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 space for freethinkers, skeptics, and humanists to come together and work toward advancing our mission.
This month, CFI WNY hosted a series of social and educational events for our members:
At Secular Sunday, we had 28 attendees for a group discussion over breakfast. We have a different craft every month, and this month we painted pumpkins in honor of Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos. (See photos above.)
Cafe Inquiry meetings took place as usual in the Southtowns, City, and North Tonawanda. Upcoming Cafe Inquiry events can be found on our Meetup page.
On October 18, Anjan Chakravartty spoke at the UB Philosophy department. His lecture, titled “Two Projects for Secular Humanism,” was attended by UB academics and CFI members alike. Chakravartty is the brand new Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics, based at the University of Miami.
Eighteen people were here at the center for the monthly Potluck Dinner, and sixteen were in attendance for Drinking Skeptically at Rohall’s Corner.