Death Cafe Atlanta #35
Following in the wake of London's Jon Underwood (who drew upon Bernard Crettaz's "café Mortals"), Death Café arrived in America via Lizzy Miles in 2012. Death Café is now an international movement. It is designed to provide a safe and comfortable setting for people to talk about death while drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. The only objective of a Death Café is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product, or course of action. Instead, a Death Café provides an open, respectful, and confidential space free of discrimination where people can express and explore their understanding of death safely. As Andy Webster, a hospice chaplain, once said, "Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender, and race. We spend immeasurable amount of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I've ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh, and live more fully." Death Café Atlanta is a "social franchise" of Death Café (www.deathcafe.com) as pioneered by Jon Underwood.
Oakland Historical Cemetery (View)
248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312