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Day of the Dead Grief Ritual: November 4th

Day of Dead, 2004

Saturday, November 4h, 9:00-6:00

Hillside Church, El Cerrito, CA.

Whether or not we have recently lost loved ones, we all carry a heavy load of grief and stress simply by living in these times. If we can’t find ways to drop the weight of this emotional burden, we can become hopeless, bitter or numb. Letting it go makes room for a new kind of imagination to enter. But releasing these emotions requires a safe space and a caring community. We will take a full day to help each other remember our ancestors and our personal and collective losses. It will be a day of mourning and remembrance, but also of great beauty and celebration. There will be poetry, storytelling, drumming, altar building and chanting from African, Celtic, Mexican and other traditions.

$30 in advance, $50 at the door (scholarships available)

Register by PayPal (barry@madnessatthegates.com)

or by check to Barry Spector / 685 1⁄2 Fairmount Ave, Oakland 94611 and include your email address

650-329-1415 / www.barryandmayaspector.com

Feel free to tell your friends. El Cerrito is just north of Berkeley.