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What is Death Cafe?


Death Café provides students, faculty, staff and community members a judgement-free atmosphere to discuss death and a variety of topics related to this difficult subject. This unique discourse allows attendees to broaden their understanding of death and end-of-life issues, directly supporting a variety of programs and courses at KCKCC.


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Death Café is an international movement that began, September 2011 in the United Kingdom and has spread to a worldwide audience, it is not a grief support group, but a group directed discussion about what many consider life’s last unknown, death. Students, employees, and community members are invited to attend to talk about death. Please stop by, drink some coffee or tea, eat some cake, and talk about death. Classes welcome.

For more information, please contact Library Specialist Dottie Hill at 913-288-7659 or go to

Upcoming Events

Death Cafe is ready to return to the Learning Commons at KCKCC! While we are changing the time of the event the format will remain the same. We are excited to kick things off on September 2nd at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Be sure to drop in with some coffee, tea, and cake while we resume our discussions about life's last great unknown....DEATH!

Information about our events will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page! 

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    September 2, 2020          February 3, 2021

 October 7, 2020               March 3, 2021

November 4, 2020           April 7, 2021


* Events will be held via Zoom until further notice.

Please CLICK HERE or use Zoom meeting ID 669 907 6095 to join the event.

Past Events

Inaugural Death Cafe Cake

KCKCC Library Services hosts the inaugural Death Cafe on 9/13/18.

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September 13, 2018

guests attending event

October 11, 2018

Death Cafe Cake

October 11, 2018

hosts of Death Cafe

Library Services Staff, Teri Bennett and Dottie Hill host KCKCC's 2nd Death Cafe on October, 11, 2018.

Death Cafe in session

October 11, 2018

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KCKCC's Library Services successfully hosted the 3rd Death Cafe on November 8, 2018.

Attendees of the 3rd Death Cafe

KCKCC's Library Services successfully hosted the 3rd Death Cafe on November 8, 2018.

guests at Death Cafe

KCKCC's Library Services successfully hosted the 3rd Death Cafe on November 8, 2018.

Death Cafe cake

Celebrating spring and the final Death Cafe of the Spring 2019 semester on April 11, 2019.


First Death Cafe of the 2019-2020 academic year, held on September 5, 2019.

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Students discussing marketing in the death care industry, September 4, 2019.

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September 4, 2019 Death Cafe