Special Benefit Evening: Voices of Grief and Melanie DeMore
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Final Passages presents a screening of the 40-minute documentary, Voices of Grief. Plus a live performance by Grammy-nominated East Bay vocalist Melanie DeMore!
Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work.
Interviewed in the film is the evening’s featured guest, Bay Area-based Melanie DeMore. Melanie will share empowering and healing music in a very special live, vocal performance and will speak to questions and share commentary after the film.
Melanie was a founding member of Grammy nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, but nothing is closer to her heart than bringing people together to experience the healing power of music.
She has shared the stage with Odetta, Ani DiFranco and Pete Seger, and she has been a phenomenal inspiration and educator for Threshold Choirs (in Sonoma County and around the nation), sharing insights about how to hold presence, solace and sacred space for songs at the bedsides of those who are dying.
This benefit event is a special addition to a monthly film series called, “Let’s Talk About Death,” hosted by Final Passages, a local institute of conscious dying, home funerals and green burial education.
Homemade savory treats and desserts available.
$10 – $30 Suggested donation at the door
6000 Sebastopol Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472