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Title: Book Event: Secular Nation, with David Niose
Date: Friday August 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Yahoo Center Community Room (at street level on corner of building)
Notes: Book Event: Secular Nation, with David Niose, August 10th in Santa Monica
Humanist Association of Los Angeles. West Side Discussion Group
Meets Friday, August 10th, 2011, at 7 pm
Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(between 26th and Cloverfield. Sign with HBO in front)
** Special Schedule, Friday night instead of Sunday **
Joint meeting with Southern California Community of Reason
Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans
presented by author David Niose
In July, AHA's president, David Niose, will release his book, Nonbeliever Nation. The book, published by Macmillian, will explore the growing number of Americans who are organizing against the religious right.
From the book's description:
"Today's culture wars are more heated than ever. Education, public policy, and the separation between church and state have become a battlefield, and many are frustrated with the success the Religious Right has had in shaping the national agenda, from putting the brakes on gay marriage in California to stripping textbooks in Texas of references to Thomas Jefferson. But today, a growing nonreligious minority, nearly 20 percent of Americans, are finally organizing and taking explicit political positions.
In Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose argues that America was never in fact a Christian nation and shows how the Religious Right successfully took control of the social and political narrative.
He takes us across the country to meet the secular groups now forming in opposition to that force from humanist gatherings to the rise of the New Atheists to the explosion of secular groups on college and even high school campuses. Niose discusses their political goals, including lobbying efforts, legal strategies, and outreach through advertising and education, and what still needs to be done to make the secular voice a game changer in American politics."
David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association, an attorney, and the author of the popular Psychology Today blog, "Our Humanity, Naturally." He has appeared widely in national international media advocating for secularism and humanism, including Fox News, BBC, NPR, and many others. Niose also serves as vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a Washington-based lobbying group.
HALA is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. This meeting is free and the public is invited.
Our web site is www.hala.org.
Tonight's meeting is held in cooperation with the other members of the Southern California Community of Reason (COR).
Larry A. Taylor
1850 S. Colby Ave., Apt. 8
Los Angeles, CA 90025