April Wrap-Up: Witches and Earth Day
May 6, 2019

Phil Stephens joined us for the second in his series of two lectures on magical thinking and witchcraft in anthropology. Both talks were well-attended, and drew lively Q&A discussions with the audience. As usual, members met up at coffee shops throughout the month of April for Cafe Inquiry discussion events at various locations. (Cafe Inquiry …

March Wrap-Up: Magical Thinking
April 2, 2019

Retired UB anthropology professor Phillips Stevens was our speaker for March and April. On March 29, he gave a lecture titled “Magical Thinking: Inherently Human” to an audience of about 70 people. We were glad to welcome our neighbors from the Atheist Community of Rochester to the center, and enjoyed having drinks and snacks with …

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 …

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 …

September Wrap-Up
October 8, 2018

Our CFI community hosted a great series of September events to kick off the fall season: We saw “Fahrenheit 451” at Subversive Theatre in Buffalo on Sept 28 On Sept 21, Tammy Millilo gave an informative lecture on environmental contamination in our community, and educated residents on how they might participate in UB research on …

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: