What we're about

The Atheist Community of San Jose (ACSJ) is an organization for atheists and like-minded non-believers, founded to develop and support the atheist community and to provide opportunities for socializing, philanthropy, education, and friendship. We promote a positive public perception of atheists and secularists, and work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

We typically meet every other Wednesday for a presentation by a guest speaker. Presentations by notable guest speakers and ACSJ members cover a broad spectrum of topics, some examples include atheism, religion, secularism, science, philosophy, and more. Additional events range from attending outside speaking events and debates to hiking, bowling, pub crawling, dinners, and philanthropic activities. We are a community in every sense of the word, with members having diverse talents and interests. We are also a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization.

"We are not creating atheists, we are creating a home for them."
David Silverman
President, American Atheists

Deconverted; Freethinkers; Agnostics; Skeptics and Humanists are welcomed!

Please join us!

http://www.sanjoseatheists.org

To Donate, Go To: http://sanjoseatheists.org/donate/

For Family Themed Events, Join ACSJ Family Fun (http://www.meetup.com/ACSJ-Family-Fun-A-Secular-Playgroup/events/230327423/)!

Upcoming events (5)

7/18 Blood Donation

Stanford Blood Center - Mountain View

-----IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ APPOINTMENT INFO BELOW----- To inform the Stanford Blood Center, when you RSVP to this event, you will be asked to provide your: • Email Address • Full Name • Donor Member ID number OR Birth Date If for any reason you can't completely provide the required information upon RSVPing, Noreen will send you a private message and we can sort it out. If you would be more comfortable emailing Stanford yourself, Noreen can provide contact information. If you never donated with Stanford before or don't have your Member ID number, then your birth date is what they will use to register your appointment, along with your name and email address. Please also include your guests' info if you are bringing someone. After Noreen sends your RSVP info over to Stanford Blood Center, they will email you your "Blood Drive Appointment Confirmation" with exact appointment time via [masked]. Please do not reserve your own appointment via their website, as we have a block of reserved appointments to fill. RSVPs made less than 24 hours before the event will likely be considered walk-ins, without an appointment. Please RSVP early to secure your appointment. The attendee limit for this Meetup event will reflect the amount of afternoon time slots left open, including our reserved slots. You are welcome to arrive as a walk-in, but it is strongly preferred that you RSVP with the group and obtain an actual appointment well before the event date. This is to ensure our good standing reputation and allows SBC to gauge our ability to host our own mobile blood drive events. To cancel your appointment, you can either cancel with the link provided in your confirmation email or call[masked]. Also please leave a comment here and change your RSVP status on this event. -----END OF APPOINTMENT INFO----- Come out and bleed for those in need! For eligibility information click here (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/donate/eligibility-deferral.php). We are donating at the Stanford Blood Center (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/) of Mountain View (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/bcinfo/maps-mv.html), located next to El Camino Hospital. The building will be on your left, opposite St. Francis High School playing fields. "Please remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donation, bring photo ID, a list of all medications you are currently taking, and a list of your travel history." -SBC (if you have a Stanford Blood Center Donor card, please bring it.) This is a good opportunity to wear your ACSJ shirt or hat (http://www.cafepress.com/acsj/10252187). So look out for ACSJ wear when you arrive at the Blood Center. ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

Social Distance Hike II

Casa Loma Road

For our second physical get-together since the Corona virus shutdown, I plan a hike to the 1531-foot highpoint of Calero County Park. Meet at 5:45 PM at the Casa Loma Entrance parking area to the Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve and walk across the street to Calero to start our hike at 6 PM. This is a moderate hike of about 4 miles with about 900 feet of climb. There are scattered trees and bushes, but much of the trail will be in the open, so we'll want to avoid the midday day heat and use sun protection. I'm expecting that the views of the lake to the north and descending sun to the west will make this effort worthwhile. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on this section of trail - but hopefully that means we'll see some wildlife. I expect about 2 to 2.5 hours of hiking time. Bring water and an extra layer since it should be 4 degrees cooler at the highpoint. NOTE: Please be sure to sign up or message me if you intend to come, as we may change the time and location in the last minute depending on weather conditions or the desires/needs of those who want to join.

Celebrate Life: After the Lockdown is Lifted

Uproar Brewing Company

UPDATE (4/3/2020): As anticipated the date will be bumped forward since Santa Clara County has extended the stay-at-home order to May 3. NOTE: Watch the date as it will most likely change. This event will be a GO as soon as the Bay Area lock-down is lifted. At a time like this it's extremely important to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light might be dim right now but it will come, and we all need something to look forward to. Not only will we need to get out and about to relieve that cabin fever but businesses will need our patronage as well. I'll be working on the details and taking suggestions over the coming weeks. The initial plan will be to meet for dinner and then hit a couple more locations for snacks and drinks while we walk around downtown and take in the sights. I'm also thinking we could try to arrange for Uber/Lyft transportation for groups of people in order to give them some of our business. Stay tuned and feel free to provide suggestions in the comments below. We could also move this event to a Saturday and turn it into a wine tasting tour at a nearby location such as Morgan Hill or Livermore. Please let me know your preferences.

9/19 Blood Donation + 11:30am Brunch

Stanford Blood Center - Mountain View

-----IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ APPOINTMENT INFO BELOW----- To inform the Stanford Blood Center, when you RSVP to this event, you will be asked to provide your: • Email Address • Full Name • Donor Member ID number OR Birth Date If for any reason you can't completely provide the required information upon RSVPing, Noreen will send you a private message and we can sort it out. If you would be more comfortable emailing Stanford yourself, Noreen can provide contact information. If you never donated with Stanford before or don't have your Member ID number, then your birth date is what they will use to register your appointment, along with your name and email address. Please also include your guests' info if you are bringing someone. After Noreen sends your RSVP info over to Stanford Blood Center, they will email you your "Blood Drive Appointment Confirmation" with exact appointment time via [masked]. Please do not reserve your own appointment via their website, as we have a block of reserved appointments to fill. RSVPs made less than 24 hours before the event will likely be considered walk-ins, without an appointment. Please RSVP early to secure your appointment. The attendee limit for this Meetup event will reflect the amount of afternoon time slots left open, including our reserved slots. You are welcome to arrive as a walk-in, but it is strongly preferred that you RSVP with the group and obtain an actual appointment well before the event date. This is to ensure our good standing reputation and allows SBC to gauge our ability to host our own mobile blood drive events. To cancel your appointment, you can either cancel with the link provided in your confirmation email or call[masked]. Also please leave a comment here and change your RSVP status on this event. -----END OF APPOINTMENT INFO----- Come out and bleed for those in need! For eligibility information click here (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/donate/eligibility-deferral.php). We are donating at the Stanford Blood Center (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/) of Mountain View (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/bcinfo/maps-mv.html), located next to El Camino Hospital. The building will be on your left, opposite St. Francis High School playing fields. "Please remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donation, bring photo ID, a list of all medications you are currently taking, and a list of your travel history." -SBC (if you have a Stanford Blood Center Donor card, please bring it.) This is a good opportunity to wear your ACSJ shirt or hat (http://www.cafepress.com/acsj/10252187). So look out for ACSJ wear when you arrive to the brunch location and/or the Blood Center. 11:30am Brunch Location is New York Pizza at 1040 Grant Rd Ste 310. Mountain View, CA 94040. Located in the Nob Hill Foods shopping center. This is our repeat location. Directions from Brunch Location to Blood Center: https://goo.gl/maps/dYQ4A ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

Past events (628)

Atheists, Agnostics, and Politics--Judith Banister

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