Reimagining Mother’s Day
For many of us, Mother’s Day is not only a time of flowers, Hallmark cards, and brunches, but also a time to mourn and remember our parents, grandparents, and the ancestors who came before them.
At the turn of the last century, Anna Jarvis created the holiday to memorialize her own mother who offered health education to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, provided medical relief to soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and brought former foes on the battlefield back together again in friendship.
Reimagine and its community of collaborators will offer events and experiences that return to the holiday’s traditional roots by focusing on actions such as self-care, care for others, conflict resolution, peacemaking, and ensuring equity for all mothers.
Passed and Present with Allison Gilbert & Alica Forneret
An opportunity to remember and honor all mothers gone too soon with Allison Gilbert--one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience--and Alica Forneret, founder of The Dead Moms Club.
Thursday, April 29
The S.S. Storytelling Series: Mother's Day
A special edition of the S.S. Storytelling Series in which seven storytellers share tales on mother loss and how we discover, create, and unearth ways of meeting our moms in their absence.
Sunday, May 2
A Long Way From Home: The Grief of Black Women & Mothers
A Table Talk by and for women of color offering strategies to heal ancestral trauma passed down from generation to generation.
Thursday, May 6
Holding Space: Claire Bidwell Smith & Kelly McDaniel
A special Mother’s Day session with best-selling author Claire Bidwell Smith and psychotherapist Kelly McDaniel, who will discuss her forthcoming book, Mother Hunger.
Thursday, May 6
Caregiving 2021, a series organized by Alica Forneret
Formerly known as Motherless Mother’s Day, these virtual events over two months are built for people grieving the loss of a mother, father, or guardian.
Sunday, May 9 - Sunday, June 20
Screenings of Susan Lieu's 140 LBS and OVER 140 LBS
Whether your mother is alive or gone, close or distant, join us Mother’s Day weekend for Susan’s comedy-dramas about grief, family dynamics, spirituality, beauty, and Vietnamese culture.
Friday, May 7 - Sunday, May 9