Welcome to our calendar of events for winter and spring 2018-2019, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!


Into the Night – Portraits of Life and Death, a documentary featuring Caitlin, is available to watch on Hulu.

End Well Symposium will be focusing on the end of life experience. Caitlin will be presenting alongside other notable activists in San Francisco on December 6th. You can register to view a livestream of the event o the End Well website.

From Here to Eternity a New York Open Center Webinar on April 10th.



 Undertaking LA  morticians Caitlin Doughty and Amber Carvaly host death care workshops in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please sign up for the Undertaking LA mailing list by following the instructions outlined here. You can read a bit more about the workshops in Taking Care Of The Dead At Home, And Other Matters Of Mortality on LAist.



Death Salon is the event series of The Order. To be notified of future events, please sign up for our mailing list.



Sarah  Fornace’s Manual Cinema will be premiering their adaptation of the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. In Chicago, In December and January. Throughout march and April they will be touring Europe and the U.S. with two death themed shows, Ada/Ava, and Mementos Mori. Full details available on their calendar.

Joanna Ebenstein and her Morbid Anatomy Library are hosting Bridging Two Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead exhibit in Brooklyn, NY, until December 2nd.

Dr. John Troyer Join Dr. Troyer for The BIG Death Talk. Attendees are encouraged to bring all their questions   about the realities of dying, the complexities of grieving, and how these things can affect you, your family and friends. In Bath, U.K., on December 4th. Also, on March 2nd, Dr Troyer will be speaking at Alive in Conversation:  “Goodnight Friend” in Bristol, U.K.

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris will be discussing her highly acclaimed book, The Butchering Art, at Histfest in London, December 7th-9th.

Amber Carvaly and Sarah Chavez will be speaking on a panel at the LA premiere of the movie, To Dust on February 17th. Teens can also join Amber and Sarah for a Career Conversation on March 23, in Los Angeles. You can join Sarah at the Victorian Fair of the Far West where she will be curating a pop-up exhibit and doing talks throughout the weekend in El Campo Santo Cemetery. April 28-29, Los Angeles.

Megan Rosenbloom will be speaking about Books Bound in Human Skin and the Birth of Clinical Medicine, at UC Riverside on March 18th, in Riverside. Megan’s talk all take place in the UCR SOM Education Building, Room G650.



How We Remember and How We Survive, is Self Help Graphics 45th annual Dia de Muertos exhibit. In Los Angeles, through December 21st.

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife What did ancient Greeks believe would happen to them after they died? Find out at The Getty Villa in LA, CA, through March 2019.

AF3IRM’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence includes an art exhibit, workshops, and lectures throughout the U.S. in early December. Check their website for dates and locations.

Burial Service for Los Angeles’ Unclaimed Dead. The annual service honoring nearly 1,500 people whose remains went unclaimed three years after they died in LA County will take place on December 5th.

The Colibri Center will be hosting a vigil for those who have disappeared or died while crossing the U.S.-México border, on December 8th in Battery Park, NY.

Mout Auburn Cemetery’s Contemporary African-American Heritage Tour will take place on January 13th, in Boston.

The Life and Death of Nelson Algren will feature a performance in honor of the writer, Nelson Algren, followed by a seance in the neighborhood in which he spent his final years. On January 26th, in Chicago.

Mourning Jewelry Workshop with Hayden Peters on February 1st, Bendigo, Victoria, AUS.

Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective will take place on February 12th, in Boston.

Diversifying Death: Shaping Perceptions for the 21st Century will be held on February 27th in London.

Black History Cemetery Tour on February 28th, in Oakland, CA.

The Disability Community Day of Mourning will take place on March 1st, in various locations throughout the U.S.

Cannibals: Myth and Reality will be on exhibit through 2020 in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Sunita Puri will be discussing her book, That Good Night, at various locations throughout March.

Invisible No More with author Andrea Ritchie on March 7th, in Los Angeles.

A Life in Death: Forensic Scientist Sue Black in Conversation, March 12th, in London.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s exhibit Oklahoma is Black, is on view in Oklahoma City, OK, through May.

Hostile Terrain, a global exhibit about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border. Various dates and locations around d the U.S. Dates through 2020.

Cemetery Tours with Allison Meier, ongoing at various locations through July 2019.

Forensic Sculpting Demonstration through April 6th at the Freeport Historical Society and Museum in Freeport, NY.

Wine, Spirits, and Stories at Historic Congressional Cemetery on March 31st in Washington D.C.

New Perspectives on Death and Dying in Sub-Saharan Africa  on April 8th in Bath, UK.

Diverse Elders Coalition will be joining the Aging in America Conference April 15th-18th, in New Orleans, LA.

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition opens on April 201th, in New York.

Victorian Arcadia: A Saturday Morning Lecture on the Victorian Garden Cemetery with Romany Reagan, on May 5th, in Bristol, U.K.

Dying Matters Conference on May 13th in Derby, UK.

We Need to Talk About Death with Dr. Kathryn Mannix on May 14th, in Leicester, UK.


PAST DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS: Winter 2017 – Summer 2018

Queer Cultural Center’s A History of Violence Exhibit explores of the social and political context of violence against and within queer communities, opens June 7th, in San Francisco, CA.

Ebony G. Patterson‘s exhibit, they were…  examines the underlying issues of violence and visibility. On view through April 1st, in Normal, IL.

Queer Death Studies Workshop will focus on Death and Dying in a Queer Context for their third year. May 30th and 31st in Sweden.

Nora Menkin will be performing at She is FIERCE: stories from the genderqueer and female perspective, CRIMINAL edition, on April 6th & 7th, in Seattle, WA.

Angela Hennessy’s Where and When I Enter features woven, crocheted and braided synthetic and human hair sculptures that boldly reclaim delicate Victorian-era crafts of mourning ritual, layered with signifiers of race, femininity and sensuality. Through December 2nd, San Francisco, CA.

Artist Lisa Nilsson will discuss her practice in creating paper quilled work for Connective Tissue on December 12th, in Philadelphia.

Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hairwork, a new exhibit will open at the Mutter Museum on January 18th, in Philadelphia.

The Afterlife of Pets will take place in a pet aquamation facility where visitors will learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition. February 3, Seattle, WA.

Still…Till – Why Then? What Now? A series of events examining the death of Emmett Till, and the circumstances like community and systemic racism, that contributed to his murder. In Chicago, IL, every Tuesday in February.

A Wake For Jeremy Bentham (yes, that Jeremy Bentham and his head). Gather to discuss the role of death and grief in society, in London, on February 15th.

Black in Brooklyn is a tour celebrating the unique stories of Black lives in Green-Wood Cemetery. In Brooklyn, NY on February 17th.