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Grief Awareness Conference

VIRTUAL EVENT for 2021                      

Grief & Social Justice:  Awareness, Reflection, Momentum 

Friday, June 4, 2021



This year’s Grief Awareness Conference is a unique opportunity to connect (virtually) with individuals ready to look closer at the profound connection between personal and cultural grief experience and social justice work. Although hosted online, registration will be limited to enhance participant experience and foster a meaningful learning community.

Professionals, students, and lay people are all very welcome and will benefit from a carefully crafted combination of academic exploration and community conversation intended to improve the work of therapists, researchers, healthcare professionals, social workers, educators, and more.

Expect thought-provoking, nationally-respected keynotes, meaningful connections, and opportunities for inspiration and self-renewal for the work ahead.

Conference Fees
$80 (includes 4 CEUs) Early Bird Rate through May 7th

Standard Rate $100 (includes 4 CEUs)

$50 (does not include CEUs) Early Bird Rate through May 7th 

Standard Rate $65 (does not include CEUs)

Please let us know if you require financial assistance, ADA, or other accommodations to attend; we strongly desire to make the event as accessible as possible, but require advance notice.

Registration confirmations will come from amarcum@thecollectiveforhope.org. Please add to your safe sender list to prevent communications going to your email’s junk folder.




Shareefah Al’Uqdah, PhD. (She/Her)

Title: In Mourning we Rise: Integrating Social Justice & Advocacy in Grief Work
Associate Professor and Director of Training for Counseling Psychology, Howard University
Link to bio

Kevin Carter, MSW, LCSW (He/Him)

Title: Grieving Across Generations in the Light of the Past, Presentvand Future
Principal, BLF Innervisions, LLC
Link to bio

Community Panelists:

Paw Bway Htoo (She/Her) Cleaning Education Program Supervisor
Restoring Dignity

Doris Moore, MS, NCC, CPC, LIMHP (She/Her) Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Holistic Development

Carolina Padilla (She/Her) Executive Director
The Intercultural Senior Center

Eli Rigatuso (He/Him) Activist & Owner of Catch Creative
Eli identifies as transmasculine Two Spirit of the Menominee Nation.

Break Out Planning/Networking Sessions

Self-care for Sustaining the Work

Click HERE to sign-up.