If you missed a previous chance to attend a Death Café in Buffalo, there’s another opportunity coming up on Sunday, September 23.
The first time around, the Death Café experience was so well received that it looks as if we’re going to see a few more coming down the line.
Incredibly, Death Cafés have popped up all over the world – currently they are hosted in over 56 countries. Most people who attend Death Cafés don’t do so because they are looking for a morbid occurrence. Quite the opposite. They attend the gatherings to discuss the nature of death – a subject that is mostly taboo in the US. Other countries, such as Mexico, celebrate death. While Death Café is not a celebration, it does allow attendees to come to grips, embrace, discuss, and share their feelings and emotions pertaining to death. In this way, the subject of death no longer feels terrifying, sad, painful, or awkward. Instead, it becomes out-of-the-ordinary conversational subject matter that can help people to pry open doors that were previously bolted shut.
If you plan on attending the upcoming Death Café, be sure to bring a snack or dish to share. These events revolve around discussions of death, but they also revolve around eating cake, drinking tea, and being sociable. Tea will be provided. Attendees are on the hook for everything else.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Free, but there is a suggested donation to help cover costs of space rental
Sewing Souls Studios | 356 South Elmwood Ave (near corner or Trinity & Elmwood). Enter through the front door and turn left down the hallway until you reach the community space