Event: ABQ Death Cafe June 28

Jun 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Mindi Horwitch and Gail Rubin, Death Cafe Hostesses

Mindi Horwitch and Gail Rubin, Death Cafe Hostesses

The next Albuquerque Death Cafe event will be held Saturday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Sheila’s Sweets, 8600 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM (just east of Wyoming Blvd.). Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, is hosting this event.

The objective of the Death Cafe movement 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.

There’s an Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group which you can join to be kept apprised of the next event. Click here to go to the Meetup page.

Download the June 26, 2013 podcast of Gail Rubin’s interview with Jon Underwood, founder of the Death Cafe, and Lizzy Miles, who held the first Death Cafe in the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio in August 2012. Click here to download the podcast of this A Good Goodbye Internet radio program. Gail held the second U.S. Death Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, 2012.

To get better acquainted with the Death Cafe concept, visit DeathCafe.com.

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