I don't know whether it should be in the shape of small meetups, or big collective 'healing sessions,' but I believe that sharing our stories about death (and any experience) aids in normalizing the experience. If we never talk about it, how will we ever be prepared when it does finally come to us? It is through continual conversation and communication that difficult issues are brought to life, literally. Not talking about something (especially things that are so inevitable, such as death) only increases anxiety around the subject, since 'it is not spoken about,' which means that there is also nowhere to go to be able to speak about it when it is not part of immediate life. Opening up and sharing stories about how close ones died, how we reacted, and what we felt and feel enables recognition in the other, which enables a higher understanding of oneself. If I think I am alone in my thinking and acting, I will probably not share that with others, our of fear of being 'eccentric,' 'weird,' or 'just crazy.' But, if I am empowered by the stories of others, which shows me that I am not alone and that I have community and support in times of difficulty, it may be able to relieve some of the experience shock.
Sharing stories to normalize death as a human experience doesn't discount sadness or any emotion, it enables the individual to really feel what they feel instead of worrying about whether it is normal or not. We all live, and we all die. We all share our stories of life, why not of death?