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Loss & Legacy: Living Forward Wile Looking Back
6:00 PM
Helena Avenue Theater
Loss & Legacy:  Living Forward Wile Looking Back Description:
In this dynamic philosophy series we’ll look at what it means to be at the interface of loss and legacy. We’ll ask two central meta-questions: “How do we think about grief?” and “How do we think about our ancestors?”

Each question could stand on its own. But by considering them together, in the ways that we actually encounter them – not as separate events, but rather, as intimately connected and mutually informative experiences – our symposia series recognizes the challenges (and skills) involved in navigating this unique space between the ways that we think about (and “handle”) loss and the ways that we think about (and “address”) legacy.

In addition, while there are many ways to approach these questions, we’ll conduct our examination through the lens of philosophy, offering a particular set of tools by which to consider loss and legacy – not as the set of tools but rather as a set that can take us to some different places than other tools might.

In Spring, we’ll look at death-related grief as experienced by individuals and professionals within the community, integrating the contributions of art, literature, and history into a broad, unified philosophical and humanistic understanding. Through the lens of aesthetics, we’ll consider questions about mortality, expressions, culture, and the private-public nature of grief.

Our symposium will be held in the evening on Wednesday, April 19th from 6pm-9pm at The Helena Avenue Theater and feature guests panelists Krys Holmes, Tim Holmes & Ashby Kinch. In addition to guest speakers and interwoven performance, the symposium will include ample time for lively conversation/Q & A with our guest scholars, facilitated by Merlin Student Scholar Fellow, Julianna Breit.

FREE & open to the community. Space is limited. Learn more & RSVP: https://merlinccc.org/event/philosophy-symposia-series-loss-legacy-2023/2023-04-19/
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Helena Avenue Theater
Address: 1319 Helena Avenue Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-235-0353

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