What is a Death Cafe? Don’t worry it’s not the new restaurant down the street, although there is coffee and sometimes cake or a muffin. A death cafe is a group discussion on the taboo topic of death. There’s no objective or theme, the main goal is to get people talking about end of life. It’s our hope you will join us for interesting conversation in a safe place.
Since the dawn of time there has been life and there has been death. However, over the centuries that have passed death has been pushed further and further into the dark corner of the taboo. Sometimes taking on roles within the superstitious or macabre, when in reality it is a part of everyday life.
Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. The model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz. Lizzy Miles was the first to bring Death Cafe to the U.S.
Their objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
Grab a coffee or a muffin and join us for a death-filled conversation at Harborside Common Grounds (5159 6th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140) every other Tuesday from 8am to 9am.