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TT Insights - Symbol-Making and Bereavement

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Nov 8, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Tahoe-Truckee Campus
11001 College Trail,Truckee, CA 96161
Free - Donations are gratefully Accepted
Nicole Cheslock, nichole@nicolecheslock.com

Insights Lecture Series Welcomes Dean Kim Bateman, Ph.D.

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Symbol-Making and Bereavement

Discover how symbol-making can help mourners share and ritualize loss. Kim Bateman, Ph.D. will share the wisdom of worldwide folktales and creative bereavement examples including memorial textile art and the Temples at Burning Man.

About our Speaker: Dr. Bateman, Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, is a speaker, professor and author / storyteller. Winner of the New Generation Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction, her book “Crossing the Owl's Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People Who Still Love” uses the wisdom of worldwide folk tales to demonstrate how to share, ritualize, and transform grief. “Crossing the Owl’s Bridge” complements her other work, “Symbolmaking and Bereavement: The Temples at Burning Man,” and Death Dialogues blog. The premise is that although we have to say goodbye to our material relationship, we are also being presented with a chance to say hello to a different type of relationship. Her writing, speeches, and workshops illustrate creative outcomes to mourning that allow one to recognize, contain, release, and keep loving. Dr. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Humboldt State University, and a B.A. in Humanities from Sierra Nevada College. Learn more at kim-bateman.com.

Visit the Sierra College Insights reservation page https://sierracollege.ticketleap.com/ for the most up to date schedule and to reserve your seat. 

Join us for complimentary refreshments care of Starbucks when doors open at 6:30 and for the program that takes place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. 

Optional donations serve as an honorarium to the speaker, but there is no admittance fee. RSVP at: http://sierracollege.ticketleap.com. Check out the website at www.sierracollege.edu/tt. The Tahoe-Truckee Campus is located at 11001 College Trail, Truckee CA 96161. The lecture is free and we do not charge for parking from 4:00 PM on Friday to 11:00 PM on Sunday.

Sierra College Insights offers an opportunity for intellectual dialogue across a range of scholarly subjects and issues. Each month a different professor will present a fascinating look at his or her research-based discipline using a variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion, character enactment, slides, music, and other states of the art technology. The emphasis will be on interaction and engagement. The event is free and open to the community!


The faculty for Sierra College Insights are professors, professors emeritus, and highly experienced professionals whose subject expertise is academic in nature. Preference in faculty selection will be for those who live or have considerable experience in the Truckee/North Tahoe region. All faculty volunteer their time and expertise and are greatly appreciated. If you would like to be considered for a Sierra College Insights presentation, please contact DeansLectureSeries@sierracollege.edu.


Sponsored by: Insight

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