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Taking the ABQ Death Cafe Online this Sunday!
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down in-person interactions all over Albuquerque and New Mexico. Our usual monthly meeting of the Albuquerque Death Cafe at the Manzano del Sol Village is on hold for the duration of this crisis.

However, we have the technology to hold the ABQ Death Cafe online! Join us via Zoom, or on the phone, for relaxed conversation designed “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” The online Death Cafe will take place on Sunday, March 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join in the conversation via this link.

If the technology is intimidating, you can join the conversation by phone. Call this number and enter the code, followed by the # sign: 1 (346) 248-7799, code 498453870#.

At Death Cafe events, people come together in a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death while eating delicious food and drinks. It’s an interesting, unstructured conversation that’s open and free-flowing with no specific agenda. Prepare to settle in with your own cup of tea or coffee, and a nourishing snack.

Learn more about the worldwide Death Cafe movement here.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

A Good Goodbye
Albuquerque, NM
News Media Interview Contact
Name: Gail Rubin
Group: A Good Goodbye
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM United States
Direct Phone: 505-265-7215
Cell Phone: 505-363-7514
E-mail: Gail@agoodgoodbye.com