What we're about

This Meetup is a coalition of most of the Bay Area Freethought groups. We post our various meetings, hoping that people will find groups that suit their outlook. A number of Skeptical meetings are also posted here. We're an "umbrella" for a few locations at once: SF, North, East, and South Bays, and the Peninsula.

Some groups post their meetings as recurring, meaning you will see several meetings listed as upcoming. But most post their meetings a couple of weeks before the event. This can give the appearance that meetings are dominated by the groups with recurring events.

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Upcoming events (5)

An American Genocide (online)

Online event

This event is sponsored by the San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Humanists and Non-Theists Committee. Dr. Benjamin Madley, Ph.D, UCLA, author of An American Genocide. We are honored to be able to present professor Benjamin Madley at this holiday weekend Zoom meeting. In our quest to educate ourselves about American history, and after celebrating our most American holiday, Thanksgiving, it is fitting that we look closely at the history of our country, and our state in particular. Professor Madley is Associate Professor of History at UCLA, where he writes about Native America, the United States, and colonialism in world history. Born in Redding, California, he spent much of his childhood in Karuk Country near the Oregon border where he became interested in relationships between colonizers and Indigenous peoples. He will speak about his break-through book, published by Yale University Press, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe,[masked]. Madley describes pre-contact California before explaining how the Gold Rush stirred vigilante violence against California Indians. He narrates the rise of a state-sanctioned killing machine and the broad societal, judicial, and political support for genocide. Many participated: vigilantes, volunteer state militiamen, U.S. Army soldiers, U.S. congressmen, California governors, and others. The state and federal governments spent at least $1,700,000 on campaigns against California Indians. This book received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, the Raphael Lemkin Book Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide, the Charles Redd Center / Phi Alpha Theta Award for the Best Book on the American West, the California Book Awards Gold Medal for Californiana, and many other awards. According to former California Governor Jerry Brown, "Madley corrects the record with his gripping story of what really happened: the actual genocide of a vibrant civilization, thousands of years in the making." The link for the Zoom event will be sent a few hours before the event to those who have RSVPed.

Godless Perverts Social Club

Wicked Grounds

Join us every first Tuesday of the month at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s renowned BDSM-themed coffee house for an evening of conversation and socializing. Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. There are few enough places to land when you decide that you’re an atheist; far fewer if you’re also LGBT, queer, kinky, poly, trans, or are just interested in sexuality. All orientations, genders, and kinks (or lack thereof) welcome. There’s no admission, but we ask that you buy food and drink at the counter, or make a donation to the venue.

Humanist Global Charity (online)

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This event is sponsored by the Bay Area Humanists and cross-posted from https://www.meetup.com/sfhumanists/events/274556103/ Humanist Global Charity (HGC) is a SF East Bay nonprofit that has been helping impoverished humanists around the world since 2013. HGC built the 'world's first atheist orphanage' in Uganda in 2015, and it set up the 'world's first Safe House for Ex-Muslims' in Nigeria in 2019. Its annual budget is around $100,000 and it's done projects in 48 nations, primarily Sub Saharan Africa. At the present time, it primarily offers $300 in start-up funds to humanist entrepreneurs. 2021 will be an exciting move for HGC because it is focusing its new activities in India (slums of Mumbai) and Nepal (poor rural villages and Kathmandu slums) and possibly Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Mongolia. The director - Hank Pellissier - will present an overview of HGC activities in the last 7 years, with special attention given to 2021 intentions. The link to this Zoom event will be sent a few hours before the event to those who have RSVPed.

Humanism: Principles and History (Online)

Online event

This event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Humanists and Non-Theists Humanism is a philosophy or way of live embraced by millions of people around the world, even if some do not attach this label to their worldview. In this presentation, Jim Barnett will review the history of humankind’s efforts to understand the best way to live ethical and happy lives and to understand the natural world around them without relying on supernatural beings. He will discuss the principles commonly held by most humanists in the contemporary world. Jim is a graduate of the Humanists Institute and an organizer of local humanists groups. The Zoom link will be sent a few hours before the event to those who have RSVPed. Everyone is welcome.

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The Math Magi: Seminal figures in Western mathematics

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