DIRGE LECTURE SERIES: Transformation and Purpose through Grief and Loss

March 19, 2014 / 4:30pm

Free for MOCA Members, Mandel School faculty, staff, students and alumni, Hospice of the Western Reserve staff and volunteers, Lifebanc staff, and CWRU students with valid ID*

*To receive free admission, guests must bring their ID to the event.

General Admission: $8 In Advance; $10 At the Door

Loss has deep impact in our lives. The death of a child, parent, or spouse can leave us feeling hopeless and defeated. But what happens when we harness the powerful energy of grief and sorrow and turn it into something productive. In partnership with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve, this program will feature inspiring stories of loss and renewal.

This talk is part of The End, Reconsidered: A Lecture Series on Mortality

In conjunction with DIRGE: Reflections on (Life and) Death, MOCA Cleveland is hosting four lectures that examine mortality from particular vantage points – social work, history, medicine, and spirituality. The programs feature experts who will deliver original scholarship and discuss personal experiences that inform their progressive work in mortality. In concert with the exhibition, the series will examine new philosophies on, and applied practices to “the end,” as well as consider how these methods shift our experience and understanding of life. 
This lecture series is sponsored by The Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.