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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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In-Person Death Cafe at Historic Fairview Cemetery

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The Albuquerque 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. For this event, we will meet in-person outdoors at Historic Fairview Cemetery!

Please bring your own folding chair to sit upon. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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.

Historic Fairview Cemetery is located at 700 Yale Blvd. SE. Directions to find us in the cemetery: Enter through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park, near the intersection with Caesar Chavez Blvd. Drive straight ahead toward the cemetery office. At the intersection, turn left and head north into Historic Fairview Cemetery. It’s just to the left of the wall that says Congregation Albert Cemetery.

Once inside Historic Fairview Cemetery, you’ll be on Entrada Lane. Turn left on to Freedom Road. At Elks Rest Lane, look for a white Subaru Outback. Your Death Cafe host Gail Rubin will be nearby.

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In-Person Death Cafe at Historic Fairview Cemetery

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