In-Person Death Cafe Changed to Online This Sunday

Oct 13, 2022 | 0 comments

Skull cookies on pumpkin trayThe Albuquerque Death Cafe was to take place at Historic Fairview Cemetery this Sunday, October 16, to discuss death among the tombstones. However, the weather forecast is cold and rainy (rare for Albuquerque). We will instead hold it online through Zoom and stay warm and dry at home.

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 an interesting, unstructured conversation with no specific agenda. The ABQ Death Cafe offers a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies. Now that the event is online, please bring your own refreshments.

To RSVP and get the Zoom link for this event, join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup Group here. Learn more about Death Cafes here.

Your Death Cafe Host

Gail Rubin, humorous motivational speaker for hospice

All of these 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.

Her YouTube channel, @GailRubin, features a range of videos about the funeral business, with playlists focused on Tools of the Trade, videos from Historic Fairview Cemetery, and sessions from the Before I Die New Mexico Festival.

A Good Goodbye