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"The Joy of Godless Sex" by Fred Edwords at The George Washington U.

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This event is being hosted by SKEPTIC (Science and Knowledge Empowering People to Intelligently Choose) at The George Washington University.

Fred Edwords
"The Joy of Godless Sex"

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Marvin Center Amphitheater

When it comes to sexuality, two sizes don't fit all. Nor does one institution. That's why a nontheistic, humanist approach recognizes sexual diversity, individuality, freedom, and responsibility. And that's why humanists continue to work for an end to needless guilt and repression and actively call for a broadening of human possibilities and pleasures.

Free and open to the public. The Marvin Center Amphitheater is located on the 3rd Floor of the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center.

Directions? The Marvin Center building has entrances both on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets, and on 21st Street between H and Eye Streets. If you are traveling by Metro to campus, exit at the stop marked Foggy Bottom/GWU on the Orange and Blue lines. As you exit the station, you will be at 23rd and I Streets; it is a 3 block walk to the Marvin Center. While GW recommends visitors take Public Transportation to campus, a visitor's parking garage is located between 23rd and 22nd Streets and H and Eye Streets. (While there are multiple decks on campus this is the only deck that accommodates visitors.) The visitor entrance is on Eye Street. The parking fee is $7 for one hour, $13 for two, and there is a $16 daily maximum.

This event was made possible with support from the Secular Student Alliance.

A leading voice for humanism in the United States and abroad, Fred Edwords is recognized as an outstanding lecturer, debater, and inspirational speaker on human rights, humanist philosophical issues, and humanist lifestyle concerns. He has appeared on national and local television in the United States and Canada, has been interviewed on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured in North America, Europe, and India. He has also written for several publications in the United States and elsewhere.

Fred Edwords began his humanist activism in 1977 as vice president of the Humanist Association of San Diego. He became president the next year, expanded his reach as American Humanist Association West Coast regional coordinator in 1979, and became national administrator for the organization in 1980. He then served for fifteen years as AHA executive director [masked]) and twelve years as editor of the Humanist magazine [masked]). Edwords subsequently shifted his attention to bringing humanism to a wider public as AHA director of communications. Today he serves as a management and PR consultant to the AHA while taking on a new role as the head of the United Coalition of Reason, a new organization that promotes local cooperation among humanist and freethought groups in cities across the United States.

Fred Edwords is also seen as a leader in the broader community of reason. He was the first president [masked]) of Camp Quest, Inc., a summer camp for freethinking children, and served in various leadership roles on the staff of the Ohio camp from 1998 to 2008. He has also served on the boards of the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the National Center for Science Education, served as vice president of the North American Committee for Humanism, and is currently a co-mentor of Class 16 of the Humanist Institute. In 1980 he was the founding editor of the Creation/Evolution journal—the only publication dedicated to answering the pseudoscientific, philosophical, educational, and legal arguments of creationists—serving as its editor for eleven years. For such work Edwords was recognized in the mid-1980s as Rationalist of the Year by the American Rationalist Federation and as a Humanist Pioneer by the American Humanist Association. He continues as an advisor to the Secular Student Alliance and as a humanist celebrant in the Humanist Society.

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