The next Albuquerque Death Cafe is scheduled for Sunday, September 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Manzano de Sol Village, 5201 Roma Street NE. That’s just south of Lomas Blvd. and just west of San Mateo Blvd. The meeting will take place in the Fifth Floor Lounge.
The objective of the Albuquerque Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” At these events, people come together in a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death while eating delicious cake or cookies. It’s an interesting, unstructured conversation that’s open and free-flowing with no specific agenda.
As Death Cafe hostess and pioneering death educator Gail Rubin says, “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, and talking about funerals and end-of-life won’t make you dead.” Come and join the conversation!
RSVP to Gail [at] AGoodGoodbye.com. Consider joining the Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group to be kept apprised of upcoming events. Click here to go to the Meetup page.
And mark your October calendar for a series of Death Cafes to be held during the second annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Each one will be held in one of the reception centers of the FRENCH Funerals & Cremations locations around town. Here’s the current Festival schedule of Albuquerque Death Cafes:
- Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH Funerals & Cremations — Westside location Reception Center, 9300 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque
- Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 a.m. to noon at FRENCH Funerals & Cremations — Lomas location Reception Center, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque
- Thursday, November 1, noon to 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH Funerals & Cremations — Wyoming location Reception Center, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque
- Friday, November 2, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at FRENCH Funerals & Cremations — University location Reception Center, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque