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The Dinner Party: Life After Loss with Carla Fernandez and Lennon Flowers

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 26, 2017 at 5:20 PM


Learn how this grassroots organization provides a supportive place for 20- 30-somethings to deal with grief.



Thursday November 30, 2017

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern


My guests Carla Fernandez and Lennon Flowers are the co-founders of The Dinner Party, a movement to create community and meaningful conversation around the isolating experience of grief for those in their 20's and 30's. Younger adults often feel out of place in traditional grief support groups and Carla and Lennon will share how their own personal losses led them to start The Dinner Party, which has now grown across the U.S. and beyond.


In this interview you will learn:


  • The inspiration behind The Dinner Party
  • Why The Dinner Party reaches out to millennials
  • How participants benefit from attending
  • How to become a host for a Dinner Party
  • How Carla and Lennon are working to create supportive workplaces for the bereaved
  • What resources are available on The Dinner Party website for grief in the workplace and grief at holiday times





Carla Fernandez, co-founder of The Dinner Party, is the Community Lead of enso, a creative agency working with brands like Google, Khan Academy, and Omidyar Network on branding and community activation campaigns.

Lennon Flowers, co-founer and Executive Director of The Dinner Party, has served as the Community Director of Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, and has written for CNN, Forbes, Open Democracy, EdWeek, YES! Magazine, and GOOD, among others. She is an Ashoka Fellow and an Aspen Ideas Scholar, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Categories: Grief and Bereavement, Community Outreach