Death Cafe returns to Treo Jan. 16

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PIETER CORNELISSEN / CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0
  • PIETER CORNELISSEN / CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0

Death Cafe, the conversation series for the morbidly minded (or anyone who has contemplated her own mortality while receiving a false-alarm ballistic missile alert), returns to Treo Jan 16.

The event is a community chat about the facts of death that aims to normalize similar conversations. At the open-format discussion, participants are welcome to share their thoughts on death and pose any questions they might have to the group. To take the edge off potentially-distressing subject matter, cake is served.

The event is hosted by Tulane Narrative Medicine and hosted by psychiatry residents Rachel Hammer and Nithya Ravindran. Though the facilitators are medical professionals, they say the event does not necessarily have a health care focus, and people may discuss their thoughts on death in whatever context it appears in their lives.

The founder of the Death Cafe movement, Jon Underwood, died suddenly last summer.

Death Cafe begins upstairs at Treo at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It's free to attend.


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