In December 2021, #RadDeathReads discussed the role of the Cemetery Supervisor through the lens of decolonization . This #RadDeathReads was curated by Kami Fletcher and Sarah Chavez.
This December Rad Death Reads has a particular hands-on component. Through expert guest speakers and film, we will discuss the role of the Cemetery Supervisor through the lens of decolonization. We will ask what the role of the Cemetery Supervisor, staff, and Board is to diverse communities and creating inclusive spaces.Hearing from first-hand accounts, we will learn how many struggle to decolonize white-centric spaces and spaces that have, by default, isolated the poor, indigent and those outside of the Judeo-Christian faith.
WEEK 1 (Dec. 4 & 5):
Cemetery Abuse, the Problem
WEEK 2 (Dec. 11 & 12):
Cemetery Board Members and Solutions
WEEK 3 (Dec. 17 & 18):
One Modern Cemetery’s Quest to Decolonize
WEEK 4 (Dec. 25 & 26):
Facing East: Malpractice, Over Burial and Resale