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ABQ Death Cafe to Return to In-Person Meetings!
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021


In-Person Death Cafe Meetings Return!

ABQ Death Cafe LadyIt’s time to discuss death – in person! After 15 months of pandemic lock down, the Albuquerque Death Cafe is now able to meet again in person at Manzano Del Sol. We will meet in person on Sunday, June 27, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may attend without masks. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while on the Manzano Del Sol campus. Manzano Del Sol is located at 5201 Roma Ave. NE. We will meet in the 5th Floor Lounge near the elevators.

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 an interesting, unstructured conversation with no specific agenda. The ABQ Death Cafe offers a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies. We also provide options for those avoiding gluten and added sugar.

To RSVP for this event, join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup Group here.

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Online Meeting June 13

If you prefer to continue meeting online through Zoom, we are scheduled for an online Death Cafe on Sunday, June 13, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. We’ve had many people outside of Albuquerque join in these conversations. You need to provide your own food and beverages, though. To get the information to join this online Death Cafe, register at this ABQ Death Cafe Meetup page.

More about Death Cafes

The Death Cafe concept was started in the United Kingdom by Jon Underwood. He was influenced by the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who started holding Cafe Mortel events in France and Switzerland. Find out more about the Death Cafe movement here.

The discussion is facilitated by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. She is a pioneering death educator and one of the first people to host a Death Cafe in the United States, starting in 2012.

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.

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