Aug 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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All over the country minorities face outward discrimination and hate. The Westboro Baptist Church uses homophobic language. Atheist students’ lives are threatened when challenging church/state separation issues. These are obvious forms of aggression. But what about everyday occurrences? In this presentation, Cleveland Skeptics member Patrick Regan will talk about everyday acts against atheists using the framework of Microagressions, and why atheists should take action against them.
A Q&A session will follow the talk.
This is a join meetup with The Cleveland Skeptics. Up to about 25 people will be attending.
Our speaker's bio:
Patrick was born in Illinois, raised in Iowa, and now lives in Akron, OH. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Loras College, with minors in Mathematics and Psychology. He first became interested in skepticism after learning more about the history of his religion while also taking cognitive psychology classes. His current skeptical interests include claims about religion, how our own brains fool us, and internet hoaxes.
THE EVENT WILL START AT 6PM AND THE LECTURE WILL START AT 6:30PM. THIS WILL GIVE EVERYONE TIME TO ARRIVE AND GET FOOD BEFORE THE LECTURE STARTS.
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