We have no shortage of names for it, but when faced with death we are often short of words. Our superstitions and fears about dying, and the discomfort we feel, affect how we approach this most important of life events and our willingness – or unwillingness – to talk about and plan for end-of-life eventualities.
And so the Groundswell Project has nominated August 8th as Dying to Know Day with the aim of improving our death literacy. Events are not strictly held on this particular one day (August 8th), because any day can be a ‘dying to know’ day. For details about where events are taking place in Newcastle go to the What’s happening tab; and for NSW and beyond go to: http://www.thegroundswellproject.com/find-an-event/