Service Leader Janet de Vries with special guest speaker Susan Burk, Community Liaison for Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. “I talked about Death at the Death Café, and it didn’t kill me.”-Anonymous
Drink coffee, eat cake, and talk about Death.
It’s an empowering conversation around death and dying, aimed at increasing awareness of and de-mystifying death to help people make the most of their adult lives. “It’s a space where you talk about death to become more engaged with life, “says Susan Burk, Community Liaison at CWHT.
“Our society is much more removed from death than in the past,” says Burk. “The Death Café allows people to express their fears, hopes, and curiosity about death. You can also come and just listen. It’s not grief counseling, it’s an open and authentic discussion about death, and the conversations can go in some very interesting directions.”
“I believe that the culture of silence surrounding death should be broken through discussion, gathering, art, innovation, and scholarship.” -The Order of The Good Death