Sat, Sep 16|
A casual gathering of friends and strangers. Enjoy cake, tea and a discussion on death.
Time & Location
Sep 16, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Winston-Salem, 3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, USA
About the event
Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection.Listening to a conversation or a story, we don't so much respond as join in, become part of the action.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
At a Death Café , 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'. Join us for this group directed discussion with no agenda, objectives or themes.
Death Cafés were the brainchild of Jon Underwood, who hosted the first gathering in his London home in September 2011. Together with his mother, Sue Barsky Reid, Underwood developed the Death Café model and produced a guide for people to run their own meet ups. Death Cafés have been hosted all over the world and are powerful discussion groups. No grief support nor counselling is available at the event.
This gathering is hopefully the first of many to come in the Winston-Salem area, sponsored by "Sacred Journey", a Natural Death Care Community founded by Analise Bahneman, Beth Bean, Deborah Parker, Heather Schenck and Sarah Putnam.
See YouTube Video "Why I Talk About Death" from Portland organiser Kate Brassington here: https://youtu.be/iVMBCZjk4c0