Love in Action: Grief, Loss, and Advocacy in BIPOC Communities

May 28, 2021 12:00 AM to May 30, 2021 12:00 AM
Organized By: Hanson, Linda L. (llh3x)

A FREE, virtual event

Dates: May 28-29, 2021
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Credit Offered:
  • 11.75 IPCE Credits
  • 11.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 11.75 Category 1 ASWB ACE Credits
  • 11.75 Hours of Participation



The need for grief support and training on grief support has never been more evident, particularly as we have accounted for 500,000 deaths due to the crisis of COVID-19 (Washington Post; NPR; CDC).  BIPOC communities are experiencing death at disproportionate rates, both as patients and as front-line health care workers. This reality, compounded by the fact that grief has been a steady companion for BIPOC communities for generations, calls for an intentional response and action. Grief education, intervention and training is a specialized discipline and not required by most professional training programs, yet, grief and loss is a daily experience of living. Training those who serve as leaders in BIPOC communities will allow for a wider reach of intervention and support. Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Grief and Healing is well-positioned to be a platform for this initiative. In collaboration with Operation Social Equality and The Arrow Project, we hope to provide a supportive and safe forum for exploring grief and healing. 


Desired Outcomes/Educational Objectives 


Through participation in this virtual conference, participants will: 

  • articulate key grief support concepts  
  • articulate how grief has been a steady companion BIPOC communities 
  • describe ways the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected BIPOC communities 
  • describe processes for facilitating a healing circle
  • identify and practice concepts that support transforming grief into advocacy
See the attached brochure and conference website for more information or to register.

Jointly provided by University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing and the Hospice of the Piedmont, in conjunction with the Arrow Project and Operation Social Equality. 
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