Death Cafe Press Clippings
Posted by Jools Barsky on Aug. 30, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Talking about death is a tricky topic for many of us reserved Brits. But Death Cafe is on a mission to break this stigma. Far from being creepy and morbid...
Posted by Jools Barsky on July 13, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
A pop-up death cafe has been held in Adelaide to spark conversations and help people overcome their fear of dying.
Conversations about life and death might not be common over coffee and cake, but almost 30 people gathered at church in Walkerville, in Adelaide's north-east, to chat about wakes, wills and last wishes...
Cambridge university hospitals NHS trust hosted a Death Cafe by the DeathCafeCambridge movement.
It was brought about by Dying Matters week in the UK in May and whilst the momentum of Death Cafe is picking up speed, the host felt the need to bring these conversations to the staff in the acute teaching hospital in Cambridge, UK.
It was a first for the hospital and plans are in place to make Death Cafe CUH a regular event to give staff a safe place to talk about issues around death and dying. I am pleased that it was welcomed and reviewed so positively. Patients and visitors were also welcome to attend.
On April 30, 2019, CBC Radio 1's Adrienne Pan, host of Radio Active, explored the Death Cafe and death positive movement in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The article in the newspaper and online was the same - but with a different headline.
Thank-you to Adrienne Pan, host of Radio Active for engaging in a conversation about Edmonton's new Death Cafe.
"Death Cafe is not a place, it's a global movement."
This segment of the program aired on CBC Radio April 30, 2019 at 3PM MST. It is ~7 minutes long.
Posted by Gina Vliet on April 29, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
"A group of Edmontonians meets every month to discuss death positiviyt, preparing fro death, and getting over the taboo of the "D words" - death, dying, deceased. Death Cafes are a growing, global movement, and the Edmonton chapter opened in November 2018."
We did in fact hold our first meeting on the Day of the Dead!
Much gratitude to Omar Mosleh for such a thoughtful article on death positivity and our new Death Cafe.
This article details how the Death Cafe came about but also about the goings on of the Ithaca Death Cafe. I wrote this article after finding out about the Death Cafe movement. It was a pleasure to write and gave me some insight into a great community.
Posted by Jools Barsky on Dec. 27, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Mancos has joined thousands of other cities around the world as it begins hosting a regular event known as a Death Cafe.
The event is hosted by the Mancos Public Library and facilitated by the library’s manager of development and adult programming, Shari Dunn.
They come because the philosophical notion of mortality intrigues them. Or because they are death doulas, end of life therapists, palliative care nurses, or someone else who works with the dying.
Maybe they’ve got a loved one who is sick. Perhaps they, themselves, suffer from a terminal disease. Maybe, as long as they can remember, they’ve been haunted by death’s terrifying void...
Posted by Jools Barsky on Dec. 27, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
One Sunday evening this September, I stepped into a northeast Minneapolis art gallery, signed my name next to a human skull, and poured myself a glass of red wine. Then I joined a group seated in a circle, and we started talking about taking our own lives...
Posted by Jools Barsky on Dec. 27, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
WE SAT IN a circle, clutching paper cups full of steaming coffee and tea. First, I said my name. "Hi, I'm Lexi." What came next wasn't an admission of addiction, but a statement about what I feared most about death. "I fear the unknown," I began, but paused. That didn't quite sum it up. My voice tight from nerves, I added, "Nothingness. Losing everything I've ever known. The whole thing, really."...
Death isn’t a topic oft-discussed, but it is an end we all face and for many, it is a conversation worth having....