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, November 24 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Albuquerque Death Cafe at Manzano del Sol Village, 5201 Roma NE, Fifth Floor Lounge. More information here.
Additional Death Cafes will take place in Taos, Espanola, Santa Fe and Albuquerque during the third annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival. View the full schedule of events here.
October 27 to 30, Chicago, Illinois — Gail Rubin attends the National Funeral Directors Association Convention as a journalist to bring you the latest news of funeral industry developments.
October 29 to November 3, Scottsdale, Arizona — Before I Die AZ events include a murder mystery dinner in a funeral home, movies, and a host of fascinating speakers and panels on topics including home funerals, pet loss, hospice, death doulas, and much more (see the full schedule here). Register for Before I Die AZ Events
November 3 to 10, Before I Die New Mexico Festival — The Before I Die New Mexico Festival fosters reflection about how we address death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end-of-life issues, we can improve the number of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. Most events are free. Register for New Mexico events here.