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April 2019


Just Buffalo Literary Cafe Poetry Reading

Wednesday, April 3 @ 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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“Classical Witchcraft: Inherently Human,” a lecture by Dr. Phil Stevens

Friday, April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Dr. Phillips Stevens will be speaking at CFI on March 29. Witchcraft is (like magic) a semantically loaded word. The many meanings will be reviewed, and it will be emphasized that we are not talking about Wicca or other modern pagan religions. In anthropology the term means a system of beliefs in a set of powers vested in certain people, which enables them to do many fantastic and terrible things. The classical witch is an evil, imaginary being who operates…

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Café Inquiry (North) discussion group

Monday, April 8 @ 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, April 9 @ 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, April 10 @ 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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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 …