In Belarus, the end of April and early May is the time to remember our forefathers as well as the members of the family and friends, who passed away. On the 10th day after Easter, which itself is the celebration of life over death, we observe Radunitsa, the day for commemoration of the departed, and one day later, on the 9th of May, we celebrate the Victory in WWII, which took lives of every fourth citizen in Belarus. Thus, it's the time when the memory of the departed is back with us - and we will talk about that.
Death is a topic generally avoided in English textbooks and at lessons. As a result, people lack verbal skills at the moment when they are badly needed to offer support to grieving people. What to say? How to say? And what to do if the loss is yours? How to cope with it and to find a way to continue living?
The session will be built around a documentary, that shows how young people were exposed to the reality of death. Then Alexander will lead us to talk about our own experiences. Do you believe in life after death? How do you feel connected to the people and pets you've lost? Are they still present in your life?
The participants are encouraged to bring the photos of their late near and dear people and share their stories. Let this session be a bright celebration of reconnecting with those, whom you loved and will love forever.