Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Three quick godless announcements

1. For those of you at Purdue or within driving distance of West Lafayette, IN, there's an event tomorrow evening that you may be interested in. The Society of Non-Theists will be hosting Dr. Darrel Ray for his lecture The God Virus: How Religion Infects our Lives and Culture. It's from 5 to 7pm in Beering Hall Room 2280. This is my last event as President, so you all should totally attend!

2.
Women Thinking Free, a new non-profit organization founded by the Skepchicks focusing on women in science and skepticism, will be hosting its first official event on May 22. And their first speaker is...me! Elyse had the good fortune of asking me to volunteer before boobquake erupted - if she would have asked me now, I totally would be requesting a limo and $10,000 speaker fee. Sigh, I guess I can settle for her buying me a beer.

Anyway, if you live in the Chicago area and want to hear me ramble about feminism and skepticism, you should totally check it out. I'll give a brief talk, and then we'll have some food and booze - can't get much better than that. The tickets cost $10, but it's for a great cause. Go here for more information about the event and how to sign up!

3. The Secular Student Alliance Board of Directors elections open tonight at midnight. If you're a member, you should totally go vote. Lots of lovely people are running (many of whom I'm friends with), and so am I. All of them would do an awesome job, but I'd also love to keep helping out the SSA. And if you're not a member, you should definitely consider becoming one - SSA is a fabulous, hardworking organization that helps young freethinking groups, and every bit of money helps them a ton. I'll also be speaking at their annual conference in July, which is an amazing opportunity for young people involved or thinking of starting non-theist student groups.

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