To discuss Societal Topic, highland students host Death Café

To discuss Societal Topic, highland students host Death Café

Students in the sociology class Death and Dying are hosting a Death Café to talk and discuss societal topic. The hosting will be at  1 p.m. Dec. 4, in Building M, room 217 at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The aim of hosting such an event will be to help people make the most of their lives by discussing death. This is not a singular event as it is part of an international movement involving 56 countries and 6,000 events.

People can discuss everyday topics as they enjoy their coffee, tea, and eating cake. Julie Hartman-Link, Sociology instructor said, “When people hear I teach a course on death and dying they assume it’s a really depressing course, and some of the topics we cover are certainly very sad, but talking about death is actually a really great way to better understand and appreciate life.”

Hartman added of what the people can expect from this event, “As far as what people can expect at the event, we have had some wonderful and insightful conversations about our society’s relationship to death all semester in our class, and this Café is an opportunity for others in our community to engage in that conversation with us.”

Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid developed the Death Café model based on the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz. Crettaz had organized “café mortals” Inspired by Bernard’s work. Understood quickly adopted the model and created his own project and in this way, Death Café came into being.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Sara Huser launches GoFundMe campaign to free students from ICE detention
Sara Huser, a member of the Illinois Education Association, has initiated a GoFundMe page to
Freeport High School will host “Your Future, Your Choice” career fair
A career fair, “Your Future, Your Choice”, is going to be held at Freeport Community
National Apprenticeship Week Event held at JJC’s Main Campus on Nov 14
The Main Campus of the Junior Joliet College hosted a National Apprenticeship Week Event on
Good news comes for perspective students from University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield announced that it would waive the application fees for all
Enrollment in Illinois community colleges decline this year but associate degree enrollments rise
The enrollments in the Illinois community colleges have been declining for the last nine years.
To help combat hunger, UIS students collect 15,779 pounds of food on Halloween night
The University of Illinois Springfield students has collected about 15,779 pounds of food on Halloween
Scores dropping in Math and Reading for U.S. Students
Since 2017, the math and reading scores for fourth-and-right graders in the United States have
JJC and Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association host MFG Day
It was the sixth consecutive year when Junior Joliet College partnered with the Three Rivers
Medical Assisting Program to be launched in spring 2020 by JJC
The enrollment for the new medical assisting program offered by Joliet Junior College will start
Students and member of College of DuPage Faculty Association rally before final mediation meeting
Hundreds of the students, community members, and the members of the College of DuPage Faculty