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Death:OK Ancestor Altar: An Interactive Memorial presented by Stella Maris

Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) was a 10-hour day of inspiration, information, and connection held in Portland, Oregon on October 17, 2015, attended by 500 people.

Keynoter Stephen Jenkinson described our event as “a love letter to the place we live”. That it was – a missive based on the belief that we can do better when it comes to how we die, how we grieve, and how we remember. Our Final Report to the Community serves as a P.S., a love letter to anyone interested in organizing something similar in their own community.

If you’d like to hear more about what it took to put together this amazing event, End-of-Life University founder Dr. Karen Wyatt interviewed organizer Holly Pruett. Listen to the 60 minute interview.

The Death Talk Project is an outgrowth of Death:OK which itself emerged from strong local interest in PDX Death Cafe. Subscribe to our occasional  Death Talk Project emails to keep abreast of new conversational questions.