Mourning

Essential Pittsburgh
4:40 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

American Afterlife: Modern Day Mourning

Credit Bob Driskell / Flickr

American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning is a provocative book looking at the way Americans mourn. Author Kate Sweeney gives particular emphasis to the ongoing evolution of how we pay tribute to our deceased loved ones, i.e. roadside shrines, memorial tattoos, green burials, etc. 

Essential Pittsburgh
5:08 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

"Walk Towards the Hurt," to Get Past a Tragedy

Coping with tragedy with a candlelight vigil
Credit Kaz Andrew / Flickr

In the wake of a tragedy, how do we make sense of what’s taken place?

As part of Contemporary Craft’s ENOUGH: Artists Speak Out programming, Professor Steve Gorelick of Hunter College comes to Pittsburgh this Monday to talk about violence in the media, and how it affects our daily lives.

Gorelick has served as a consultant to government agencies during times of crisis, he was part of a research team called to Oslo, Norway after the Anders Behring Breivik bombings and was interviewed by the Huffington Post in the wake of last year's Sandy Hook tragedy.

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