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Student Life Events at St. George

Spiritual, not Religious: Meaning, Grief and Change

Mar 20, 2023 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Multi-Faith Centre - Multi-Purpose Room, 569 Spadina Ave

Registration Deadline: Mar 20, 2023 04:30 PM

Grief comes in many forms. Over the past few years, we have collectively experienced a range of intense, heavy and complicated events. We recognize that these experiences on both an individual and collective scale have created complex and often unaddressed experiecnees of grief. These complicated experiences can be collective, anticipatory and often abstract for many of us living in a rapidly changing and unstable world. Our Transformations: Grief Work programming aims to create nuanced and multifacted experiences of grief can be addressed, acknowledged and held. 

Event Description: Join poet and author of the poetry collection "My Grief the Sun", Sanna Wani, for a discussion and literary workshop on moving through changing beliefs and shifting religious perspectives in the wake of massive interpersonal and societal griefs like the COVID 19 pandemic, climate crisis, and global capitalism. What gives us relief in the midst? Where and when do we create joy? Peace? And most of all, love.

Facilitator: Sanna Wani 

Sanna Wani (she/her) is the author of MY GRIEF, THE SUN (House of Anansi Press 2022) and the chap book THE PINK OF THE SEAMS (Penrose Press 2019). She is the Poetry Editor of Fernwood Publishing and completed her MA in literary and environmental anthropology from the University of Toronto. She loves daisies. 
To learn more about Sanna and her work please visit:

Please register for this event on CLNx. This event is meant to be as safe and inclusvie as possible. There will be light refreshments and snacks available for attendees. We look forward to seeing you there! 

If you have any questions, please email