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Death Café (Free)
Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
With a thriving presence in Europe, The Death Café movement is spreading through the US. What is this, you ask? It’s pretty simple… At a Death Café, people of all stripes gather to drink coffee and tea, eat snacks and cake, and share thoughts and feelings about death. There is no set agenda, and the discussion might range from the philosophical (death rituals around the world, what happens after we die?) to the practical (end-of-life care, funeral preferences, etc.) and the personal (stories of our own encounters with death).
It’s often said that we’re all in this together and no one get out alive! Death Café provides a safe and social space, where what’s often discussed in hushed tones – if at all – comes out into the light. For more info, visit the Death Cafe website or see this recent NPR piece.
A few things to note: Death Café is NOT a support group, therapy session, debate opportunity, action group, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Often, those in the death services professions (hospice workers, funeral directors, etc.) are naturally drawn to these events, and are most welcome. However, everyone leaves their professional identity at the door, and participates as an individual with their own expiration date.