Christine Damen, center, co-hosts a Death Cafe event at 7 Squid Row in on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in Santa Cruz, Calif. More than 20 participants took part
Christine Damen, center, co-hosts a Death Cafe event at 7 Squid Row in on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in Santa Cruz, Calif. More than 20 participants took part in a conversation about death and grief at the event. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)