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Materializing the Virtual: Engaging in Online and In-Person COVID-19 March to Remember Memorial Events

Mobilization around COVID justice and remembrance takes different forms and is propelled by a range of organizations, activists, and mourners. A prime example was the multi-sited COVID March to Remember event, organized by COVID Survivors for Change, Yellow Heart Memorial, and Faces of COVID Victims. The march and associated events took place over three days,… Read more “Materializing the Virtual: Engaging in Online and In-Person COVID-19 March to Remember Memorial Events”

Signs of Insistence and Resistance: Clashing Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the early months of 2022, the United States was once again in the middle of a surge with the omicron variant sweeping through communities across the country. The Rituals in the Making team had the opportunity to observe first hand the clashing experiences and interpretations of the pandemic at that point in time through… Read more “Signs of Insistence and Resistance: Clashing Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

When One Cannot Sit Shiva

When we spoke to Emma, a 27 year-old social work student in Manhattan, she was still feeling overwhelmed by the deaths of her two grandfathers, Bob and Marty. She was also overwhelmed by the rules Jewish funerals necessitated.


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