Many of us look forward to the holiday season as a time for joy, togetherness, and hope for new beginnings. This year, however, it may be harder to summon a festive spirit, as we are all living with some of the symptoms of loss—mourning the canceled celebrations with friends and family, and looking back on a pandemic year marked by extraordinary economic, social, and political stress. Now more than ever we can learn from the many artists and authors who have chronicled their own experiences of loss, and of the insights and wisdom that sustained them through trying times. In lieu of our traditional holiday party, the Bok Center is pleased to invite you to join Kathleen Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics, for a discussion of the remarkable lessons about hope and resilience that she and her students have derived from her popular General Education course on Loss, as she prepares to teach it again in Spring 2021. We think there is no better way to end this strange and challenging year than to come together as a community and remind ourselves once again of the restorative power of teaching and learning.