Hosted by Gail Rubin, CT


April 25, 2015

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (Mountain)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (Mountain)

To be held at a private location

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About this Death Cafe

Gail's motto is, “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead. Start a conversation today!”

Come and join the lively conversation at the Albuquerque Death Cafe - our skeleton mascot Lola will be wearing her new Grateful Dead T-shirt.

About Gail Rubin, CT

Albuquerque-based Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on serious subjects. She the author and host of the award-winning book and TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.


An engaging, award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny films to attract people to a topic many would rather avoid. She also pioneered the Death Cafe movement in the United States by hosting the first one west of the Mississippi in September 2012.


Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist, a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling and a fancy name for a death educator. She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains funeral Celebrants.


She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter and Toastmasters International. She volunteers with the Chevra Kaddisha, a group that ritually prepares the bodies of Jews for burial, and she serves on the cemetery committee for her synagogue, Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, NM. She is also president of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico.

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