may, 2021

31may1:00 pm1:00 pmLove Us Alive: Community Gathering in Grief and Healing1:00 pm - 1:00 pm Retreat Farm

Event Details


hi folks, please note the date change!
we are moving the event to Monday to avoid being outdoors in a cold rain
Monday looks warmer and drier and we’d love to be in community with you then
we hope you can still make it

Community Grief and Healing Vigil
Monday May 31st at 1 pm
Retreat Farm Square
Vermont state guidelines for Covid safety will be adhered to

We invite you all to join us in commUNITY (a coming together in UNITY).
To grieve, cry, sing, dance and be held in commUNITY with each other.

We recognize that this has been a difficult time for many folx in our commUNITY and globally. We have been constantly grieving many losses of people we care deeply about as we navigate the terrain of living in a white supremacist, global capitalist system that perpetuates deep harm on all people.

This gathering is to honor the lives we have lost and hold space for generative healing and the resilience that comes with dreaming beyond our current circumstances as we actively begin to shift into building the culture that centers the earth and all our relations.

What you can expect:
We will begin to gather at the Retreat Farm square at 1pm but join us anytime before we end.

We will have altar spaces around the commons for people we have lost this year. Feel free to bring pictures of people and create an altar for your loved ones.
We will also have a mic and a space for people to read poetry, speak, and share whatever is on their hearts that needs to be witnessed.

A meditative grieving space will be set up at the fiddlehead where people can go to reflect, cry, grieve, and leave offerings to the ancestors.

Wooden signs will be place around the space for people to decorate with their visions and dreams of a future beyond what is currently together.

The herb crafters of the Susu commUNITY Farmily will be brewing a special heart and nerve support tea blend to share with all who attend and Sammy Chan TV will be present for photos and videos.

We are also looking for folx who can bring and donate flowers so we can all make bouquets to bring to the altars or to bring home to remember lost loved ones.

If you would like to donate items we are looking for:
Herbal medicines
Paint markers
Wooden boards for sign making
Tea light candles
Spirits for pouring libations
People who can let us borrow a microphone and other sound equipment


(Monday) 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Retreat Farm

45 Farmhouse Square

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