Death Talk Mission

Inspiration. Information. Connection.

The Death Talk Project organizes workshops, rituals, Death Cafes, a monthly movie night, and other events. Join us for useful, honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead.

  • The Death Talk Project aims to explore how we talk about and relate to death and dying.
  • The Death Talk Project works to reconnect families and communities to practices that support caring for, mourning, and remembering our dead.
  • The Death Talk Project is willing to be troubled by these times in which we live, and prioritizes big questions over easy answers.
  • The Death Talk Project aspires to build community capacity to show up more skillfully for what life and death asks of us.

Produced by Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett with the support of White Eagle Memorial Preserve and other collaborators, the Death Talk Project is an outgrowth of PDX Death Cafe and Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It), a 500-person daylong event held in Portland, Oregon in 2015.

The Death Talk Project relies on support from program participants to fund the time and technology needed to maintain this on-line space and organize in-person opportunities for inspiration, information, and connection. Every effort will be made to provide access at all income levels, with the support of those able to contribute more. We’re happy to publicize events offered by others in the community in exchange for reciprocal promotion of the Death Talk Project.

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