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January 2019


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Secular Litigation and the post-Kennedy Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Nick Little is CFI's General Counsel and oversees our Legal Department Would you like to know how CFI's Legal Department is responding to the changing legal environment? Join us at 7PM on Wednesday, January 16, and CFI's General Counsel, Nick Little, will update us on the current administration's recent assaults on the Johnson Amendment, Roe v. Wade, and church/state separation in general. Nick Little is the Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry. In this role, he oversees…

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CFI Game Night

Thursday, January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Get your game on with some like-minded secular folks! We'll have a number of board games, card games, and possibly some video games, technology permitting. Feel free to BYOG (bring your own games), too. Please RSVP (either on Meetup, Facebook, or by emailing wny@centerforinquiry.org) so we know how many people to expect. Consider bringing snacks to share, too. The earlier you arrive the better - this will give you a better chance to join a table and start a game.…

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CFI WNY at the Women’s March

Sunday, January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States

CFI Western New York is joining the Women's Solidarity March - WNY, which is on the two-year anniversary of 2017's record-breaking Women's March. Starting at Buffalo City Hall's steps, the march will take us around downtown to several spots relating to current activism campaigns going on in the city. At each stop, there will be a speaker. Marchers are encouraged to bring signs, but everyone is welcome to join regardless. If you would like a sign that reads "I support reason,…

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SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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.

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Secular Book Club

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

By popular vote our Winter selection is "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join us Wednesday January 23rd at 7PM for another lively Secular Book Club discussion. SUMMARY In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,”…

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December Wrap-Up

January 3, 2019

December has been a busy time for Western New York’s CFI community. On December 14th, we celebrated the Winter Solstice with over 60 members of the community in attendance. A few select photos from the event can be found below. More photos from the Winter Solstice can be found on Facebook and Meetup. On December …

November Wrap-Up

December 4, 2018

Last Friday, CFI WNY hosted a lecture by Buffalo State College professor Michael Niman. In his talk titled “Weaponized Social Media and the War on Verifiable Reality,” Niman demonstrated the many ways in which social media has become embedded in the lives of Americans. Additionally, Niman explored some of the implications of widespread social media …

October Wrap-Up

November 1, 2018

October was Sarah Kaiser‘s first month back at the Center for Inquiry. Sarah is grateful for her new role as the Program Director for the Western New York branch. She is fortunate to be working with a dedicated group of local organizers who are committed to seeing CFI WNY continue to grow as a local …