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June 2020

Sunday, June 7th

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Online Secular Sunday
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 AM

Join us for Online Secular Sunday! As humanists, we believe that social interaction is essential for human happiness. Secular Sunday is a monthly even...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271014087/

Tuesday, June 9th

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as memb...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271033740/

Wednesday, June 10th

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CFI WNY Potluck Dinner Party
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 PM

The CFI Potlucks always provide fun times and good food! They are excellent opportunities to meet other skeptics and humanists in the local community ...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271091020/
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Café Inquiry discussion group
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism,...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271091593/

Sunday, June 14th

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Online Secular Sunday
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 AM

Join us for Online Secular Sunday! As humanists, we believe that social interaction is essential for human happiness. Secular Sunday is a monthly even...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271098092/

Tuesday, June 16th

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as memb...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/271086361/

Wednesday, June 17th

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Café Inquiry discussion group
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism,...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/tkqnsrybcjbwb/

Sunday, June 21st

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Online Secular Sunday
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 AM

Join us for Online Secular Sunday! As humanists, we believe that social interaction is essential for human happiness. Secular Sunday is a monthly even...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/zrvxsrybcjbcc/

Tuesday, June 23rd

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as memb...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/psvvsrybcjbfc/

Wednesday, June 24th

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Café Inquiry discussion group
Center for Inquiry Western New York
Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 PM

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism,...

https://www.meetup.com/cfiwny/events/tkqnsrybcjbgc/

News


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 …