Event Time and Date

Thursday, March 23 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Death Cafés are salon-style conversations about death, conversations often muted in secular, western/ized cultures. These loosely structured conversations are typically guided by questions aimed to animate personal, collective, cultural, political, and/or spiritual exchanges about death.

In this Death Café, we will explore how death is taken up in our interdisciplinary and interprofessional training and practice with a specific aim to surface and engage taken-for-granted rules, ethics, aesthetics and containments of our social and cultural histories of death, grief and mourning.  We will invite participants to think through how death forms points of connection and departure among movements like Not Dead Yet, Black Lives Matter and Walking with our Sisters. We may explore how life and death maybe imagined in future interdisciplinary and interprofessional practice, advocacy and action.

Tea, cookies and cake will be served.

Hosted by:

  • Dr. Eliza Chandler, Assistant Professor School of Disability Studies
  • Dr. Esther Ignagni, Associate Professor School of Disability Studies
  • Kimberlee Collins, Research Associate School of Disability Studies

RSVP at: ryerson.ca/ipe


Event Categories:

Career Development, Faculty of Community Services