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Death Positive DC: Death Cafe at Rhizome in DC - CANCELED

Hosted by Sarah, Founder & Director of Death Positive DC


March 16, 2020

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (eastern )

End time:

8:30 p.m. (eastern )


Rhizome DC

6950 Maple St., NW

Washington, DC


United States


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About this Death Cafe

Friends, I have to cancel the death cafe on Monday, March 16th (also, the venue will be closing). The health and wellbeing of our community is a priority right now. I know many of my death anxieties and fears have been activated. Perhaps you are feeling the same. On Monday night, I will try to do something online in the Facebook group so we can continue to have conversations about death. I'm not sure what it will be, but check the FB group for updates. Let's look for safe ways to continue to connect with each other. We can gather online with our death cafe and death positive community, which is always so supportive, caring, and affirming. This is a difficult time for many people. Be good to yourselves and to others. Take care and be well, Sarah p.s.: Keep washing your hands.



At a Death Cafe, we drink tea and coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help ourselves make the most of our (finite) lives. What's on your mind about death and dying?


In this group discussion, we will cover whatever topics or questions you bring to the group. Tea and desserts will be provided.


RSVP required. Email to reserve a seat. Space is limited and I often have a waiting list at Rhizome. 


***This is a discussion group. It is not a grief support or counseling session.***


Rhizome is a quick walk from the Takoma Park Metro on the Red Line. There is plenty of street parking (which should be free at that time of day) and there is a small parking lot behind Rhizome. 


Death cafes are free. Rhizome is a non-profit community space, and donations to Rhizome are strongly encouraged. When you RSVP I will let you how you can make a donation.

About Sarah, Founder & Director of Death Positive DC

I am the Founder and Director of Death Positive DC. Death Positive DC was started in May of 2017 and is the first organized death positive group in the Washington, DC-area (covering DC, Northern VA, and parts of Maryland). My mission is to promote conversations about death and connect people around this topic through social media and in-person events.  


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I want to normalize death as a natural part of life and help people become more comfortable thinking and talking about death. By acknowledging and talking about death, we can live our lives more fully.   


I took INELDA's end of life doula workshop in September of 2016 and have also done training with Amy Wright Glenn of the Birth, Breath, and Death Institute. I've been hosting death cafes since November of 2016. Email me at if you have any questions or want to connect.

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