San Francisco

15—21 April, 2019

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation. 

RSVP to events using the schedule below.

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Monday, April 16

Free Event

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One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Mon. April 16
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7:00am-4:00pm

Free

Miscarriage and Infant Death: Making Sense of What Never Makes Sense

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Although 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and many parents in our communities have lost children, both of these losses can be taboo subjects and unspeakable. Join us to explore how we create community, offer loving support, open up conversations and create a safe space for those who have suffered a loss.

Mon. April 16
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9:30am-11:00am

FREE

Solo-Ager Success and Satisfaction Plan

Hosted By

PJCC

Are you over 50 with neither a spouse nor children geographically nearby? Then you’re a solo-ager. Wonder how to make sure you’re not alone as a solo-ager? Plan ahead with help from Deborah Owdum of RSVP, the agency that helps seniors find meaningful volunteer activities, and Betty Burr, Gerontologist and Certified Retirement Coach. 

Mon. April 16
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10:00am-1:00pm

FREE

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Workshop for healthcare and assisted living professionals introducing PREPARE, which will provide tools for you to use in helping patients/residents to identify future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a personal advocate; and how to better talk with you, doctors and family and friends about their wishes. 

Mon. April 16
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1:00pm-2:30pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
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1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

2:00pm-3:30pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

6:30pm-8:00pm

free

Sacred Dying: Vigiling 101

Hosted By

Sacred Dying Foundation

Vigiling 101: Your toolkit for being present with your loved ones. Join us as we learn about sitting vigil and creating a compassionate and spiritual dying experience. Learn how to create a sacred space, and engage the dying with communication, music, and ritual. Dr. Megory Anderson’s experience with hundreds of vigils brings this session to life.

Mon. April 16
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7:00pm-9:00pm

Free


Tuesday, April 17

Free Event

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One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Tue. April 17
@

7:00am-4:00pm

free

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Tue. April 17
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

There are always options... even at end of life.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This presentation will provide an overview and update on the CA End of Life Option Act since it went into effect in June 2016, as well as other legal options for more control at the end of life. In addition, we will provide tools and resources that will prepare you to have empowering conversations with your doctor and family.

Tue. April 17
@

12:00pm-1:00pm

FREE

Sharing Stories: CA End of Life Option Act

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This interactive and informative panel discussion will reflect on various stories (both personal and professional) related to CA End of Life Option Act that went into effect June, 2016. This panel is part of Institute on Aging's "Training Tuesday" Series, designed for aging-services professionals. CEUs will be offered for the following: APA, BRN, CAMFT, MCLE.

Tue. April 17
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12:30pm-2:30pm

FREE

Estate Planning Essentials: Proper Documentation is a Gift to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Hosted By

Lauren Cappelloni

Join experienced estate planning and trust administration attorney Lauren Cappelloni for an educational seminar on how establishing an estate plan can allow you to fulfill your lifetime and testamentary objectives and ensure that your assets are distributed to family members, friends or charities as efficiently as possible and without court intervention.

Tue. April 17
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5:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Honoring Our Animals: A Ceremony of Re-Attachment

Hosted By

Green Pet-Burial Society / Family Spirals

It is becoming widely acceptable to consider pets as family members – except at the time of death. Our sunset ceremony Reimagines what it would be like to have a burial service for a beloved animal at a conservation whole-family cemetery, with art, song, dance, and poetry.

Tue. April 17
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5:00pm-7:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Death Cafe

We welcome you to our Death Cafe. It is a safe, respectful space where you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, curiosity, fears, beliefs and stories about any/all aspects of death, grief, mourning, bereavement. We have learned that there is often lots of laughter as well as a few tears. 

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-8:30pm

FREE

Wall Becomes a Window

Hosted By

Hillary Goidell / Deborah Cohan

Wall Becomes Window is a series of photographs that acts as both a trace and a conduit. I joined a small group of young women with metastatic breast cancer during a BAYS/Commonweal retreat. Hearing their desire for a more expansive sense of time and place, I offered images as tangible markers and points of access back to the embodied connections they found together in Bolinas. The photographs will be showcased as part of the Shadow Channel event.

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-10:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Mission Hospice & Home Care

Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment... with tea and snacks.

Tue. April 17
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Seniors at Home, Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Palo Alto)

6:30pm-8:30pm

free

Nourish: Drink From Ceramics Glazed With Ashes

Hosted By

Justin Crowe

Test your true comfort level with your mortality by drinking from ceramic cups made using the ashes of 200 anonymous people. The ceramic design series called Nourish was created by artist Justin Crowe and asks users to confront death and mortality through an unavoidably intimate activity. This event is intended as inspiration to celebrate, share, and enjoy life while reflecting on our very existence. 

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-10:00pm

Free


Wednesday, April 18

Free Event

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Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Wed. April 18
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Wed. April 18
@

12:30pm-2:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Wed. April 18
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Moving in the Fullness of Life and Death

Hosted By

Walking in Witness and Impromptu No Tutu Elder Dancers

 How do we move freely into life in the presence of death? Join us for an intriguing walk and movement investigation in Oakland's renowned Mountain View Cemetery. Dancers Greacian Goeke and Kaethe Weingarten will lead an informal procession to several evocative places where we will explore and share our responses through movement and witnessing.

Wed. April 18
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2:00pm-4:00pm

Free

Living with Dementia and Dealing with Death: Tools to Honor the Wishes of a Person with Dementia

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association

Please join us to learn about advanced dementia, end of life decisions, and tools for planning now, to achieve a better peace of mind for all involved.

Wed. April 18
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The Learning Studio - 5th Floor

SF Public Library Main Branch

3:00pm-4:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

There are always options... even at end of life.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This presentation will provide an overview and update on the CA End of Life Option Act since it went into effect in June 2016, as well as other legal options for more control at the end of life. In addition, we will provide tools and resources that will prepare you to have empowering conversations with your doctor and family.

Wed. April 18
@

5:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Death Cafe

We welcome you to our Death Cafe. It is a safe, respectful space where you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, curiosity, fears, beliefs and stories about any/all aspects of death, grief, mourning, bereavement. We have learned that there is often lots of laughter as well as a few tears.

Wed. April 18
@

5:30pm-7:30pm

FREE

Conscious Grieving: Sacred Practices for Transforming the Energy of Loss

Hosted By

San Francisco Village and USF School of Nursing

To grieve consciously means that we go mindfully into the process, as fearlessly as possible, with our focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Through the use of mystical practices such as guided inner journeying and sacred ceremony, we can acquire new and effective healing tools.

Wed. April 18
@

6:00pm-8:00pm

FREE

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Wed. April 18
@

6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Preparing for Life's Greatest Mystery: The Art of Forgiveness

Hosted By

The Point at Rockridge

In this experiential program, we’ll look at how forgiveness can help us create peace with ourselves, family members and anyone else we need to forgive. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a relationship in which you would like to forgive. 

Wed. April 18
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6:30pm-8:00pm

Free

Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners

Hosted By

Openhouse / Family Caregiver Alliance / Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This presentation provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. To RSVP, please call or email Patti Spaniak at 646.409.7775 / patti@cayugaconnectors.org 

Wed. April 18
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6:30pm-7:30pm

free

Severance and Freedom

Hosted By

Ezra Luke

Opening night of Severance and Freedom, a visual exploration of emotions tied to the ending of a personal connection and the strength and serenity that resides within it so that we may act free of constraint and find a balance along that journey.

Wed. April 18
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8:00pm-11:00pm

FREE


Thursday, April 19

Free Event

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Que no sean tus últimas palabras: Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

No es fácil pensar sobre que sucederá al final de su vida. El tema de la muerte y de morir es difícil de enfrentar y aún más de hablar con sus seres queridos. Ayuda cuando usted se tomó el tiempo de hacer un plan. Que no sean tus últimas palabras... Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero. Eso trae mala suerte. Es demasiado negativo y deprimente. Tengo otras cosas que hacer. Soy demasiado joven. Deja de poner excusas. Empieza a hablar. Infórmate acerca de la planificación adelantada de cuidados.

Thu. April 19
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10:30am-11:30am

Free

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Thu. April 19
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Estate Planning Essentials: Proper Documentation is a Gift to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Hosted By

Lauren Cappelloni

Join experienced estate planning and trust administration attorney Lauren Cappelloni for an educational seminar on how establishing an estate plan can allow you to fulfill your lifetime and testamentary objectives and ensure that your assets are distributed to family members, friends or charities as efficiently as possible and without court intervention.

Thu. April 19
@

1:00pm-2:00pm

Free

Preparing Seniors for Advanced Medical Directives (長者醫療照護事前指示準備)

Hosted By

Self-Help for the Elderly (安老自助處)

Many Chinese seniors are not aware of the Medical Advanced Directive forms when they are admitted into the hospitals. Many families are not aware they have to assist their parents/grandparents to complete the form. This workshop will educate the seniors about the form itself, and have an open discussion on the topics of health, healthcare options, and final decisions. (入院時,很多長者並不清楚有關醫療照護事前指示。而且,許多家人亦不知道他們必須協助他們的父母或祖父母完成表格。這工作坊將向長者介紹醫療照護事前指示。並就健康、照護選擇和最終決定等題目作一起討論)

Thu. April 19
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Lady Shaw Senior Center (邵逸夫爵士夫人中心)

1:00pm-3:00pm

Free (免費入場)

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

"Nine to Ninety" Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

On Lok

Join us for a screening of the award-winning PBS short documentary film "Nine to Ninety," an intimate short documentary that provokes conversation about aging with dignity. The screening will be followed by a facilitated conversation about reaction to the film.

Thu. April 19
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2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Dying To Talk - Starting With The End In Mind

Hosted By

Dying To Talk Coach

While none of us know when or how we will die, by practicing how to uncover what is most important to us, while we are well, we give ourselves then best opportunity to live life fully through our final exhale. Join Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, and Dying To Talk facilitators for this interactive session and safely explore the matters that matter most when we believe our time is limited.

Thu. April 19
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2:00pm-3:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

​Death Meditation: If Today was Your Last Day​

Hosted By

Krissy DeAngelis

Tomorrow is not promised, yet we walk through our lives delaying dreams, not speaking Truth, playing it safe, and staying asleep. Not anymore–for today, we will taste the potency of our own death. Inspired by Ana Forrest's Death Meditation, we will journey deep into meditation and guided journaling to uncover our heart's longing and questions we've avoided too long. Together, we will unveil the blueprint for your new life. This powerful practice will transform you. Please bring a journal, a pen, and a photo of a passed loved one.

Thu. April 19
@

3:30pm-5:00pm

FREE

Opening Reception | Death Panels: Comics That Help us Face End of Life

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. This exhibit will feature comic art that tells stories of experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death. Exhibit runs from April 11-29. 

Thu. April 19
@

5:00pm-7:30pm

Free

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Thu. April 19
@

6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Panel Discussion: How Do Graphic Narratives Help Us Face Life-Limiting Illness and Death?

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. The panelists will discuss the use of graphic narrative to better teach, understand, and process experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death.

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-8:30pm

Free

End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering

Hosted By

Jewish Family and Children's Services / Theater of War

End of Life presents readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays to spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals. The performance by award-winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn will culminate in a town hall discussion about palliative and end-of-life care. 

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

SOLD OUT


Friday, April 20

Free Event

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One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Fri. April 20
@

7:00am-10:00pm

free

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Fri. April 20
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Bay Area Death Talk: Options at the End of Life

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This will be an educational and conversational space for learning more about your end-of-life rights and options. Learn about California's End of Life Option Act: what it is and what it isn't, how to access it; other legal options for more control at the end of life; and how to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your doctor.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-1:30pm

Free

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

There are always options... even at end of life.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This presentation will provide an overview and update on the CA End of Life Option Act since it went into effect in June 2016, as well as other legal options for more control at the end of life. In addition, we will provide tools and resources that will prepare you to have empowering conversations with your doctor and family.

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-2:00pm

Free

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Hosted By

San Francisco Village

Whether you’re single, partnered, or married, learn about the various documents everyone should have like health care directives, HIPAA releases, and powers of attorney. What are the differences between trusts and wills? Bring your questions and enjoy learning how to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

sold out

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Indigenous Drum Circle and Wiping of the Tears Ceremony

Hosted By

The Center SF

We gather in Sacred Circle to acknowledge and palpably connect with the Ancestors and to perform a traditional Wiping of the Tears Ceremony to express and release grief and to remember those who have Journeyed Home.

Fri. April 20
@

7:15pm-9:45pm

Free (suggested donation at the door)


Saturday, April 21

Free Event

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One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Sat. April 21
@

7:00am-10:00pm

free

Living Well, Aging Well - Positive pathways to wellbeing in life and towards death

Hosted By

SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

Experience speakers, expression through art, film, theater, and active discussion addressing our journey towards dying. Practical information and assistance will be offered to prepare for determining your choices.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE (donations suggested at the door)

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Sat. April 21
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Emerging Rituals: Experiencing New Ways of Honoring & Celebrating End of Life

Hosted By

SevenPonds & Final Passages

SevenPonds and Final Passages present an afternoon of discovery - a series of powerful demonstrations that invite participants to immerse themselves in a wide range of emerging practices and rituals around end of life. Our presentation includes live music and demonstrations of natural death care, a death doula, shrouding, and discussions by experts on home funerals, green burial, memory celebrations and the creation of a heart will.

Sat. April 21
@

12:30pm-4:30pm

FREE

Shadow Puppet Memories: Reflecting on Life Passages

Hosted By

Daniel Barash

Join us for a hands-on puppetry workshop for all ages. Explore the feelings and memories associated with end-of-life themes through the magical world of shadow puppetry. Daniel Barash of THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP will lead a 90-minute workshop in which he will introduce audience members to the art of shadow puppetry.

Sat. April 21
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1:30pm-3:00pm

Free (suggested donation of $10 per person / $15 per family at the door)

Curious Maps of Impossible Places

Hosted By

Ruth's Table

Bay Area artist, Neil Murphy, shares with Ruth’s Table gallery his Curious Maps of Impossible Places. Join our event to create your own Curious Map. Explore how events in your life are connected to others and consider your journey into an abstract future. This event is free and open to the public.

Sat. April 21
@

2:00pm-5:00pm

FREE

Reimagine Earth Day (Part 1): "An Inconvenient Sequel" Film Screening w/ Director Bonni Cohen

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Join director Bonni Cohen - and all of San Francisco - on the eve of Earth Day at a screening of the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." While we're losing treasured species and ecosystems everyday, we can still band together to celebrate our earth and help protect the life it sustains. Bonni will be available for Q + A after the film, and will be a featured speaker at the following Remembrance Ceremony for the Environment!

Sat. April 21
@

5:30pm

Free

PotluckConnect

Hosted By

Stephanie Thoma

Join us for a potluck and conversation about the loss of life, belongings or relationships, our fears and our hopes, and how these experiences that feel alienating ultimately connect us.

Sat. April 21
@

Private Home in SF (exact address to be sent to attendees after registration)

7:00pm-9:00pm

Free

Reimagine Earth Day (Part 2): Remembrance Ceremony for the Environment

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Join all of San Francisco on the eve of Earth Day. Come listen and learn, sing and speak, take time for silence, and honor the species and the environments we have lost in the past year. Then, let’s band in solidarity for what we have to work for, today and in the future. Featuring a communal reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in one of the City’s most beautiful sanctuaries.

Sat. April 21
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7:30pm-9:30pm

Free


Sunday, April 22

Free Event

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The Good Death - Art Show - FINAL SHOWING

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Sun. April 22
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Reimagine Closing Ceremony

Hosted By

Reimagine + Congregation Emanu-El

After an incredible week, join us for the Reimagine Closing Ceremony - a remembrance parade and outdoor commemoration led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Congregation Emanu-El. People of all faiths - or no faith - are welcome! Meet at the temple at 1:30pm, and then go as a group to a secret, beautiful outdoor location. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a photo or an object of significance. Still Life Stories will be there to capture photographs of your treasured items.

Sun. April 22
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Meet at 2 Lake Street, Walk to Sacred Outdoor Spot

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Journey of the Mourner / Journey of the Soul: A Map

Hosted By

JCCSF / Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky

Someone has died, and you are struck, deeply. You are having a profound and unfamiliar experience. Where are you going? What can you expect? Come find yourself on this map, a visual representation of the process of the mourner, and also, a Jewish view of where the soul is during this first year of mourning. 

Sun. April 22
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2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE, $5 suggested donation at the door

Prepare for Your Care

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when you are living with a progressive or serious illness; to identify a person who could advocate for your wishes when you are no longer able to speak for yourself; and to learn how to better talk with your doctor and family and friends about your wishes.

Sun. April 22
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Laguna Honda Hospital (Administrative Building)

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE