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Workshop: “Grief and Loss in the Time of COVID-19” – with Dr. Deborah Carr

Date and Time: Tuesday June 22nd 2021 from 6 – 7 PM Eastern

About Deborah:

Deborah Carr is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Boston University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.  Dr. Carr has held faculty positions at University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and most recently at Rutgers University, where she was acting director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research.

Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial factors influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. Her book Golden Years: Social Inequalities in Later Life (2019, Russell Sage) received the 2020 Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America. The book delves into the ways that persistent race, class, and gender inequalities shape experiences of old age in the United States. She is co-editor (with Kenneth Ferraro) of the Handbook of Aging & the Social Sciences, 9th ed. (2021, Elsevier).

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Sample of Deborah’s work: “Bereavement in the Time of Coronavirus”:

“Sibling Loss: Telling Your Story”

Join us for a screening of “Peanut Gallery” and a conversation with the Emmy-nominated filmmaker Molly Gandour

Thursday July 15th at 6 PM Eastern

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Note from the filmmaker:

Sibling loss is often overlooked. I made this film because I needed to tell my own grief story. I share it here hoping it will inspire others to do the same.

About Peanut Gallery:

When Molly was 26, she returned to her family home in Indiana to speak with her parents for the first time about her sister’s death 15 years earlier. What emerged is a glimpse beneath the surface of a family grieving, a meditation on siblings and love, and a raw reminder of the ties that bind us. At times dark, at times funny, Peanut Gallery starts a conversation about grief and loss that in contemporary society can feel almost impossible and taboo.

About the filmmaker Molly:

Molly is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker. Her feature documentary Peanut Gallery played Slamdance Film Festival and is distributed by Random Media. She produced the HBO documentary GASLAND, which won an Emmy and was nominated for an Oscar.

The process of making Peanut Gallery brought Molly closer to her family. She and her mom have spoken on sibling loss at Columbia University, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), American Society of Ped. Hem/Onc (ASPHO), Assoc. of Ped. Onc. Social Workers (APOSW), Bereaved Parents of USA (BPUSA), and Assoc. for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

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