Death Talk Mission

Inspiration. Information. Connection.

From 2016-2019 the Death Talk Project organized workshops, rituals, Death Cafes, a monthly movie night, and other events. Our invitation was: 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 was 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 relied on support from program participants and generous donors 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 was made to provide access at all income levels, with the support of those able to contribute more.

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