Loss, Life & Love

A virtual and in-person festival to explore mortality, face loss, and celebrate strength. Live from L.A. September 22-24, 2022

Join us in Leimert Park, L.A.--or from anywhere in the world--as we discover what one American neighborhood can teach us about loss, life & love


Virtual Festival

September 22, 23, 24 on Zoom

Join a global audience of mortal beings--changemakers, leaders, healthcare workers and creatives alike--for Reimagine's Flagship experience in 2022. For three days, we will connect to local wisdom and to one another around the intersection of pain and purpose, so that we might experience what grassroots transformation and healing can feel like--for ourselves, our communities, and the world.


Leimert Park Street Festival

September 22, 23, 24 in Leimert Park, Los Angeles

It's been 3 years since Reimagine's last in-person festival. We're back with a new approach. You've invited to South LA for incredible events Thursday and Friday all leading up to a grand finale: a Saturday street celebration hosted by one of America's most incredible neighborhoods and cities. Inspiring music, performances, workshops and art to process loss and make us feel more alive. FREE.

Thursday, September 22

Events marked with an asterisk (*) will also be streamed virtually and can be accessed via a festival pass.

5:00 - 6:00 PM PT
A Beginning: Author Anne Lamott + Gangsta Goddess Medusa *
Streaming only

6:30 - 8:00 PM PT
Opening Night *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

9:00 - 11:00 PM PT
Bananas - Special Edition For the Dead Homies (open jam music showcase)
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

Friday, September 23

Events marked with an asterisk (*) will also be streamed virtually and can be accessed via a festival pass.

12:00 - 1:30 PM PT
Doulaship from Birth to End of Life (workshop) *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

2:00 - 3:15 PM PT
What if I’m The Last One to Die? (workshop) *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4:00 - 5:15 PM PT
Using Narrative Story to Process Grief: A Writing Workshop for Caregivers (workshop) *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4:00 - 5:15 PM PT
Get in Here and Play! Improv Workshop for Caregivers (workshop) - SOLD OUT
The World Stage

Saturday, September 24

Events marked with an asterisk (*) will also be streamed virtually and can be accessed via a festival pass.

12:00 - 6:00 PM PT
Main Stage *
Leimert Park Plaza

12:00 - 1:15 PM PT
Navigating Grief & Loss: The Body is the Compass (workshop)
The Metaphor Club

1:00 - 3:30 PM PT
Memorialize Lost Loved Ones with Crane Making/Folding (workshop)
Hot and Cool Cafe

1:00 - 2:15 PM PT
World Premiere of Honoring Choices | A Grief Dialogues Film *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

1:00 - 4:00 PM PT
A Healing Justice Gathering - An Altar, Wellness & Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Arts Experiences
3423 W 43rd Place

2:00 - 3:30 PM PT
How To Talk About Me When I’m Gone (workshop)
The World Stage Patio

3:00 - 4:30 PM PT
Creating a Family Dynamic for a Loved One’s End of Life Care (workshop) *
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
Sudden Loss Due to Gang Violence: How a Community Heals (workshop) *
The World Stage

7:00 - 8:30 PM PT
Loss, Life & Love After Party: An All Black Improv and Comedy Show in Leimert Park

The World Stage

"This festival comes to Los Angeles and the world as a breath of fresh air. I’m honored to be building the much-needed forum to discuss how we feel, cope and use love to heal forward as a community."

- Angela Jackson, South LA resident and Loss, Life & Love program manager

About Leimert Park

Go local to uncover how we might all reimagine our approach to the hard parts of life.

Leimert Park is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles that will serve as the hub of the festival. Leimart Park Village is the heart of historical and contemporary African-American art, music and culture in the city of L.A. It embodies deep wisdom pertaining to the relationship between loss, strength, and beauty, which is expressed in many diverse forms. From jazz, to hip-hop, to funk, to gospel, to art, to food, to its entrepreneurial spirit, its creativity has always been a vibrant source of healing and love.

Local L.A. Festival Team

About Reimagine

A nonprofit transforming loss, life, and love through creativity and conversation

Reimagine is a nonprofit organization that aims to help all people face adversity, loss, and mortality and transform the hard parts of life into positive growth and action. Through this mission we hope to create a more compassionate world where everyone has the opportunity to make the most of this wild and precious life. Prior to the pandemic, our arts & culture festivals in San Francisco and New York became the largest end-of-life themed convenings in the U.S.


If you are from the Leimert Park community or unable to afford the festival pass, please email hello@letsreimagine.org for your free festival pass.

Thank you to Providence's Institute for Human Caring, The Plum Foundation, and the John and Wauna Harman Foundation for making the Loss, Life & Love festival possible, accessible, and affordable/free for Leimert Park and the broader community.

To learn how you can be part of the Core Circle of Loss, Life & Love supporters moving forward, please contact chris@letsreimagine.org.


Masthead and festival flyer graphics by Kayla Shelton

About Leimert Park photo by Tim "Hydreams" Coleman (KISO media)

Thank you to our Loss, Life & Love J.E.D.I. Partners