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Death Cafe

Death holding coffee cup

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. After the discussion hosted by Death Cafe organizer Lizzy Miles, participants will be invited to an optional tour of the current exhibitions on view.

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 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

Image: courtesy Grampa Caligula

Death Cafe is part of the Wexner Center’s Art & Resilience programming.

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Death Cafe