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Food for Thought

This is our monthly, family-friendly gathering.

6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Announcements and Guest Lecture
7:45pm Dinner
9:30pm Doors Close

There is a designated space for cooperative parent child care.

Dinner Menu:  TBD

Admission paid at door.
General Public:  Lecture $5 or Lecture including Dinner $10

FOCs:  Lecture FREE, Dinner $7 and $4 for children under 12

Please RSVP the day before by 2pm so that our food volunteers know how many people to buy and prepare food for.  Thanks!


April’s Food for Thought looks to be an interesting evening! We’ll begin with announcements, and then hear two brief “travel reports” from a CFI-Portland member who attended the recent Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., and a member who attended the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference near Seattle. If you didn’t get a chance to attend these two important events, come to Food for Thought to hear what they were like.

April’s talk is entitled, “Radiation: Risks and Rationality.” Our guest speaker, Chuck Cooper, has a degree in Environmental Health and Safety from OSU and has worked at PSU for 27 years in various safety and environmental health functions. He currently supports Research Safety at PSU as a senior advisor for Bio-safety, Chemical Safety, and Radiation Safety. As an environmental safety professional, Chuck must effectively respond to the concerns of the people he serves while basing his decisions on science. Radiation often induces fear. How much of this fear is justified? He will discuss radiation risks, including those posed by nuclear energy, from a scientific perspective, and give needed background information that can inform policy and personal decisions - and, maybe, help you figure out when it's time to panic.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speaker and good food!

    April 21, 2012

  • SylviaB

    Wes, come, absolutely. The RSVPs aren't closed becasue there is a limit on the number of attendees, but because Anne needs to know ahead of time how many to bring food for (as she said). We can always fudge by a couple of people. We just would like it if people got in the habit of considering Anne in their RSVPs, so we close them early.

    April 20, 2012

  • anne h.

    It was only closed cause we wanted an accurate count for the food. As the food provider, I'm sure we can accommodate Wes.

    April 19, 2012

  • Jon P.

    That can't be right, can it? The room can hold more than who has RSVP'd to date. Contact Dani? Come anyway... :-)

    April 19, 2012

  • Wes M.

    Tried to RSVP, but got a message that no room was left for me! Oh, well, that's the price of success . . .

    April 19, 2012

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