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AASF: Secularism 2014 - Where the Rubber Meets the Road

For January Atheist Advocates of SF features Tom Manger of the Secular Coalition for California (SCCA), speaking on secular activism.

The number of non-believers is increasing rapidly. Like all social movements, the laws that represent us lag behind our wishes. However, that is now set to change rapidly as well. Come see this presentation to get an update about secular activism in California and nationwide.

The Secular Coalition for California (SCCA) was formed early last year as a lobbying organization to express non-theist viewpoints to California lawmakers. It had several successes in 2013 helping to minimize religious bias and religious privileging as presented in new legislation. With the 55 atheist billboards going up around Sacramento this past December and with a newly organized secular voice, there are many positive activities planned for 2014.

SecularityUSA (SUSA) is a newly formed nationwide grassroots project spearheaded by Sean Faircloth and backed by the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Americans United and others. SUSA provides a specific and practical plan to return America to a secular government. This project is a game changer. There are many ways for individuals to join in and bring their individual talents to this effort.

Tom Manger is the Legislative Chair for the Secular Coalition for California (SCCA). He is also chair of the Volunteer Management Committee for SecularityUSA (SUSA). He invites you to learn about these two organizations and the many ways you can contribute to the movement.

Afterwards we will go to dinner at a nearby reasonable Chinese restaurant.

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When: Sunday, January 12th at 3:00 PM. (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00.)

Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco

Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.

Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.

Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)

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