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Passed and Present: Finding Hope After Loss

Join this urgent conversation on grief and remembrance with Open to Hope co-founders Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley and critically-acclaimed author Allison Gilbert.

Bring your most pressing questions to our next event in the Passed and Present conversation series. Host Allison Gilbert will host a new discussion the last Thursday of every month.

This month, the Open to Hope co-founders will discuss what they know best: finding inspiration and hope after a loss. All are welcome!

Dr. Gloria Horsley is co-founder of Open to Hope, an international organization committed to providing hope and resources to grieving people. She hosts the syndicated internet radio show, The Grief Blog, and serves the grief support organization, Compassionate Friends, as a board member, chapter leader, and workshop facilitator. Gloria is often called on to present seminars throughout the country. She has made appearances on television and radio programs, including the TODAY show. She has authored a number of articles and written several books including Teen Grief Relief with Dr. Heidi Horsley, and The In-Law Survival Guide.

Dr. Heidi Horsley is co-founder of Open to Hope, an international organization committed to providing hope and resources to grieving people. She serves on the Compassionate Friends National Board of Directors and on the Advisory Boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, and the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. For ten years, Heidi served as a co-investigator for the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance Program, a study providing ongoing intervention and follow-up to families of firefighters who died on 9/11.

Allison Gilbert is co-author of Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-Read Woman, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson (coming September 27, 2022). Her previous books include, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. On Allison’s popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and bestselling authors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dani Shapiro, and Susan Orlean. She is host of "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories,” a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Featured journalists include Savannah Guthrie, Maggie Haberman, Linda Wertheimer, Dana Bash, and many others.

Please take a moment to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She’s everywhere as “agilbertwriter."

The Passed and Present series, named after Gilbert’s inspiring book, is sponsored by For Grief, a platform created with a single goal in mind: to provide in one place the best and most trusted resources, support, and information available to begin the healing process. For Grief believes there’s always hope in a brighter tomorrow.

Registrants will be added to the For Grief and Reimagine e-newsletter lists.


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