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Past Event

Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief

Modern Loss co-founders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner will discuss how the isolation they experienced after losing parents as young adults inspired them to take a no-holds-barred approach to grief. Their efforts have taken the form of a website and community that The New York Times described as a way of "redefining mourning.” Soffer and Birkner now have a new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. They will sit down with "Death, Sex & Money" host Anna Sale for an open exchange on loss, resilience, empathy and the power of owning your narrative. They will also discuss the importance of creating platforms for others to share and learn stories of loss—in all of its messiness, melancholy, hilarity and hopefulness.

MLF Organizer
Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.

MLF: Health & Medicine

In association with INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club and the End Well Project

February 28, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Rebecca Soffer

Co-Founder and CEO, Modern Loss; Former Producer, “The Colbert Report”

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Gabrielle Birkner

Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Modern Loss; Former Managing Editor, Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Former Director of Digital Media, The Forward; Form Features Editor, The New York Sun

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Anna Sale

Host and Creator, WNYC’s “Death, Sex & Money”; Former Contributor, “Fresh Air,” “This American Life,” NPR News, “Marketplace,” “Studio 360,” “PBS NewsHour,” and Slate


5:30 p.m. networking reception
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing