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June 2019


Just Buffalo Literary Cafe Poetry Reading

Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

For details about this monthly event and others, visit the Just Buffalo Events Calendar: http://www.justbuffalo.org/literary-buffalo/calendar/

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Parenting While Secular: How Atheists and Agnostics Negotiate Religion and Family in the U.S.

Friday, June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

This lecture will examine if and how atheists and agnostics interface with religion when raising children by looking at one group, scientists who are parents, which is likely to have a much larger proportion of atheists and agnostics when compared to parents in the general public. The main questions asked are: How do atheist and agnostic parents frame their approach to religion (particularly the religious socialization of their children)? Do atheist parents seek out religious communities in which to parent…

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Café Inquiry (North) discussion group

Monday, June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tim Horton’s, 748 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (corner of N.F. Blvd. & Erie Ave.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120 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: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South)SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs)6519 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park 2nd Monday - Café Inquiry (North)Tim Hortons748 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda 4th Monday - Café…

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SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, June 11 @ 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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CFI WNY Potluck Dinner Party

Wednesday, June 12 @ 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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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 …