MCDM Student Melissa Besseda states, "The Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death project not only changes the way that each individual participant thinks about and approaches death but also how each participant can pay it forward, inspiring friends, family and even acquaintances to rethink how they approach their life."
The Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death project is partnering with several extraordinary organizations and advisors to carefully craft a powerful engagement platform. Founding partners include Engage with Grace, Eliza Corp., CIVILIZATION, and Remedy Systems, as well as many influential advisors, including: Dr. Anthony Back, Jonathan Bush, Shirley Bergin, Yael Cohen, Gabriel Reece, Laird Hamilton, Alexandra Drane, Dave Lingwood, Jon Ellenthal, Marcus Osbourne, Dr. Lewis Lipsitz, Dr. Susan Mitchell, Matthew Holt, Jeff Weiss, Lesley Hazleton, Bess Lovejoy, Greg Lundgren, Leigh Calabrese-Eck, Kirsten Murray, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, Matt Wiggins, and recent Eisenhower Medallion recipient Deogratias Niyizonkiza.
About Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death Project The Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death project – a division of the non-profit organization Engage With Grace – brings the important subject of end of life into the foreground and gives people the opportunity to talk about it. The Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death project stemmed from a Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) course at The University of Washington. The course and resulting long-term project is intended to not only create communal dialogues around death, healthcare and human life, but to bolster a universal discourse, ushering in a revolution of life itself. The syllabus for the course is available at www.learni.st. For more information about Let's Have Dinner and Talk project, visit deathoverdinner.org.