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January 2019


CFI WNY at the Women’s March POSTPONED due to weather

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
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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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Secular Sunday – Coffee & Conversation

Sunday, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

As 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 setting that does not require a belief in the supernatural. Part of our intention is to have a family friendly event where children are welcomed and engaged. There will be a seasonal craft available. (Please note, parents are responsible for their children.) Secular Sunday generally meets on the last…

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Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 1, 2019

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. The group currently meets three times a month, typically on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South) SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs) 6519 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park 2nd Monday - Café Inquiry (North) Tim Hortons 748 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda…

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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 …