What we're about

Join other Atheists/nonbelievers for conversation and camaraderie. Our main event is the weekly dinner every Tuesday evening - check the Calendar section to find us. We also have other events, often in coordination with some of the other local groups, and if you want to host something else we will happily add something to the schedule.

For more detail about the group including rules and policies, please see the facebook presence for the group at: Facebook: Dallas-Plano Atheists (https://www.facebook.com/pg/DallasPlanoAtheists/notes/)

Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly D-PA Meetup: Saltgrass Steakhouse ['75, S of Spring Valley]

Saltgrass Steak House

[Ask for the Meetup group.]

Please RSVP by the Saturday prior to the Meetup if at all possible so I can get accurate numbers to the restaurant when I call in the reservation. The more attendees we have the more important that is since they might need to adjust staffing.

If you have ideas for future locations we should consider for the group, please use a web browser to visit the Meetup site and consider adding a Suggestion under the "Home" tab. Also see the "Discussions" tab for notes on how locations are picked and what criteria makes for places that work well for us.

FOF Crosslist: Women of Reason Dallas

Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant and Pastries

After months of la Madeleine in Plano, there was a request to have dinner at this location to change things up. Join your fellow female freethinkers to discuss whatever topic crosses our minds! This meeting is inclusionary and confidential. Please respect these guidelines. This is a safe space for those who identify as women as well as non-binary people.

For our male identifying members:
FAQ:
Q: "Why women only?" or "Why are you trying to exclude men?"
A: The Fellowship of Freethought Dallas is welcoming to all, but we recognize that safe spaces are needed for some groups, including those that wish to discuss issues unique to women. Safe spaces are not the same as inclusion. We appreciate that you kindly respect these boundaries.
Q: Does the Fellowship of Freethought Dallas have other events besides this one?
A: Yes! We have other social and community outreach activities for all of our members including families. See the calendar on the meetup page for all events. We look forward to seeing you there!
Q: I don't identify as a woman. Why do I get these e-mails?
A: Some events are intended for a sub-set of the larger group. With the way that meetup handles "announcement" notifications for a group, though, members of the group at-large get e-mail about the specific meetups targeted at the sub-set. It really doesn't make sense to force that sub-group to start an entirely new top-level Meetup Group just for a sub-set of the larger group, particularly since that's part of why the sub-group is meeting in the first place. There's already enough marginalization and alienation that certain sub-groups already have in our community. When you get e-mail about those events, consider it not in your interest area and just use the delete key to pass it by while knowing you're part of the larger community doing what's needed to help all feel welcome."
Q: I still feel uncomfortable about a group dedicated to a subset. Can I ask more about this?
A: Of course, we are reasonable people who love reasonable discussions! If you behave in a troll-like manner, however, you will be reported to the administrators of this group.

FOF Crosslist: Women of Reason Dallas

la Madeleine

Join your fellow female freethinkers to discuss whatever topic crosses our minds! This meeting is inclusionary and confidential. Please respect these guidelines. This is a safe space for those who identify as women as well as non-binary people.

For our male identifying members:
FAQ:
Q: "Why women only?" or "Why are you trying to exclude men?"
A: The Fellowship of Freethought Dallas is welcoming to all, but we recognize that safe spaces are needed for some groups, including those that wish to discuss issues unique to women. Safe spaces are not the same as inclusion. We appreciate that you kindly respect these boundaries.
Q: Does the Fellowship of Freethought Dallas have other events besides this one?
A: Yes! We have other social and community outreach activities for all of our members including families. See the calendar on the meetup page for all events. We look forward to seeing you there!
Q: I don't identify as a woman. Why do I get these e-mails?
A: Some events are intended for a sub-set of the larger group. With the way that meetup handles "announcement" notifications for a group, though, members of the group at-large get e-mail about the specific meetups targeted at the sub-set. It really doesn't make sense to force that sub-group to start an entirely new top-level Meetup Group just for a sub-set of the larger group, particularly since that's part of why the sub-group is meeting in the first place. There's already enough marginalization and alienation that certain sub-groups already have in our community. When you get e-mail about those events, consider it not in your interest area and just use the delete key to pass it by while knowing you're part of the larger community doing what's needed to help all feel welcome."
Q: I still feel uncomfortable about a group dedicated to a subset. Can I ask more about this?
A: Of course, we are reasonable people who love reasonable discussions! If you behave in a troll-like manner, however, you will be reported to the administrators of this group.

Weekly D-PA Meetup: [VIRTUAL] Online event via Zoom

Online event

This week is VIRTUAL via an online meeting video conference.

The link to connect to Zoom is available where the event location is usually displayed.
Meeting ID: See 11 digit number that starts with 859 in the link.
Password:[masked]

If you do not have a working Zoom application, you can use one of the following dial-in numbers for audio-only participation:
[masked] US (Houston)
[masked] US (Tacoma)
[masked] US (San Jose)
[masked] US (Germantown)
[masked] US (Chicago)
[masked] US (New York)
Meeting ID: See 11 digit number that starts with 859 in the link.
Password:[masked]

The D-PA organizers have been watching the news closely regarding the COVID-19 spread, effects, and local response to it. We have taken into account the commentary/advice of medical experts as well as statements and orders of the various local cities and other governmental entities.
We are still in transition mode between in person and online events. For now we are alternating between online only events and in person events.
In the interim, please stay safe and help those in need around us. If anyone in the Meetup needs anything please post, either in the D-PA Meetup discussion area, or join one of the Facebook groups.
Use your meetup account to ask an organizer for an invite to the “Secret” Facebook group for when you miss the weekly conversations (or if you need any assistance with anything while daily life is in disarray).
Please keep yourselves and those around you safe and we will still be here returning to normal outings as soon as it seems wise to do so.
Thank you,
Your D-PA Meetup Organizers

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