Lecture by Michael I. Niman: Weaponized Social Media and the War on Verifiable Reality”

Friday, November 11, 2018

In his talk titled “Weaponized Social Media and the War on Verifiable Reality,” Mike Niman makes the argument that Social Media has emerged as one of the most dangerous and destructive cultural forces, just beneath organized religion and capitalism. His talk examines the deepening penetration of social media platforms into the daily lives of Americans, …

Test of Faith film screening at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Tuesday, November 11, 2018

Test of Faith (an independent video production by Ken Rowe and CFI’s own Tom Flynn) In a violent post-civilized world, two friends try to live by their wits instead of brute force. Carl Parker and Allen Spencer invent their own religion, masquerade as a traveling guru and his all-purpose acolyte, and proselytize for food and …

October Wrap-Up

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 …

Science and Spirit – SVVC Fall 2018 Concert

Saturday, November 11, 2018

*Note: CFI WNY is not hosting this event, we are promoting it as something potentially interesting for members. Tickets are available online for $10 from brown paper tickets. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3623948?fbclid=IwAR1UHed1SvUEGsqYBSGnhb8D62a2qMZnQHz92A7JtrfERfgJfu_HOEDVo18 Sotto Voce Vocal Collective is a performing vocal ensemble that aims to promote awareness of both the capabilities of the human voice and the diversity of composers …

Potluck Dinner Party

Wednesday, November 11, 2018

Potlucks are a great opportunity to meet other freethinkers in the local community and discuss current issues in a casual setting. Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday. Bring a food or drink item to share.

Drinking Skeptically: Marching Orders for the War on Christmas

Friday, November 11, 2018

Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical thinkers, and other like-minded individuals. It provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. We start each …

Secular Sunday – Coffee And Conversation

Sunday, October 10, 2018

On the last Sunday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, all are invited for Coffee & Conversation with the CFI WNY community. Social interaction is essential for human happiness, Secular Sunday is a program for secular and non-religious people intended to help them network and build a sense of community in a …