Windy City Death Café
At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death.
Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”
A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
Guests have described their Death Café experiences as informative, engaging, reflective, comfortable, and fun!
Death Cafes are always offered:
- On a not-for-profit basis
- In an accessible, respectful, and confidential space
- With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product, or course of action
- Alongside tea & treats!
Death Café is a social franchise. The Death Café model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz.