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Reflections on a Day of Remembrance at San Quentin Prison

Published on: Author: amyshea2021 1 Comment

When I first learned that there would be a day of remembrance in November 2021 for those who died from COVID the previous year while incarcerated in San Quentin Prison, I was excited to hear that such an event would be held and I looked forward to attending. The memorial service was organized by Mourning Our… Continue reading

Black Tears | Montreal Blakely Sr.

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Months after receiving my Doctorate in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, I had the good fortune to land my dream job. In September 2021, I excitedly accepted the role of Writing Program Coordinator for Mount Tamalpais College, which is a dedicated junior college for San Quentin Prison in California. I… Continue reading

“We are sharing more than we want to share” – A funeral celebrant and a mourner discuss online funerals

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards Leave a comment

There has been a seismic shift in the way that funeral ceremonies are conducted in the wake of Covid-19. The effects of this on the bereaved are yet to be meaningfully understood. This conversation between a funeral celebrant and a mourner (at separate events) acknowledges the disruption caused. The impact of these changes, particularly the… Continue reading