Normally our speaker schedule runs from September through April (minus December), but we are pleased to offer a special summer meeting. Hemant Mehta will be speaking to us at our regular location, regular third Sunday at regular 4:00pm, but this time instead of going to a restaurant after the meeting, we will have a potluck, so please bring your favorite (homemade or storebought) dish. SHL will provide drinks and paper goods.
Nearly a third of Americans under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing segment of “nones” are many young atheists who have faced prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for their constitutional right of freedom from religion. In this talk, Hemant Mehta will share stories of students who have fought for their rights, sometimes at tremendous personal cost. Mehta, the “Friendly Atheist,” will also talk about how all of us can help make things better for them, regardless of our age or religious affiliation.
Hemant Mehta is a National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, but he may be better known as the founder of FriendlyAtheist.com and author of I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.Hemant has appeared on Fox News and CNN and has served in leadership positions for atheist organizations nationwide.