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Death Cafe

A worldwide, volunteer-based phenomenon, Death Cafe encourages people to share food, drink, and small-group conversation about death and dying in a comfortable setting free of agenda or ideology. Hosted by Death Cafe organizer Lizzy Miles, this event coincides with an exhibition of work by artist Barbara Hammer, who was an articulate and fierce advocate for end-of-life issues. Participants will be invited to view the exhibition, Barbara Hammer: In This Body, as part of the event.

Please note: this is an open discussion group for guests over 18 years of age and not an educational program or grief support group. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

 

More about Lizzy Miles

Lizzy Miles (MA, MSW, LSW) is a thanatologist, hospice social worker, and contributing writer for Pallimed.org. Seven years ago, Miles hosted the first Death Cafe event in the United States in Westerville, Ohio, and has since mentored other volunteer hosts around the world. Her end-of-life work and community advocacy has been covered extensively in the media. For more about the Death Cafe movement, visit deathcafe.com.

Death holding coffee

Image courtesy Grampa Caligula

Cemetery

Salem Cemetery, image courtesy Lizzy Miles

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Death Cafe