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Death Cafe

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Where: 2nd floor of the NATURE Lab building, 3319 6th Avenue.

Join us for for a Death Cafe, an evening of discussions about death and how to make the most of life under the context that there is an end. The discussions will take place as a group and in breakout discussions at People’s Health Sanctuary in NATURE Lab.

a cup of tea next to a strand of flowers on a page of a book. taken from above on a dark surfance

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Death Cafes are always offered:
– On a not-for-profit basis
– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake! 

For more info on Death Café, check out:
Credit to Jon Underwood with founding Death Café based on the work of Bernard Crettaz.

This event is co-sponsored by People’s Health Sanctuary at NATURE Lab and organized by Veronica Maroulis.

Veronica Maroulis is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s in Business Analytics. After being introduced to the work of The Order of the Good Death and content by Caitlin Doughty via YouTube, she has been fascinated by death and the macabre. Veronica is an advocate for alternative death care and death justice and wants to encourage thoughtful conversations about death to destigmatize the taboo topic. Death is an inevitability of life and Veronica wants to give people the resources so that they receive the death care they want and deserve.

3319 6th Ave
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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