspective, highlighting how social inequities frame and impact African American grief.
Rashida Sanchez currently works in the role of bereavement counselor at Calvary Hospital/Hospice. She facilitates bereavement groups for children, teens and adults who are processing a variety of deaths. She is not only passionate about working with her clients but also interested in how bereavement and grief can be viewed through the lens of social justice. She looks forward to a continuing contribution to the field of death and dying, exploring topics that aid in the understanding of grief in children and adolescents, immigrant populations, and faith communities.
End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY), a non-profit organization, seeks to improve end of life care, and expand end of life options, so all New Yorkers can receive care informed by their wishes and values. EOLCNY educates the public and health care professionals on end of life issues; provides free counseling and support to people who are preparing advance directives, caring for a terminally ill loved one, or who are approaching the end of life themselves; and pursues legal and legislative reform, including implementation and enforcement of advance directives.