Just before her 33rd birthday, Cat found out that her godsister, Amy, had been raped and murdered five blocks from where she lived in San Francisco. A few years later, she found out that her godbrother’s leg bone was found in the Berkeley hills.
Many people have told Cat that she should write about her life and those that were closest to her and on many occasions she has tried. Yet writing about the events that others find so fascinating and entertaining was much too painful for her. In this presentation, she will discuss survivor’s guilt, and what it’s like on the other side of “true crime.”
This is a ticketed event for guests 21+
Free tickets can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/854866241648131/
Cat Aboudara is a curious connector and program manager with over a decade of experience in non-profits and museums. She is the Manager of Programs and Civic Engagement of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. She has produced programming at Franklin Institute, Smithsonian Museums, California Academy of Sciences and Nerd Nite that successfully fostered life-long learning in adults through curiosity and play. Working in astronomy and museums has kept the memory of Amy and Mike alive for her because they were also their pursuits and passions.
On Sunday, April 28th, the staff of West Laurel Hill Cemetery welcomed Death Party Philadelphia for an amazing behind the scenes tour of the funerary facilities housed on their nearly 200-acre property in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Despite celebrating their 150th anniversary, the Cemetery is anything but archaic; West Laurel Hill is leading the charge for green burial (including a pet aquamation- body disposal via alkaline hydrolosis) and creating a forward-thinking culture for the future of death care.
Death Party Philadelphia’s members were treated to an unforgettable tour, with the nicest guides and funeral home staff we could have hoped for; we can’t wait to return to the grounds for a more casual tour of their space.
If you’d like to find out more about West Laurel Hill Cemetery, click here to visit their website.
Join DPP founding member Diane Lepore for a presentation and discussion on the diverse topic of posthumous organ donation. We’ll be exploring all sides of this topic so, as always, get ready for a lively conversation.
We’re on a tight schedule this month so out of respect for the presenter and the space *please* be on time.
Very excited to learn and discuss! See you all on Sunday!
For information on attending, please visit our Facebook group: Death Party Philadelphia.
“I scrolled on down to the obituaries. I usually read the obituaries first as there is always the happy chance that one of them will make my day.”
Author: Robert A. Heinlein