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New Meetup: Discrimination at the Hands of the Boy Scouts - Speech

From: Janice R.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:10 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia!

What: Discrimination at the Hands of the Boy Scouts - Speech

When: Monday, February 1,[masked]:00 PM

Lehigh County Senior Center
1633 W Elm St
Allentown, PA 18102

Discrimination at the Hands of the Boy Scouts

A lecture by Margaret Downey

Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia (FSGP) in 1993. She also founded the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN), an organization concerned with discrimination against the Atheist community.

In December of 1991 Margaret filed a discrimination case against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) through the Human Relations Commission of Pennsylvania. After nearly eight years she lost her case against BSA. In the U.S. Supreme court case James Dale v. Boy Scouts of America, BSA declared itself ?private? to avoid the question of open membership thus ending her appeal and many other court cases against BSA?s discriminatory membership policy. However, ADSN efforts are responsible for convincing movie producer Steven Spielberg to disassociate himself from BSA.

TIME 7:00 pm ? 9:00 pm
ADMISSION Free to members
COHOSTS Allentown Freethought Society
& Lehigh Valley Humanists

LOCATION Lehigh County Senior Center
ADDRESS 1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA
EMAIL [address removed]
PHONE (484)[masked]

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