Event: Albuquerque Death Cafe August 9

Jul 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Death Cafe mascot Lola in her summer outfit

Death Cafe mascot Lola in her summer outfit

The next Albuquerque Death Cafe will be on Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m.

NEW LOCATION: This Death Cafe will be held at the Swiss Alps Bakery Cafe, 3000 San Pedro NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Phone: 505-881-3063.

The objective of 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. Albuquerque was the site of the second Death Cafe held in the United States. Gail Rubin hosted this pioneering event in September of 2012.

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.

Gail Rubin interviewed Jon Underwood, founder of the Death Cafe, and Lizzy Miles, who held the first Death Cafe in the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio. Click here to download the podcast of this A Good Goodbye Internet radio program.

Join the Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group to be kept apprised of upcoming events. Click here to register.

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