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March 2019


CFI WNY Potluck Dinner Party

Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

The CFI Potlucks always provide fun times and good food! They are excellent opportunities to meet other skeptics and humanists in the local community and discuss current issues in a casual setting. Bring a dish to pass or your favorite beverage. For more information contact John Barrett on Meetup, wnycoordinator@centerforinquiry.net, or call 716-238-3821.

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CFI Game Night

Thursday, March 14 @ 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. The earlier you arrive the better - this will give you a better chance to join a table and start a game. Some competitiveness is normal with any gaming, but please be sure to remain friendly and civil at all times. As always, attendees are expected…

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Drinking Skeptically: Anti-Vaccination Counter Meeting

Friday, March 15 @ 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. We start each event with a kick-off topic to get the conversation rolling, and then discuss whatever else is on our minds. March: This topic was probably as…

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SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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. http://sos-nys.org/

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Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, March 25 @ 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. To find us look for our Cafe Inquiry table sign. The group currently meets three times a month, on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations. The schedule is as follows: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South)SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs); 6519 E Quaker St 2nd Monday -…

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February Wrap-Up: Evolution for Educators

March 18, 2019

Bertha Vazquez, Director of CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), generously agreed to travel to Buffalo from Florida (in March!) to give a teaching workshop and lecture at headquarters. Bertha’s talk coincided with CFI WNY’s celebration of Darwin Day, an annual recognition of Darwin’s birthday on February 12, 2019. You can view Bertha’s entire …

January Wrap-Up: New Year, New Games

February 19, 2019

Nick Little, CFI’s Legal Director, visited Amherst, NY and gave a lecture on Wednesday, January 16. Nick’s lecture was on “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – Secular Litigation And The Post-Kennedy Supreme Court.” We are working to see if we can make video available from Nick’s talk. Photos of the event were taken …

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 …