CFINO Presents: "The Right Way to be Wrong"

Join us for Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio's March Cleveland chapter program, featuring a talk by CFINO's Akron/Canton chapter VP of Programming Monette Richards.

Do we - as secularists, humanists, atheists and skeptics - sometimes become too defensive? Are there times when we “double down” too much in our discourse with the religious, political conservatives, and each other - whether or not we are right or wrong? Monette will explore this topic and present her ideas for healthier, more meaningful discourse in her program, The Right Way to Be Wrong.

"Privilege, by nature, can blind us to the ways we harm others. Just as the religious majority, unwittingly, steps on our toes, we can often step on the toes of other minorities or women. This can lead to hurt feelings and anger directed at us as the toe steppers.

How should we react once our toe treading is pointed out to us?

What tools can you use to overcome the initial emotional backlash for said toe stepping?

Why is telling people to "Get steel toed boots" not an answer?"

Light refreshments will be served... see you there! :)

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  • jackie t.

    I have only attended a couple of meetings but was so glad I didn't miss this one. A great presentation and follow up discussion. Thanks !

    3 · March 14, 2013

  • Mark T.

    Despite the fact that some spongebrain forgot to bring equipment for visuals, which was I :( , Monette gave a very compelling talk and there was excellent discussion afterwards with good group involvement. It was a pleasure to meet Jackie, Nat and Max!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    Monette gave a great presentation and afterwards handled the question/discussion period with ease and kept it thought provoking. It was obvious the audience was engaged and self evaluating, which can only be good! This topic has many facets and could be continued in another presentation!

    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Marni T.

    Can this be recorded for those who can't attend?

    1 · March 12, 2013

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