ABQ Death Cafe to Return to In-Person Meetings!

Jun 9, 2021 | 0 comments

In-Person Death Cafe Meetings Return!

ABQ Death Cafe LadyIt’s time to discuss death – in person! After 15 months of pandemic lock down, the Albuquerque Death Cafe is now able to meet again in person at Manzano Del Sol. We will meet in person on Sunday, June 27, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may attend without masks. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while on the Manzano Del Sol campus. Manzano Del Sol is located at 5201 Roma Ave. NE. We will meet in the 5th Floor Lounge near the elevators.

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. We also provide options for those avoiding gluten and added sugar.

To RSVP for this event, join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup Group here.

The Blue Screen of Death

The Blue Screen of Death by Richard Thompson

Online Meeting June 13

If you prefer to continue meeting online through Zoom, we are scheduled for an online Death Cafe on Sunday, June 13, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. We’ve had many people outside of Albuquerque join in these conversations. You need to provide your own food and beverages, though. To get the information to join this online Death Cafe, register at this ABQ Death Cafe Meetup page.

More 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. Find out more about the Death Cafe movement here.

The discussion is facilitated by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. She is a pioneering death educator and one of the first people to host a Death Cafe in the United States, starting in 2012.

A Good Goodbye