August 14: Next Online Death Cafe with Gail Rubin

Aug 3, 2022 | 0 comments

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 next Albuquerque Death Cafe will be held online on Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. MDT. Get the link for this online conversation through this Meetup group event listing.

During the pandemic, Albuquerque Death Cafes have been, and continue to be, held online on Zoom. The format proved to be popular, not only with people in New Mexico, but also for those across the U.S. and around the world.

Gail Rubin, a pioneer of the Death Cafe movement in the United States, will be featured on an upcoming webinar on August 31, 2022 starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT. The 90-minute online event, hosted by The Completed Life Initiative, will examine the Death Cafe worldwide movement, with an opportunity to experience an online Death Cafe.

Your Death Cafe Host

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and Death Cafe host

Death Cafe host Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®

Albuquerque Death Cafes are hosted by Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, and a pioneering death educator. Rubin is a public speaker, a published author of three books, host of a TV interview series and podcast, a blogger, a funeral industry trade journalist, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and an innovator in the funeral business. She created a conversation-starting game called The Newly-Dead Game®, introduced the Death Café movement in the United States, and held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in 2017. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

About Death Cafes

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. Read more here, or visit the worldwide website,

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