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San Francisco Bay Area

October 24 - November 3, 2019

Reimagine End of Life explores big questions about life and death. Thank you to the attendees, event hosts, organizations, sponsors, partners, and donors who make Reimagine possible!

  • 250 Events
  • 87 Conversations
  • 52 Interactive Rituals
  • 24 Food Experiences
  • 13 Comedy Shows
  • 10 Meaningful Days
  • 1 Universal Topic

In fall of 2019, the entire SF Bay Area came together to face death and embrace life. Check out our schedule archive to see what a Reimagine festival is like.

View 2019 Schedule

Reimagine SF Bay Area was a success!

We had more than 250 experiences all around the Bay Area, from the California Academy of Sciences, The Punchline, the Boys and Girls Club, the Mezzanine, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Asian Art Museum, The SF Libraries, The Walt Disney Museum, community centers, art galleries, churches, temples, parks, bars, concert venues, and more.

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and collaborators

City Partner - SF Palliative Care Work Group

The Palliative Care Work Group is dedicated to ensuring all San Franciscans facing serious illness have access to high-quality care that is consistent with their wishes and values through research, education, outreach and influencing policy. The Work Group is sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco via the Department of Aging & Adult Services, and its membership is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders who represent providers, health plans, health systems, community-based organization, faith-based organizations and professional associations.

In-kind sponsors

Thank you to our amazing collaborators

Elysa Fenenbock, Krisa Fredrickson, The Alice Collective, San Francisco Columbarium & Funeral Home, Sutter Care at Home - SF (Hospice), The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center (BAJHC), San Francisco Village, Storied: San Francisco, Hillary Goidell, Center for Asian American Media, UCSF Medical Center, S. Casper Wong, Zen Hospice Project, Kara, Susan Lieu, WISE Health, Bayview Senior Services, Dept. on Aging and Adult Services (SF), Health, Bayview Senior Services, Living/Dying Project, Healers Get Dirty, Morgan West, Audre Mowry, East Bay Agency for Children, Circle of Care, Skylawn Funeral Home, Benjie Lasseau, Jessica Lipps, MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mount Zion, Redwing Keyssar, RN, Jami Sieber, Athena Kim, Liv Schaffer, Dance Generators, Ruth's Table, Hillary Goidell, Inman Energetics, The Good Grief Project, San Francisco Senior Centre, Kaathy, LifeWeb360, New Narrative Memorials, Betty Burr, San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living, Open to Hope, California Writers Club Marin, John Byrne Barry, Natural Passage, Final Footprint, The Marsh, Twin Alchemy Collective, Eleni Gekas, Sherry Richert Belul, The Dinner Party, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Hillary Goidell, Full Spectrum Improvisation, Stephanie Papadakis, Gut of Integrity, Jeremy Dow, Kenny Yun, JCC East Bay, Annie Goglia, LifeFire Laughter Yoga & Coaching, InterPlay, WISE Health, DAAS, William Rhodes Art, Gratta Wines, San Francisco Threshold Choir, Sutter Care at Home - SF (Hospice), San Francisco Columbarium & Funeral Home, My Life, My Stories, Ryan Jobes, Kelly Ann Nelson, Lisa Finkelstein, Holly Chan, Elizabeth Wong, Sacred Stream, Isa Gucciardi, Eliza "Zaeli" Kane, MA, CH, Twin Alchemy Collective, Satori Yoga, Chelsea Rushton, The Laundry, Self-Help for the Elderly, Palliative Care Work Group, San Francisco Village, Jim Van Buskirk, Renee Mayer, Institute on Aging, Mary Anne Cook, Lauren Korshak, Joshua Cole, UCSF School of Medicine Psychiatry Interest Group, Arielle Friedtanzer, Chaya Gusfield, Judith C., Meredith Adelaide, Annie Huntley, Leilani Maxera, VOTIVE, The Good Grief Project, George Mark Children’s House, Jewish Studio Project, Sh'ma Now, Kavod v'Nichum and Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, Verses Illuminated, Moon Manor Movie, Kaylah Sterling (L. Ac), Healers Get Dirty, Compassion & Choices, Institute on Aging, Stagebridge, Maria Mangini, California Institute of Integral Studies, Tamara Greenberg (PsyD), UCSF Cancer Resource Center, The MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF, Ricki Pollycove (MD), Jane Hirshfield, Mission Hospice & Home Care, The Center SF, Death Doula Alua Arthur, Robert McDermott (PhD), Dan Schifrin, Samantha Altán, Andrea Vecchione, TLC Transitional Life Care, Lehrhaus Judaica and Kavod v'Nichum, Gamliel Institute, Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, Marcy Einhorn, Death Doula LA, End of Life Choices (Ca), Love Letters Live, Avenidas, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc, SF Dharma Collective, North Bay Center for Compassionate Care, Jim Van Buskirk, Final Exit Network, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Commonwealth Club, Andrew Wagner MD, Margot Vos RN, Wisdom Tree Institute, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice, Morgan West, Audre Mowry, East Bay Agency for Children, Circle of Care, Meredith Bell, Aaron Kierbel, RhythmALLogy, Still Life Stories, Congregation Beth El, Seniors At Home, Law Office of Sally Bergman Law, Family Caregiver Alliance, Beth Foley, Gina Harris, Conflict Resolution for Elders by Marcy Einhorn, Stephanie Thoma, Olka Baldeh, The Black Moon Podcast, Jessica Zitter (MD), Mara Holt Skov, Steven and Sarah Marshank, Day Schildkret, Good Grief Radio, Cheryl Jones, Women's Cancer Resource Center, Jill Zimmerman, Neyborly-Union Square, Humane Prison Hospice Project, Edgar Barens, Surviving San Francisco, Keli Dailey, 826 Valencia, Samantha M. Altán with peaceYmusic Productions, Wendy Rolon (End of Life Doula), Quamay Sams (Flow Yoga Instructor), Sojourn Chaplaincy, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, Ancestral Medicine, Root Wisdom, Gita Thandika, Michelle Favreault , Carol Steinfeld, Jennifer Mathews, WISE Health, DAAS, Bayview Senior Services, My Purple Folder, SF Palliative Care Work Group, Joan Fisher (MD), Amy Hyun Swart, Amber Field, Betty Burr, San Francisco Center for Spiritual Learning, Natural Death Care Initiative, San Francisco Public Library, Kathy Lane, The Sequoias at San Francisco, Sheryl Soshin Leaf, California Writers Club Marin, John Byrne Barry, Natural Passage, Final Footprint, Kelly McVicker, Maureen Walsh, Director Leo Herrera, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF), Angelica Ekeke, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Genny Lim, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Anna Sale, Anne Lamott, Amy Burkman

What happened in San Francisco in April 2018?

Reimagine took over San Francisco, with 175+ events in the span of one week, with the mayor even proclaiming it "Reimagine End of Life week" across the city.