We are supporting The Good Grief Trust’s National Grief Awareness Week (Dec 2-8) by releasing recorded events from Good Grief Festival for a limited time. Today, the focus is on diversity and inclusion. The videos below will be available to watch until December 15th.

Grieving for Justice

Living in a world rife with injustice, how can we make space for collective grief? Can grief be a force for positive change?

In this important and timely discussion, our panellists consider how we can be more sensitive to the grief of those who have been silenced. We consider those who have suffered, and who continue to suffer, due to injustice and inequality.

We welcome the Rt Hon. Stuart Lawrence, who runs the Stephen Lawrence Trust. Stuart is the younger brother of Stephen, the British teenager murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993.

Patrick Vernon OBE is social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian with senior experience in mental health, public health, heritage and race equality. In 2018, Patrick kick-started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation.

Kathryn de Prudhoe lost her father to Covid-19 in April 2020. Kathryn now lobbies Government on investment in bereavement counselling to help those bereaved by the pandemic.

Grief School: Muslim Grief + Bereavement

This Grief School event is a conversation between Muslim professionals who work with end of life and grief, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. What can faith and religion provide during bereavement? What is the importance of rituals? How does culture help or interfere with grief?

We are thrilled that Rizwan Ahmed, Muslim Chaplain at the University of Bristol among many other things, and Dr Sabina Patel, Chief Executive of the Muslim Bereavement Support Service, join this important conversation.

Dr Marta Bolognani chairs the discussion. Marta is an international scholar and research associate at the University of Bristol’s Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. She’s also teaching at the Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR) programme at Exeter University.

There are 60 recorded events from Good Grief Festival now available to watch on The Grief Channel. On-demand access is £20 for 1 year.