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.
Monday, October 8, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — Gail Rubin presents “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die” at Central New Mexico Community College Montoya Campus in Building H Room 126.
October 15 to 17, Salt Lake City, Utah — Gail attends the National Funeral Directors Association convention and reports on interesting developments from the Expo.
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. — Gail Rubin speaks at the monthly meeting of Croak and Dagger, Sisters in Crime writers meeting. The event takes place at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Check the event board for the exact room.
October 30 to November 4: The Before I Die New Mexico Festival
Before I Die offers upbeat activities to openly think about, talk about and do something about our inevitable mortality. Activities will take place in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Belen. Events include movies, panel discussions, Death Café conversations, field trips to cemeteries, the Office of the Medical Investigator, and a crematorium, a yoga for grief class, and Dia de los Muertos celebrations.
Gail is the festival coordinator and will be present at most of the events in Albuquerque. Learn more at this page at www.BeforeIDieNM.com.
To stay up to date on the latest Festival schedule changes or additions, download the Whova app from your favorite app store and register with the password newmexico.
ABQ Death Cafes October 30 to November 2, various times — Albuquerque Death Cafe meetings during the second annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Schedule information available here.
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 will be provided at these free events.
The next monthly Albuquerque Death Cafe will be held November 18, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Fifth Floor Lounge at Manzano Del Sol Village, 5201 Roma NE, Albuquerque, NM. Donations are gratefully accepted. RSVP to Gail[at]AGoodGoodbye.com. Join the Albuquerque Death Cafe Meetup group to be kept apprised of upcoming events. Click here to go to the Meetup page.
Friday, November 9, San Luis Obispo, California — Gail Rubin speaks at two events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of Hospice of San Luis Obispo County. She will present “Dealing with Death: Movies, Medicine and Mortality” at a luncheon event, and in the evening, “Going Home: Taking Death Out of the Hospital.” Both presentations will utilize upbeat film and television video clips to laugh and learn about the benefits of hospice care. Learn more at the website for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.
Thursday, December 13, 10:30 to noon — “Lessons on Grief and Mourning in Cartoons” presented at Albuquerque Oasis, 3301 Menaul Blvd NE #18, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Register for Class 106 at Albuquerque Oasis’ website.