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Would It Kill You to Talk for an Hour About DEATH?

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Would It Kill You to Talk for an Hour About DEATH?

Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross

Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College

525 West 120th St., 2nd Floor Conversation Area

(bet. Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. North side of 120th Street.) (#1 train to 116th St.)

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 4:00 sharp – 5:15 pm

Please bring a photo ID required for entry to the building.RSVP to [masked]

(Attendance at these Conversations is always significantly larger than the number of RSVPs registered here, because participants are drawn from additional sources.)

There will be a display of relevant books.

Light refreshments will be available. Coffee and other beverages available downstairs as you enter the building.

We are learning to talk about death more freely, frankly -- and life-affirmingly!

Come join the movement to demystify this taboo subject. It can be a significant step in learning how to live.

Throughout the country, Americans are attending Death Cafes, Death Dinners, and Death Salons (featured on the front page of The New York Times). A Showtime documentary series, Time of Death, focuses on “real people face to face with their own mortality.” A new book, The Death Class: A True Story About Life, reports that there’s a 3-year waiting list to enroll in this offering at Kean University.

Join us to talk about this traditionally taboo topic, in healthy terms.

Among the topics we’ll discuss:

** Does your awareness of your mortality affect the way you live your life? Should it? How?

** What is one of your favorite novels, movies, TV shows, plays, musical works, or other art that deals with Death?

** Do you feel that you’ve thought enough about mortality, to sort out your ideas and feelings in ways that are satisfying to you?

** What happens after death? Do you feel that you are still somehow in contact with some people you have lost?

** Do you have any strong convictions about what you would like to happen at the end of your life? Should we have The Pill?