Would It Kill You to Talk for an Hour About DEATH? – Feb 27

 
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.
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?
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