SF Atheists September Meeting
What is it with religious people? Why atheists need to understand, what we know about indoctrination, motivation on all sides, why children are special, the “faith” of secular humanism and why it’s important, and new guerrilla tactics for averting a doomed future.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Marlene Winell to speak to us this month. Dr. Winell is a human development consultant, educator, and writer. Her background includes 28 years of experience in human services, in both community and academic settings. She holds a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University.
A special area of expertise is Dr. Winell's work on religious recovery, based on both personal and clinical experience. Inspired by her own journey out of Christian fundamentalism, she works with clients who have experienced a variety of damaging religious influences. This inspired her first book, Leaving the Fold: a Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion, published in 1994. Since then, Marlene has specialized in this area of work -- consulting, teaching, and leading recovery workshops for people coming out of various religions. Her services related to recovery from religion can be found at www.journeyfree.org.
Saturday September 28
4:30 pm to meet/eat/drink
5:00 pm program
Schroeder's Restaurant, 240 Front St., rear dining room
Near the Embarcadero MUNI/BART station
Free, cash donations welcome