What we're about

Led by the Doyenne of Death, Gail Rubin, the Albuquerque Death Cafe is a safe, inviting forum for those who want to talk about death and dying. The objective of 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. 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. At these events, people come together in a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies. Gail is the host of the "A Good Goodbye" radio and TV show (now available on DVD) and the website agoodgoodbye.com.

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Given the CDC guidelines about social distancing to "flatten the curve," upcoming Albuquerque Death Cafes will be held online for the foreseeable future. You can join through your computer browser or the Zoom app on your devices. To keep this meeting secure, the link to this meeting will only be provided to those who RSVP. So please let us know if you'll attend! Prepare to settle in with your own cup of tea or coffee, and a nourishing snack. We'll have an interesting, unstructured conversation that’s open and free-flowing with no specific agenda. It's always different every time.

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