QUEERING DEATH presents: Spiritual Will Writing Workshop


NAVEL’s QUEERING DEATH ASSEMBLY invites you to partake in an online Spiritual Will Writing Workshop. Join us for this opportunity to share and preserve the story of our lives.

Together we will explore new approaches to the practice of writing a nonmaterial will. This is a time to reconnect with yourself, revisit your past, and discover what you want to leave behind. Come gather in unity as we explore life’s one true certainty, death!

WHO: Our growing community of humans curious about end of lifeWHAT: A Spiritual Will Writing Workshop lead by Ari Simon-ofsky and organized in collaboration with Gretchen Booth, Sya Warfield, Peter Hoffman, Lindsay Farrington & Mounir Souss, and all members of the QUEERING DEATH ASSEMBLY.WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 4-6pm (PST)WHERE: On Zoom - link to be provided WHY: We value preparing for death and celebrating life in community

$10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
*All Funds collected with go towards the ongoing work of the QUEERING DEATH ASSEMBLY.

Capacity of 75 people.
Make sure to RSVP to receive the meeting link.

QUEERING DEATH is a community-led learning group, which is part of the 3rd ASSEMBLIES quarter at NAVEL, that cultivates ideas for making death rituals more meaningful, equitable, and sustainable. Together we explore the intersection of end-of-life and privilege, and come into closer relationship to end-of-life practices, and therefore life itself.

ASSEMBLIES is NAVEL’s platform for collaborative research, discussion and creation. Community-led, these learning groups form around a theme, practice, project or experiment over a seasonal period.

Ari Simon(-ofsky) runs Inner & Outer Engagement, a practice of community engagement, facilitation, and coaching. Ari uses questions, activities, feedback, and analysis to explore what’s going on within ourselves, our organization, our community, or our city. We then create goals, actions, targets, and accountability strategies to better engage others, know ourselves, and gain personal, organizational, civic, and policy successes. Ari currently leads stakeholder engagement for the City of West Hollywood’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), provides facilitation and strategic engagement to a range of organizations, coaches one-on-one clients, and leads a bimonthly men’s consciousness-raising group. Through writing, drawing, map-making, workshops, and more, Ari loves to explore topics such as civic engagement, the public realm, loneliness, personal geographies, queerness, and death. Ari resides in Los Angeles and Idyllwild, CA.
http://ari.fyi/. IG: @ari_fyi

Queering Death

Looking beyond the norms and stigmas around death.