For those unfamiliar, Skepchick is a group of women (and one deserving guy) who write about science, skepticism, and pseudoscience. With intelligence, curiosity, and occasional snark, the group tackles diverse topics from astronomy to astrology, psychics to psychology (with plenty of coverage devoted to creationism/intelligent design, faith healing, and other supernatural religious claims).
For more information, check out the website: http://skepchick.org/
Now, on to the actual event:
Skeptical activism has a long and glorious history of capturing – and changing – hearts and minds. How can skeptics learn from the successes of various social movements, and use those methods to take on issues like vaccinations, homeopathy, and evolution education? Find out in this step-by-step, interactive overview of Skeptical Activism.
Hosted by Desiree Schell (of the live radio show and podcast Skeptically Speaking) and Maria Walters (organizer of the Atlanta Skeptics), this event is a great opportunity to learn how to promote critical thinking and make a difference in your community.
This event is free to attend, but since take-home materials and lunch will be provided, Skepchick is asking for a suggested donation of $10 to help cover its costs. However, you’re free to send any amount you’d like. All funds go toward the organization of the workshop. Here's a link to donate:
Your donation will register you for the workshop, but if you’d like to attend for free, simply send an email to [masked] and you'll be added to the list. (And if you can’t attend, you can still send in a donation to help offset the costs of putting this on!) You do NOT need to pay admission to CONvergence to attend.
Feedback is welcome, so please feel free to say what you hope to learn at the workshop, and to include any activism experience you might already have to help better tailor the workshop to your needs. Also, please include any dietary requirements you might have. You'll be contacted by email with further info.
Hope you can make it!