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May 2018
May
12

The Science of Change: Planning Effective Activism Campaigns with Debbie Goddard

Saturday, May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

The goal of activism is to change things, but how do we know what works? In a challenging political climate ripe for protests and petitions, it's important to consider the effectiveness of our actions. Drawing from the experience of seasoned activists and organizers, Center for Inquiry outreach director Debbie Goddard will outline evidence-based methods for building campaigns and developing functional goals, objectives, strategies, tactics, and messaging so that our activism actually works. Attendees will develop campaign ideas in a workshop…

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May
14

Café Inquiry (North) discussion group

Monday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tim Hortons, 748 Niagara Falls Blvd.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120 United States

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. However, in light of Memorial Day, the Café Inquiry (City) meeting will take place on the 3rd rather than 4th Monday in May. 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South) SPoT Coffee…

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May
15

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, May 15 @ 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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May
20

Secular Sunday – Coffee and Conversation

Sunday, May 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

On Sunday, May 20, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, all are invited for Coffee & Conversation with the CFI WNY community. This month's topic: the Catholic Church. Social interaction is essential for human happiness, so 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…

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May
21

Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, May 21 @ 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. The group currently meets three times a month, typically on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations. However, in light of Memorial Day, the Café Inquiry (City) meeting will take place on the 3rd rather than 4th Monday in May. 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South) SPoT Coffee…

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Lecture by The Satanic Temple’s Lucien Greaves is Now Online

May 8, 2018

Whether you missed out on it live or simply want to watch it again, you’re in luck! Lucien’s lecture on Grey Faction and The Satanic Temple for CFI Western New York is now available on CFI’s Reasonable Talk platform, on YouTube, and below:

Slides from “Getting Through to Washington” with Jason Lemieux

February 28, 2018

By request from several lecture attendees, here are the slides from CFI Director of Government Affairs Jason Lemieux’s presentation, Getting Through to Washington: A Congressional Staffer’s Take on What You Need to Know:

Lights…Action

January 7, 2016

The following is the address that the ever inspiring, ever wonderful Lin Bartlett-Taylor gave at the 2015 CFI–Western New York Winter Solstice Celebration. With her permission, we are publishing the text of the address here.