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Center for Inquiry – Transnational

1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

January 2019

Jan
17

CFI Game Night

Thursday, January 17 @ 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. Please RSVP (either on Meetup, Facebook, or by emailing wny@centerforinquiry.org) so we know how many people to expect. Consider bringing snacks to share, too. The earlier you arrive the better - this will give you a better chance to join a table and start a game.…

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Jan
16

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Secular Litigation and the post-Kennedy Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

Nick Little is CFI's General Counsel and oversees our Legal Department Would you like to know how CFI's Legal Department is responding to the changing legal environment? Join us at 7PM on Wednesday, January 16, and CFI's General Counsel, Nick Little, will update us on the current administration's recent assaults on the Johnson Amendment, Roe v. Wade, and church/state separation in general. Nick Little is the Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry. In this role, he oversees…

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December 2018

Dec
14

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Free

Celebrate the season secularly! The CFI Western New York Winter Solstice Celebration is free for all—CFI members, non-members, and students. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome, including children. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM, with free tours of the CFI library and facility offered starting at 5:30 PM. The event will be catered by Zetti’s, and we ask that everyone bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please be sure to RSVP by Monday, December 10 at noon so we…

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November 2018

Nov
30

Lecture by Michael I. Niman: “Weaponized Social Media and the War on Verifiable Reality”

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Free

Michael I. Niman, professor of communications at Buffalo State College In his talk titled "Weaponized Social Media and the War on Verifiable Reality," Mike Niman makes the argument that Social Media has emerged as one of the most dangerous and destructive cultural forces, just beneath organized religion and capitalism. His talk examines the deepening penetration of social media platforms into the daily lives of Americans, looking at the intentionally dopaminergic aspects of the platforms that makes them both physically and…

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September 2018

Sep
26

Secular Book Club

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

By popular vote our Summer/Fall selection is "American Gods" by Neil Gaimen. Join us Wednesday September 26th at 7PM for another lively Secular Book Club discussion. SUMMARY Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on…

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Sep
21

Understanding the Impact of Contamination in Rural and Industrial Neighborhoods in and Around Buffalo, NY

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Using advanced multivariate statistical techniques to estimate concentration values in and around communities as well as mapping social demographic factors can give a clear picture of the impact environmental pollution has on a community. Doctor Tammy M. Milillo, a research assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, will give a FREE public presentation that will highlight past environmental studies where community-based research has been successful in the neighborhoods of both Hickory Woods in South Buffalo, NY and…

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