Memoleaves is proud to announce our special guests for the Dying to Know Day, Leave to Grieve Petition Launch at Longergan and Raven Funerals on 11th of August 2018, 3-5 pm.
Aisha Jakszewicz (pronounced Yak-shave-itch) has worked in the community sector since the year 2000. She has recently worked for 5 years in the area of perinatal grief support for parents whose babies have died through miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support. She currently works for The Salvation Army doing group work with young people on the topic of family violence and gender inequality awareness. Her background is in community development, communications and social work.
Justine Sless is an award winning writer, comedian and creative director of Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival. Justine has also worked in community development for a very long time, suffice to say what Justine doesn’t know about community capacity building isn’t worth knowing.
Prana Mob Choir directed by composer Sue Johnson
In the true definition of ‘prana’ this group of women are a ‘life giving force’…. from the gentlest lullaby to the revolutionary roar – their songs resonate through the voices of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters. Their performance includes original compositions by Sue exploring the paradox of life/death and a 1930s ‘gospel take’ on the subject with a Golden Gate Quartet arrangement of ‘Hush’.
Photo Credit: Breeana Dunbar Photography and Victorian Women’s Trust