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Grieving While Black: An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorrow ~ Breeshia Wade & Langston Kahn

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00pm

Live Webinar


Join authors Breeshia Wade & Langston Kahn in conversation about Grieving While Black and Deep Liberation.

Grieving While Black is an exploration of grief from the perspective of a Buddhist end-of-life caregiver, grief coach, and doula who has worked with populations ranging from new parents to people who are incarcerated. Breeshia Wade connects sorrow not only to specific incidents but also to the ongoing trauma that is part and parcel of systemic oppression.

In Deep Liberation, shamanic healer Langston Kahn offers a body-based approach that encourages us to dive deeply into past trauma and heartbreak and address it at the root to reclaim our power. To create a world free from oppression, we each have to come face to face with the beliefs, stories, and actions within ourselves that maintain these systems.

Breeshia Wade is an author, Buddhist end-of-life caregiver, and grief expert. She holds a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University and an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago. Wade served as a hospice and palliative care end-of-life caregiver in Los Angeles County. She has supported people through grief and transitions as a birth doula and lay-ordained Buddhist chaplain working in jails, on the mother and baby units of hospitals, and in people's homes. She is the author of Grieving While Black.

Langston Kahn is a Black queer shamanic practitioner specializing in emotional clearing and radical transformation and author of the new book Deep Liberation: Shamanic Tools for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma. His practice is rooted in initiations into traditions of the African Diaspora, the western modality of Inner Relationship Focusing, and contemporary shamanic tradition of The Last Mask Center. He joyfully endeavors to bring spirituality out of the dark dusty recesses of esotericism and into our daily existence.