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Sacramento Brights Action Meetup Group Message Board › February Meetup New Address & Exciting Project

February Meetup New Address & Exciting Project

Group Organizer
Sacramento, CA
Agenda: Are you serious about secularism and better understanding?

This Meetup will be at the new Brights office (come see the extra space!), and let's see if we can jump start a plan for hosting a "reading room" that we can advertise and open to the public. 

Your leadership is needed if we are to make such a reading room a reality for Sacramento. 

We've already got a start. Brights Central has bookcases and has also acquired custody of scads of books and periodicals that will be "in residence" at the office. It is a collected "library" of donated items - all wholly secular in focus and quite impressive overall.

How these items are to be arranged and exhibited and who is to see/use them is up for discussion! This is a real opportunity for Brights to provide a unique service in the Sacramento area. If this is a project you'd like to help bring to fruition, then please come contribute your vision. 

Notice that the move to the NEW OFFICE didn't go through the new Meetup interface, so please take down the address if they don't get it fixed anytime soon.

This Meetup is Saturday, February 19 at 10:30 AM

3001 J St., #200

It's across from Lyon restaurant (just a block from the old office and the Limelight, where we will adjourn afterwards for good food and drink)

Limelight has a free parking lot or park on Alhambra.

Hope to see you!
A former member
Post #: 4
Some members of SacFAN are hosting a letter-writing party. It's taking place Friday, February 18th at 4 pm at the Natomas Library. Is the reading room a place we could have group projects like this on the future? This is the first time we have done this type of party, but I am personally hoping to have in a regularly occurring get-together.
Group Organizer
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 2
Sorry for delay in answering. It's not clear yet how the reading room area of the office will be used. That will probably not be decided until the cataloging of the 400 plus books. A policy will need to be written, but certainly very small parties (where people meet to put their energies to a constructive purpose, plan, etc.) could possibly be hosted on a regular basis.

Description: It's not a large room, and the table space (for writing) handles 6 to 8, maybe 9 or 10 at the max. For just meetings, there have been in the past up to 12, although after that starts to squeeze.

The Brights Action Meetup members will have a voice in deciding priorities for off-hours (beyond the work weekday) usage, as will other groups who previously met in the old office for their committee and planning meetings (e.g., AOF, Darwin Day, Freethought Day). There will have to be scheduling in advance because Brights' staff are responsible for building access on evenings and weekends

Brights Central, which has leased the office and is now paying market rates (rather than below market, as it had previously), may have to charge nominally or take donations for activities that do not fall under the Brights umbrella or are not well-aligned with its positive civic movement agenda. That is being left to the future for now, until it is seen how or if local Brights want to conduct any activities there.
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