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A Day in the Life of a Death Positive Thought Leader

June 6, 2023 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

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Ever wonder what it’s like to live alongside death on a daily basis? What inspires someone to work in the death-care field? Green-Wood’s “A Day in the Life” series brings together industry professionals for lively conversations on the intricacies of their trade and to answer your burning questions about the field of end-of-life care.

This evening, we’ll be joined by an all-star panel of movers and shakers in the death care industry: Melissa MeadowAmber Carvaly, and Sandra Baker.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Each of their work has served as a conversation catalyst for the changing landscape of death care, providing thought-provoking topics for those both in and outside of the field.

About the panelists:

Melissa Meadow, also known as the “Modern Mortician” is a licensed funeral director and (non-practicing) embalmer who has been in the death care field since 1996. She is one of five professionals pioneering the first not-for-profit Funeral Home and Conservation Burial Park for People and Pets with The End Foundation

Amber Carvaly has been a licensed funeral director for almost a decade. With Caitlin Doughty, she co-founded and ran Undertaking LA, a mortuary in Los Angeles, where she found herself teaching Kim Kardashian how to do makeup for the dead. As a culinary grief educator, Carvaly now runs Mortician in the Kitchen which focuses on the role food can play in grief.

Sandra Baker is a licensed funeral director, a founder at The End Foundation, and an advocate for end-of-life options.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.