Upcoming events with Gail Rubin, CT
Gail Rubin, CT, is an unconventional death educator who’s available for speaking engagements. She’ll “knock ‘em dead” with her enthusiastic approach to getting the conversation started on life and death issues using humor and funny films.
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. Relax over some coffee or tea, some cake or cookies, and join in a group discussion to talk about what’s on your mind about mortality issues. Refreshments are provided at these free events. Gail is one of the first people to hold a Death Cafe in the United States.
Sunday, June 28, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time — Albuquerque Death Cafe online via Zoom. More information here.
Wednesday, June 24: Reimagine Festival Event
Kicking the Bucket List: What You Need to Do Before You Die, a part of the Reimagine: Life, Loss and Love Worldwide Virtual Festival
Do you know the key downsizing and organizing things to do before you die? Find out what you need to know before you go!
Do you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you’re going, you can’t take it with you. This talk focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues. Join in this fun conversation on downsizing and organizing with Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®.
A Good Goodbye is collaborating with more event hosts around the world to co-create Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love, a Worldwide Virtual Festival on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, during COVID-19. Register here for the June 24 event (just $5 ensures your participation). The 90-minute event takes place Noon to 1:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. PT).
Wednesday, July 1: Reimagine Festival Event
Virtual Visits: A New Concept in After Death Care, a part of the Reimagine: Life, Loss and Love Worldwide Virtual Festival
Technology can help with modern-day mourning. Here’s how you can address social distancing with a new app and equipment from AFTR.
Funerals, memorial services and mourning have been dramatically affected by social distancing requirements to fight the coronavirus pandemic. With mourning traditions disrupted, new technology and apps can help us stay connected to our loved ones in meaningful ways.
How can technology help? Join in this virtual conversation with Joseph Schechter, founder and CEO of AFTR in New York City, Omer Haim, AFTR’s Director of Global Business Operations in Tel Aviv, and Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
AFTR has created an app to virtually visit the resting places of loved ones, using solar-powered cameras in cemeteries. They also offer AFTR Messaging, enabling people to share digital messages and videos with loved ones after death has occurred. Learn how you can stay connected forever.
The event takes place online Wednesday, July 1 at Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. MT/ 9:00 a.m. PT. Register here for this free event.