The Science of Grief

Image of water with the "Science of Grief"
Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Location: 
Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre [5200 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202]
Price: 
Free

Science Gallery Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and renowned poet and activist Natasha T Miller presents Science of Grief at the DIA starting March 27 at 7 p.m., and ending March 28 at 9 a.m.

In an effort to provide a safe space for people to share stories about their grief, the 14-hour event will be hosted by Natasha Miller, exploring seven different types of grief: queer, suicide, trans, sibling, Detroit, parent, disease and illness. The overnight event points to the period in which grief takes its greatest toll – night time.

Neuroscientist, Dr. Yewande Pearse will kick-off the event speaking to the ways in which grief effects the brain. Followed by an evening of performances from local comedians, poets and testimonials from attendees. The event will be livestreamed via Science Gallery Detroit’s Facebook page to include grieving communities worldwide.

Resources will be available onsite for ongoing care, including: grief counselors, therapists and support groups.