Let's Talk Death... in March!

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Let's Talk Death is an interactive collaborative conversation on death in a safe respectful environment.

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Using Death Conversation Game, founder Angela Fama will be co-hosting this open discussion on death with three co-hosts who specialize in different areas surrounding ideas of Grief: Philosopher Jelena Markovic, Registered Clinical Counsellor Patricia Ruiz, and Grief Support Facilitator Satya Jehman.

For 2022, we're changing the format a bit by adding co-hosts and adding an event or two to the day's we'll be hosting the talking spaces. It will be quarterly for 2022, in timing with the season's changes... We'll be having our usual open platform LET'S TALK DEATH discussions 10am-12pm PST

AND (as an added bonus)...

We'll be co-creating an additional event (or events) on the same day you'll be welcome to join (or not join, as you wish), where the co-hosts will have a more of an open platform event to share on the theme (perhaps Q+A, round table, interactive workshops). More to be revelealed in the New Year on the added event(s) - for now (and included then always), our regular 10am-12pm LET'S TALK DEATH is confirmed either way!

WHY TALK ABOUT DEATH?

Personal death is a topic often avoided in social settings. If you'd like to change that - whether you are new to the conversation or returning - you’re in the right place.

Many of us think about death in a number of ways: our own or another's, the unknown, loss and grief that can come with change, impermanence and the momental and/or situational deaths that happen daily... maybe you're considering advanced care planning decisions, wanting to expand your understandings on death, are focused on one specific monumental loss - it could be you haven't actively thought on death and are curious about what a conversation on death would entail – whichever it is, this is a place to think and talk about these things.

The subject's discussed are defined organically by those who chose to join each time, through conversation and how one interprets the question card's meanings. There's no outside pressure to talk about subjects you don't want to discuss, and, each time the questions are presented, depending on the day, your answers may change. The groups are kept small. We aim to work together to co-create a safe space for sharing, and listening, too and with, each other, as it is, in the moment.

BENEFITS FROM TALKING ABOUT DEATH

- Expanding knowledge

- Changing relationships

- Inspiration to seek answers

- Co-creation of new narratives

TICKET DETAILS

LET'S TALK DEATH is an online conversation held on Zoom. Once a ticket is purchased, the Zoom link + passcode will be sent to the email you supply via the eventbrite confirmation message, as well as a reminder email from us prior to the event. If you can’t find these emails, please check your spam/junk/trash folders. If you still can’t find them, please email us at: info@deathconversationgame.com.

In respect to the open nature of this conversation, and the need for this online gathering to be as respectfully inclusive as possible, we ask each person's video screen to remain on for the duration of the conversation. In addition, please let us know if you need to leave early or arrive late.

Funds received go into making the Death Conversation Game more accessible and readily available. We're grateful for all who are, and have been, willing to co-create new narratives on death with us! This conversation has limited seating. Tickets sales close at 6pm the eve before and are sliding scale - all financial offerings are welcome, whether it's $1 or $30, it really is all about the conversation.

WHO ARE WE?

Angela Fama (she/they) is an interdisciplinary intersectional artist, photographer, and aspiring death doula from Ottawa, Tennessee, and Zimbabwe. They currently reside with humble acknowledgement on the unceded territories of the Musqueum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations (Vancouver BC). In addition to a near-death experience over 10 years ago, Angela was inspired to discuss death more openly after they drove across North America discussing love with over 300 individuals with the project: What Is Love. As a natural result, an understanding of how irrevocably intertwined love and death are came about, which helped inspire the need to create Death Conversation Game. If you’d like to know more about why Angela like's to talk about death, please watch their TEDx talk: How Talking About Death Can Make You Happy.

Jelena Markovic is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of British Columbia, researching grief and transformative experiences. She is also a performance artist and has performed at FUSE at the VAG, Unit 17, the Belkin, the Hatch, and Or Gallery.

Patricia Ruiz is a psychotherapist at Dr. Joti Samra, R Psych. & Associates and a mental health consultant at My Workplace Health. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling from City University of Seattle, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education, as well as Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish Literature. In her therapy practice she supports people to navigate life challenges and transitions, while seeking to strengthen their connections to their values, goals, and preferred ways of knowing and being.

Satya Jehman (she/they) has completed a deep-dive study into renowned grief author and speaker Francis Weller’s work, including participating in his Apprenticeship with Sorrow course. After losing her mother to sudden death six years ago, she's been guiding friends and family on their grief journeys. Her practice deepened more recently after losing her father to a tragic and complicated death in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Satya's work is rooted in a deep and profound understanding of what the grief experience holds. Backed with two decades of yogic practice and trainings, she offers a heartful space of utmost respect and reverence.

THIS IS A RESPECTFUL INTERSECTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

This workshop aims to offer a safe space to personally share in an all-inclusive Intersectional feminist anti-ableist environment of mutually respectful folk. All ages, class, race, and/or gender are welcome.

Let's talk about death... together!

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Death Conversation Game is a tool to help facilitate open conversations on death in safe, respectful environments of chosen friends, family, classmates, students, clients, colleagues, and/or strangers. The depth and breadth of the conversation depends on you. Whether it’s death related theology, ideology, metaphysics, bookish details, relationship considerations, bereavement, and/or a number of other subjects… Let the conversations begin!

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