The objective of the Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” It’s all about an interesting, unstructured conversation – open and free-flowing with no specific agenda.
The Death Cafe concept was started in the United Kingdom by Jon Underwood. He was influenced by the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who started holding Cafe Mortel events in France and Switzerland. At these events, people come together in a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies.
The next Albuquerque Death Cafe will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will take place in the Hobby Room at Manzano del Sol Village, 5201 Roma NE, Albuquerque. It is located just south of Lomas Blvd. and just west of San Mateo Blvd.
Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and donations are welcome. Send a note to Gail [at] AGoodGoodbye.com to RSVP and get directions if you need them.
Albuquerque was the site of the second Death Cafe to be held in the United States. Gail Rubin hosted this pioneering event in September of 2012. More than 6,000 Death Cafes have been held in 55 countries since 2011.
Join the Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group to be kept apprised of upcoming events. Click here to go to the Meetup page.