The Medicine You Need: Making Space for Grief in the World

The Medicine You Need: Making Space for Grief in the World


May 23 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facilitator: Jason Gots

Description: In an ever-accelerating culture, grieving is an act of resistance. It’s a slow, personal, intuitive process that doesn’t respect timetables or social boundaries. Mourning our losses is an active, creative process and often a quiet form of activism. In this workshop, author and podcaster Jason Gots will share experiences following the loss of a best friend in 1995 and his sister in 2015, opening a broader discussion with the audience about making space for grief in our lives.

Attendee Materials Needed: None

Free to attend, reserve your spot on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite Page

More about our Presenter: Jason Gots is the author of Humanity is Trying: Experiments in Living with Grief, Finding Connection, and Avoiding Easy Answers, a memoir, from HarperCollins/Hanover Square Press, the producer of the podcasts Clever Creature and Think Again, and a lecturer in the writing department of Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. His work has been published by, Lion’s Roar, Lit Hub, Big Think, and Dark Lane Anthology.


**Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. To access the online workshop, it is important to use the Eventbrite reminder emails (one will be sent the day of the event) and log into your Eventbrite account to access the online workshop. Although we use the Zoom platform, Eventbrite emails will grant you access to the Zoom meeting. You will not be sent a Zoom link.**

For questions, contact Christin Alexander, at or 631.249.6100 x120.

Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.