Death Cafes

By: Niki Stojnic | Posted May 05, 2014

It’s a topic that brings anxiety and trepidation for many: Death. But Bastyr University is tackling it head on, inviting the community to discuss everything morbid at its Death Cafes, where attendees "drink tea, eat cake and talk about death," according to Bastyr, in two-hour evening sessions that began in April and continue through fall. Bastyr is joining a movement that began in the U.K. and has since spread around the world and nationwide, run by volunteers and intended to take a lighthearted approach in order to get people comfortable talking about a difficult subject. The group's Facebook page continues the conversation online.