Good Grief Event

Grief in Afro-Caribbean communities

Grief in Afro-Caribbean Communities

Date: 2020-05-13

Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 60 mins

Venue: University of Bristol

Ticket Price: 8.00

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This session will cover two topics.

In ‘Gender and Grief’, palliative medicine doctor Dr Mark Taubert will draw on his personal observations from years of clinical practice to discuss types of grief. Psychologists suggest that over forty different factors form a complex network for each unique grieving episode, and that an individual’s grief process is as unique as their finger-print on the spectrum between intuitive and instrumental grief. Mark will explore how grief is influenced by gender, rather than determined by it.

The second session will consider grief in Afro-Caribbean communities. It will be presented by Anndeloris Chacon, from the Bristol Black Carers charity. Anndeloris will draw on her decades of experience working with and supporting Afro-Caribbean communities in Bristol to explore grief in other cultures.

Photo from Charlie Phillips’ photographs which chart the rituals and changes in Afro-Caribbean funerals in London since the Windrush Generation.

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Facilitator Anndeloris Chacon (c) Tina Gue

Anndeloris Chacon