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At Oakland’s Death Café, gathering to gaze into the abyss

on March 21, 2016

Death is an uncomfortable topic for millions of people. However, there is a regular meeting every month in Oakland at the Chapel of the Chimes to make the topic easier for people to discuss: the death café. Death cafés are a growing worldwide phenomenon that allows people to talk about many aspects of death in an attempt to demystify and de-stigmatize the issue. Bill Palmer, the main point person for the Oakland death café, said that for participants, “This is a place where they can get off their chests whatever has been sitting there.”

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