HOH CITY-WIDE MONTHLY GATHERING: Science Advocate Zack Kopplin

Our September Monthly Gathering features secular activist Zack Kopplin, a college student who has recently emerged as one of the most compelling voices for science advocacy in the country.

Zack recently spearheaded a campaign to rally Nobel laureate scientists in opposition to the Louisiana Science Education Act, conceived of the Second Giant Leap for Humankind, and has led an ongoing campaign to fight creationist vouchers

The recipient of the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award, Zack has made numerous appearances in both the local and national media including recent appearances on Moyers & CompanyReal Time w/Bill Maher, and MSNBC, as well as cover stories in the Houston Press and Houston Chronicle.

In the days immediately prior to this event, Zack will be testifying before the State Board of Education at the textbook adoption hearings and attending a rally in Austin calling for the preservation of real science standards in the Texas textbooks. These hearings will be critical for the future of science in both Texas and nationally, as the national textbook publishers base their textbooks on the standards Texas adopts.

Come hear Zack as he shares about his experience in Austin, as well as his ongoing efforts to promote science both locally and nationwide.

Update: Also speaking on Saturday will be Elizabeth Williams, a high school science teacher and the faculty sponsor of the Austin High Secular Student Alliance group, which gained national media attention last year.

Our City-Wide Monthly Gathering is the cornerstone of all HOH activities, where people from the entire Houston and surrounding areas are invited to come. It generally starts with announcements and a brief presentation of a humanist topic, followed by guest speaker and Q&A/discussion.

Please remember the needy: As part of an ongoing program, we encourage everyone to bring canned goods for donation to the End Hunger network.

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