Our Grief Work programme aims to nurture a deeper collective understanding of the impact of loss and bereavement, as well as the necessity and potential of grief work as a liberatory tool. Our communities and social justice movements are affected by multiple forms of personal, structural, global and environmental loss. This programme creates spaces to navigate and support ourselves through grief, with monthly Grief Circles and responsive programming to resource communities going through mass bereavement.
Understanding the ways that grief is intimately connected with state violence, structural oppression and dispossession, we hold space for grief across our public programming and use different ways of working with grief in connection with land, community, ourselves and our bodies. Our approaches to grief work build on Litany for Survival – a research project we conducted in 2019 on loss and bereavement within communities subject to marginalisation.