REGULAR last-sun-of-the-mont­h SOCIAL + GUEST SPEAKER, Katherine Stewart

For this month's social meetup, we're delighted to be joined by Katherine Stewart, Journalist / Author "The Good News Club". Dan Barker mentioned Katherine and her work at his event in London with us, and Katherine seems to be making a lot of waves due to her taking on of the radical right in America.


Katherine has been trying to combat the radical right in America. "The radical right is on a mission. But are they REALLY trying to use the public schools to turn your children into religious warriors?" (American TV clip with Thom Hartman)

 

Katherine wanted to meet U.K. atheists on her visit to London and she'll primarily be spending time with us informally,  having a drink and a chat. She's also give us a short talk (about 20 minutes or so) offering an overview of the religiously driven initiatives in American state schools, and is happy to take any questions afterwards.

Should be a nice mix of social and learning time!

More about Katherine Stewart:

Katherine is a journalist and author. She regularly writes for The New York Times, The Guardian, the Daily Beast, Bloomberg View, and Religion Dispatches. Her new book is “The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children.”
You can find and read most of Katherine's articles, as well as more information about her and her book on her blog ; http://thegoodnewsclub.com/

or directly on The Guardian's website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/katherine-stewart

Katherine has also been interviewed by the Richard Dawkins Foundation: http://tinyurl.com/7tw4ngf

As with all our events, our friends from CLHG and indeed from any other secular organisation/meetup groups are always welcome

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  • Martyn

    Brilliant! So good to see all those friendly faces there too.

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got to talk with Katherine about some of the issues going on in the States right now and she told me about some of the disturbing things the Christian Right are doing. Fascinating and disturbing. Katherine's main talk to the group was great in an informal setting and I bought her book which she signed for me :)

    November 26, 2012

  • Adrian

    What a great afternoon. Katherine was an excellent guest. She did a nice talk about her book and then some Q&A after which we all socialised for a couple of hours. Thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

    November 25, 2012

  • Helen

    What time-ish will Katherine be turning up? And will Adrian really be leaving the pub at 5.00 p.m.? :)

    November 21, 2012

    • Georgi L.

      Katherine will be there from the start, 1pm. There is not really any set end time but most people are there till 5pm, and a lot stay later till about 7 or 8. (As for Adrian, yes you've got it right...normally he's amongst the few that the pub has to kick out at closing time ;-))

      November 22, 2012

    • Adrian

      Ha well shows what you know - Sunday I will be on my 600 calories day so no beer for me - just black tea!

      November 22, 2012

  • Roger

    As well as our guest speaker, is there time for Steve Anthony & me (mutual musical sidekicks) to come and serenade you with a few relevant songs (for maybe 20 minutes?)

    November 11, 2012

    • Roger

      Acoustic guitar, possibly cello (or acoustic bass - haven't decided yet) & our two voices. No amplification.

      November 12, 2012

    • Georgi L.

      Unfortunately we couldn't arrange a venue in a suitable way this time, but Roger + Steve will be playing for us at another meetup soon.

      November 19, 2012

  • Serah

    music! how nice i have always thought there is not enough music in atheism about time we introduce some, hope i can attend

    November 16, 2012

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