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January 2019


Drinking Skeptically – One Year Anniversary Meeting

Friday, January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rohall’s Corner, 540 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 US

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. It's the one year anniversary of Drinking Skeptically (this version anyway). From the blizzard which prevented most people from coming to the first meeting. It's been a fun…

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Café Inquiry (North) discussion group

Monday, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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: 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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SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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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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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 …