addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Dinner Meeting w/Special Speaker

Hello Everyone,

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.

Speaker Profile

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 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)

Menu Options:
• 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 to provide an approximate headcount.

Jim Hong, Director
Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists
American Atheists Affiliate
(517)[masked] cell

"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."
---Carl Sagan

Join or login to comment.

  • Carrie B.

    Really enjoyed the speaker.

    October 15, 2013

  • Will

    It seems so strange we need to be reminded that Christianity is more bizare than the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Halloween, put together Sadly for the present we are surrounded by this religion aka superstition. Good presentation Aubrey!

    October 14, 2013

  • Steve

    Great job Aubrey! I could not have agreed with you more on so many points. Thank you!

    October 14, 2013

  • Eva

    Aubrey gave a very interesting, enjoyable, and thought provoking presentation, outlining differences in the way many theists and secular humanists think about certain issues and address certain problems.

    October 14, 2013

  • Derek

    Very enjoyable talk and discussion. Thanks Aubrey!

    October 14, 2013

  • dean r.

    Speaker was very interesting

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to change my RSVP to no...sorry I can't make it today. I look forward to next time.

    October 13, 2013

34 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy