Mark your calendar for the upcoming MMAH Dinner Meeting to be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Join us for another evening of discussion and fun and an opportunity to get acquainted with new members who have joined us in recent months.
The featured speaker for this month is Aubrey Adrianson who will be presenting on "Salvation Through Atheism." She will spotlight religious dogmas that continue to plague our society and discuss how a worldview based in atheism or humanism is key to better choices for individuals and the community. In her talk, she will also present ways to promote secular values, including how to educate our children about religion and atheism.
Aubrey Adrianson is an author and teaches English as a Second Language to adults. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Grand Valley State University. Aubrey has taught English in a variety of settings but most enjoys teaching English to adults.
Aubrey became interested in the secular movement after having children. She was becoming concerned about what seemed to her as the institutionalized and systematic indoctrination of her children. Since then, she has sought out other atheists, started a blog, and written books. Her blog, "Being Atheist in a Christian America", focuses on a variety of topics including feminism, church state separation, and parenting, but also branches out into other topics. Aubrey is involved with the Secular Student Alliance and plans to continue advocating for a truly secular education in our schools. Her books are focused on parenting and children’s fiction.
Besides her passion in promoting secular values, Aubrey enjoys practicing culinary arts in her kitchen and engaging in physical activities that include belly dancing and TaeKwonDo martial arts.
Dinner and Socializing will be from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM.
Presentation will start at 6:30 PM.
Old Great Wall Restaurant (Private Banquet Room)
4832 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Click on http://maps.google.co... interactive map. (Not to be confused with the World Buffet Restaurant on the same strip mall, located west of Mall Drive that runs N-S between the 2 restaurants)
• Buffet $9.65 incl. tax (beverage extra except for hot tea)
• Order individual entrée from the menu
RSVP appreciated by email and/or on our Meetup website http://atheists.meetup.com/453 to provide an approximate headcount.
Jim Hong, Director
Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists
American Atheists Affiliate
"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe."