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Face2Face | Let's Talk about won't kill you (video)

Recorded February 11, 2019

We are often fearful of, or even repelled by, conversations about death or being in the presence of death—a reality that we and our culture tend to outsource to professionals whose job it is to cleanse and package death in sanitized ways. At the same time, our culture seems to be drawn to ghoulish obsessions involving death.

How do we make sense of these fears and obsessions?

Join a conversation with a casket maker, spiritual care provider, Death Café participant, and expert in film culture. This conversation will open insights on how we talk about and confront a reality that each of us will encounter, and empower us to live with renewed depth.


  • Casket and Urn Maker – Rick Zerbe Cornelsen 
  • Spiritual Health Practitioner – Doug Koop
  • Death Café Participant – Angelika Jantz   
  • Assoc. Professor of English and Film Studies (Booth College) Michael Boyce

The conversation was moderated by David Balzer, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media.

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