Talking about Dying

What do we think about when we think of dying? When we think about our own dying, what do we want most? This Conversation Project program provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members. Facilitators of Talking about Dying programs are trained professionals working in the fields of chaplaincy, counseling, gerontology, facilitation, and hospice care around Oregon.

Thanks to the generous support of WRG Foundation Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Humanities will offer Talking about Dying to communities throughout the state at no cost to hosts who submit their application by December 31, 2017. 

For each conversation, Oregon Humanities will provide:

  • Facilitator honoraria, mileage, and meals
  • Lodging, if facilitators must travel more than a hundred miles one way
  • Publicity support materials
  • Reading and resource materials

For each conversation, host partners will cover/provide:

  • Space/venue for the program
  • Publicity support
  • Onsite support (e.g., arranging chairs)

Apply to host a Talking about Dying conversation using the online Conversation Project host application


Mikaela Schey, Program Coordinator | Oregon Humanities

Program Themes

Aging , Community , Death and dying , Faith and Ritual , The Human Condition

Equipment Needs

microphone , speakers