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August 2019

Aug
20

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net. http://sos-nys.org/

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Aug
21

Secular Book Club – “Educated” a memoir

Wednesday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

By popular vote our Summer selection is "Educated" a memoir by Tara Westover   One of president Barack Obama’s favorite books of the year On Bill Gates’s holiday reading list Finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography   Join us Wednesday August 21st at 7PM at CFI for another lively Secular Book Club discussion.   ABOUT THE BOOK Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in…

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Aug
24

Elmwood Arts Festival – Cultural Row

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Elmwood Arts Festival, Cultural Row Breckenridge St and Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY United States

CFI WNY will be staffing a table on cultural row at the Elmwood Arts Festival again this year. This is a great opportunity to interact with the broader community to help us get the word out about our organization and the many local activities that we have going on. If you are interested in spending a couple hours at the table to help put a friendly face on the CFI WNY community please call or text John Barrett at 716-238-3821…

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Aug
25

Elmwood Arts Festival – Cultural Row

Sunday, August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elmwood Arts Festival, Cultural Row Breckenridge St and Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY United States

CFI WNY will be staffing a table on cultural row at the Elmwood Arts Festival again this year. This is a great opportunity to interact with the broader community to help us get the word out about our organization and the many local activities that we have going on. If you are interested in spending a couple hours at the table to help put a friendly face on the CFI WNY community please call or text John Barrett at 716-238-3821…

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Aug
26

Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SPoT Coffee Hertel, 1406 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY US

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism, culture, society, politics, and more. To find us look for our Cafe Inquiry table sign. The group currently meets three times a month, on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations. The schedule is as follows: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South)SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs); 6519 E Quaker St 2nd Monday -…

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April Wrap-Up: Witches and Earth Day

May 6, 2019

Phil Stephens joined us for the second in his series of two lectures on magical thinking and witchcraft in anthropology. Both talks were well-attended, and drew lively Q&A discussions with the audience. As usual, members met up at coffee shops throughout the month of April for Cafe Inquiry discussion events at various locations. (Cafe Inquiry …

March Wrap-Up: Magical Thinking

April 2, 2019

Retired UB anthropology professor Phillips Stevens was our speaker for March and April. On March 29, he gave a lecture titled “Magical Thinking: Inherently Human” to an audience of about 70 people. We were glad to welcome our neighbors from the Atheist Community of Rochester to the center, and enjoyed having drinks and snacks with …

February Wrap-Up: Evolution for Educators

March 18, 2019

Bertha Vazquez, Director of CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), generously agreed to travel to Buffalo from Florida (in March!) to give a teaching workshop and lecture at headquarters. Bertha’s talk coincided with CFI WNY’s celebration of Darwin Day, an annual recognition of Darwin’s birthday on February 12, 2019. You can view Bertha’s entire …