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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

November 29th 2017:The Dinner Party

Loss can leave you alone and confused, with no one who gets what you're going through. If loss comes at a relatively young age, there may be no one in your friendship network who has been through it. After her father's death, Carla Fernandez found herself struggling to find support. She invited people she found through her larger circle, all of whom had experienced loss themselves, to come to dinner. This simple act grew into a widely recognized set of supports for other people across the country to create just such dinner parties. In coming together, participants break the isolation of grief

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Carla Fernandez

Carla Fernandez co-founded The Dinner Party with Lennon Flowers in the years following the death of her father, Jose Fernandez, to brain cancer. She found that life after loss - especially for someone in their early twenties - lacked the kind of peer support she was hungry for - so invited a group of soon-to-be-friends who'd all experienced loss to a potluck on her Los Angeles back porch. When not working on TDP, Carla is the Community Lead at enso - a creative agency focused on social impact projects with brands including Google, Khan Academy, Barbie, and The Nature Conservancy. Carla is a Reynold's Scholar at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she concentrated in Social
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 11/12/2017 04:00 11/12/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Loss can leave you alone and confused, with no one who gets what you're going through. If loss comes at a relatively young age, there may be no one in your friendship network who has been through it. After her father's death, Carla Fernandez found herself struggling to find support. She invited people she found through her larger circle, all of whom had experienced loss themselves, to come to dinner. This simple act grew into a widely recognized set of supports for other people across the country to create just such dinner parties. In coming together, participants break the isolation of grief and turn isolation into community, support and connection. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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