Friday, 14 September 2012

Gail Rubin to host the first Death Cafe in Albuquerque

Gail Rubin

We're honoured that Gail Rubin, the Doyenne of Death, is running a Death Cafe in Albuquerque. Gail has had long been an inspiration of ours and has had a huge impact with her annual 30 funerals in 30 days challenge. Gail is author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die and never fails to talk sensibly and sensitively about death. The text below is taken from Gail's blog.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 30, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Albuquerque’s first Death Cafe!

Want to participate in Albuquerque’s first Death Cafe event? We’re going to have an interesting conversation – open and free-flowing with no agenda.
The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view toward helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”
The Death Cafe concept started in the United Kingdom, initiated by Jon Underwood. He was influenced by the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz. 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.
To get you better acquainted with the Death Cafe concept, here are a few articles you can read:
The Independent (U.K. newspaper): The death cafe movement: Tea and mortality
The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio): Facing death, over tea and cake
To participate, please email a note to Gail[at] with your name, email, phone, city, state and how you heard about the event. She’ll send you an email with the location for Albuquerque’s first Death Cafe event directly. Thanks!

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