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Cremation: History and Modern Process & Crossing Borders: Displacement and Transcendence
November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cremation: History and Modern Process
Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted exploration will also touch on how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager.
This program is presented as part of Reimagine End of Life, a weeklong series of programs and events exploring big questions about life and death.
Location: Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel (Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel is a one-minute walk from its main entrance. Green-Wood’s main entrance is located at 25thStreet and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.)
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Crossing Borders: Displacement and Transcendence
Join us for insights, advice, and hope from some of the nation’s most distinguished and proactive advocates for immigrants and refugees:
- Dr. Robin Reineke is an anthropologist and founder of the Colibri Center, a family advocacy organization working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Becca Heller is a 2018 MacArthur Genius Award recipient, human rights lawyer and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project which has helped over 200,000 refugees and displaced persons find their way to safety.
- Simon Robins is a humanitarian practitioner and researcher who has consulted for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Centre for Transitional Justice. Robins has extensive experience living in and working with post-conflict societies, particularly East Timor-Leste, Uganda, and Nepal.