Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. With wildfires and summers filled with smoke, devastating flooding, and subtle changes in the seasons, ecological grief is now starting to become recognized as a legitimate form of mourning and anxiety. But like all forms of grief, ecological grief is personal, unique, and doesn’t often follow a logical pattern. Join us for a discussion around the ways we may grieve a landscape similarly (and differently) to other forms of loss.
Amy and Jodi will lead the group in an exploration of the various facets of ecological grief. The session will include a “101” introduction to this topic, as well as a deeper discussion on the ways in which environmental and ecological grief can become messages of hope and experiences of empowerment.
This workshop is a part of the Women’s Centre’s Women and Environment series, held on the third Wednesday of most months. This is event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Tickets are free, but space is limited and participants are requested to RSVP ahead of time to secure space. On-site child-minding is available during this event, child-minding services are open to children 19 months to twelve years of age. To register children for child-minding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-264-1155.