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Death Cafe NOLA

Hosted by Tulane Narrative Medicine


Jan. 16, 2018

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone)



Upstairs gallery

3835 Tulane Ave

New Orleans, LA 70119


United States

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About this Death Cafe

Death Cafe NOLA is an opportunity for the community of New Orleans to come together and discuss the topic of death over some cake and drinks. We've had two successful and enlightening Death Cafes to date at the fantastic venue of Treo's upstairs gallery. In the past, people from all walks of life have presented their views on death, their questions, and their support for one another. As the general model, these meetings do not have an agenda and the discussion is solely dependent on the ideas that people bring. We find that our city itself holds unique perspectives on death that always lead to interesting conversations. 

While the facilitators are medically inclined, all members of the community are welcome to this Death Cafe! Also while we are psychiatrically inclined, we do not hold any answers and do not view this as therapy in the traditional sense. A lot of people do find that it is therapeutic just to participate in these discussions. 

No, we are not a suicide pact. 

About Tulane Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine at Tulane was started by Dr. Rachel Hammer, a psychiatry and internal medicine resident, and co-facilitated by Dr. Nithya Ravindran, a psychiatry resident. Both of us identified as creative, literary people before we identified as doctors. Narrative medicine gives us an opportunity to exercise that identity at monthly meetings where we get together to read and discuss a piece of short literary work. As an off-shoot of these meetings, the facilitators wanted to invite the community on a conversation about death and mortality. This is partially due to our own need to discuss death due to the type of work we do but also because we think an ongoing conversation about death is vital for the community. 

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