December 2021 Events

Below are events happening in December 2021.

GWU Hospital Annual Trauma Survivors Day

Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am, live stream on Zoom

Join the George Washington University Hospital for this virtual event as they welcome back and recognize several of recent trauma survivors, including people who have survived traffic violence. The in-person event will be limited to hospital staff and EMS providers, while a live stream and recording will be available. Read about the Trauma Survivors Day in 2019 and 2018.

Click here to watch the live stream on Zoom.

The Compassionate Friends Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Service

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Service unites family and friends around the globe by lighting candles for one hour to honor the memory of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren gone too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00pm local time, hundreds of thousands will commemorate and honor the lives of all loved ones gone too soon.

Learn more and register on The Compassionate Friends’ website.

DC-FSS Monthly Steering Committee Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom

All are welcome to attend the monthly DC-FSS steering committee meeting. Likely topics of conversation include recapping World Day of Remembrance 2021 and setting our agenda and work plan for 2022.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] for the Zoom link.

FSS Cross-Country Support Community Meeting: Healing Sound Bath

Tuesday, December 14 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm via Zoom

Have you lost a loved one or been injured in a traffic crash? Or care for someone who was? Let’s join together as the winter chill sets in and the holiday bells start ringing. Relish in this unique opportunity to be immersed in beautiful sounds – and learn how sound can be an important relaxation and healing technique for our minds, bodies and souls. Even though we’ll be “virtual,” we’ll also have ample time for meeting new members, connecting and sharing support, especially before the holiday season.

MUST RSVP for log-in details:

GWU Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Thursday, December 16 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm via Zoom

This virtual meeting hosted by the George Washington University Hospital is open to all trauma survivors, family members and loved ones. It is a space where people can connect with other people who have experienced similar circumstances.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] for the Zoom link.