May 20: Albuquerque Death Cafe

May 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Gail and Sugar Skull

Gail Rubin, CT, with a colorful Dia de los Muertos skull

Time again for tea and cake and mortality conversations! The next Albuquerque Death Cafe will take place on Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Fifth Floor Lounge at Manzano del Sol Retirement Village, 5201 Roma NE.

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 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.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Gail Rubin by calling 505-265-7215 or emailing Gail[at]

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

Gail Rubin and Lizzy Miles, who held the first Death Cafe in the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio, discussed the Death Cafe movement in this 21-minute podcast on

To get better acquainted with the Death Cafe concept, visit

A Good Goodbye