Loss, Life & Love Los Angeles
Presented by Leimert Park and Reimagine
A Los Angeles community festival to grieve our losses and celebrate our strength through the arts, conversation, and ritual
This three-day hybrid in-person and online festival will be designed by and for the LA community. In addition to local community members' participation centering around Leimert Park, we will invite a national audience to LA (virtually) so we can all come together, honor and mourn our losses, and take steps towards a better future.
Through the lenses of arts and culture, spirituality and religion, and health and wellness, we will offer inspiration and experiential learning to cultivate healing and growth in the community. Partners and speakers will represent small and large community organizations, including arts and performance spaces, health and well-being, and spirituality. The Festival Hub will take place in Leimert Park, located in South Los Angeles.
Core Festival Elements
Large-scale art memorial installation will serve as the centerpiece of the festival, where there will also be a story collection booth to capture the narratives of those who have lived through the Pandemic and lost loved ones or who have experienced grief.
Inspirational performances and presentations from key partners, speakers and performers to create gateways into hard conversations around grief and loss.
Community-led workshops and forums around grief, healing and growth with community partners and thought leaders
Opportunity for organizational leaders and changemakers to come together and discuss ideas and step for their collective impact around supporting their communities in grief and healing in partnership with the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care
Sept. 22 Opening night showcase (streamed)
Sept. 23 Community workshops (in-person and streamed)
Sept. 24 Main stage performances, workshops, art, rituals (in-person and streamed)
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. We believe that through this mission we can create a more compassionate world where everyone has the opportunity to make the most of this wild and precious life. To that end, we’ve built an authentic, inclusive community and a platform for experiences that change the way people approach loss, life and love...and each other. Prior to the pandemic, our arts & culture festivals in San Francisco and New York became the largest convenings in the U.S. focused on these themes.