This month East Bay Atheists is honored to feature a talk by Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, an Iraqi atheist writer, born in 1991 in Babylon. He will speak on "Atheism in Iraq and the Middle East," and the consequences of being an atheist in that part of the world.
Fundamentalist in Iraq threatened him with death, forcing him to find refuge in the US. He is an advocate for freedom of thought, science, reason and the free market economy. Al-Mutar is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Facebook For Science. He is currently at work on a book called Dogma, which represents the dangers of unsubstantiated beliefs and how we as humans can live a better life without them.
Please join us for this unique talk.
Afterwards we will go to lunch at a nearby affordable Chineese restaurant, Lilly's, 1580 Hopkins St., (between Monterey Ave & California St) in Berkeley. Please join us.
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When: Saturday, June 22nd, 1:00 PM
Location: Public Meeting Room, Lower Level, North Berkeley Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 1170 The Alameda at Hopkins
BART Access: From the downtown Berkeley BART Station, take AC Transit 25 at Shattuck & Center toward El Cerrito (8 minute ride to Hopkins & The Alameda). Click here to plan your trip.
Parking: Plenty of free parking in the neighborhood. Avoid some streets that may be restricted to two hours.
Our next meeting will be on Sunday, July 21st, in the main library. Details will follow.