Monday, 22 April 2013

Death Cafe in Jacksonville, Florida with Woody Winfree and Barbara King-Hall


Live Like You’re Dying…. because You Are

Atlantic Beach, FL – The first Jacksonville Death Café will be held at the Unity Church in historic Riverside on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm. This monthly Death Café is part of a global movement dedicated to bringing people together in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to discuss issues around life and death. It is designed to help people make the most of their finite lives.

Jacksonville Death Café
Unity Church
634 Lomax Street
Jacksonville, FL 32240

Monday, May 20th
4:00 – 5:30 PM
(Jax Death Café will be held monthly on the 3rd Monday.)

Harmful and unnecessary taboos around death in our culture have separated us from meaningful dying, not to mention fully living. The Jacksonville café is intended to be an open, respectful and confidential space free from discrimination where people can share and explore ideas that will challenge and improve fears we hold around death. The Jacksonville Death Café will offer refreshments along with guided, yet free-flowing conversation and activities at the monthly meetings.

Death Cafes are free of charge, and cash donations are encouraged to cover the cost of refreshments, support materials and our rental donation to Unity Church.

The idea of running Death Cafes came out of the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz. Londoner Jon Underwood read about Crettaz’s work in late 2010 and immediately led his first café. Today, he supports the global,  non-profit Death Cafes as part of a larger outreach initiative called “Impermanence” -- a set of projects including consumer funeral support and other activities.

Woody and Barbara
Jacksonville Death Café is hosted by Woody Winfree and Barbara King-Hall. Woody Winfree is a Life-cycle Celebrant® specializing in weddings, end-of-life celebrations and earth-honoring ceremonies. Barbara King-Hall is a retired restaurateur and former medical professional in both private and public medical care facilities.

For more information email: jaxdeathcafe @

For press use only:  904-710-9688 or 904-372-7943.

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