What we're about

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The Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics (CVAAS) consists of Atheists, Skeptics, Secular Humanists, Freethinkers, Brights, non-believers and other Secular people who don't require supernatural explanations of the natural world.

We offer a fun environment where skeptical and secular people can take a break from the area's religious environment.

We also host tabling events to raise awareness of our group and secular viewpoints, we participate in the public sector to act as a secular voice in the California Central Valley, and we work to educate and inspire the public using science and rational viewpoints.

CVAAS has hosted and supported the following events:

• Michael Shermer vs Dinesh D’Souza Debate

• Breakfast with James Randi

• Goparaju Vijayam – Exec. Director of Atheist Centre of India lecture

• Bill Maher at the Saroyan Theatre

• Atheist billboard in Fresno

• City Council prayer protest with the FFRF

• Camp Quest West

• Fresno Bee ghost hunter counterpoint interview

• Lectures at University of Phoenix

CVAAS also hosts our annual Heretic’s Barbecue in October.

CVAAS is affiliated with other secular and rational groups, including the Coalition of Reason, American Atheists, Secular Student Alliance, Secular Coalition for America, Atheist Alliance International, Orange County Freethought Alliance and the Central Valley Café Scientifique.

Find out what we’re doing next, learn about upcoming events, listen to our lecture series and read more about us at the CVAAS website:


Upcoming events (5+)

Adopt A Highway Cleanup

Letterman Park

It's time again to clean a highway! We'll be meeting at Letterman Park to go over safety protocols and get geared up to clean Highway 168 between Bullard and the half mile marker to Fowler. After we finish with clean up, we'll have lunch/brunch (depending on how quickly we work and the amount of trash). As stated, you must go through the training with either me or Cart before you can participate. Feel free to schedule a time with either of us. Also, please remember to dress in long pants and sturdy boots as there is a lot of brush we walk through.

Drinking Skeptically

Wahoos Fish Tacos

Come join us for an evening of fun, food, and your favorite beverage! Drinking Skeptically is where CVAAS members and friends meet to discuss any topic. Nothing is off the table. Our one rule is this: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence! We meet at Wahoo's Fish Taco near The SaveMart Center by Fresno State (usually al fresco weather permitting). You can find Wahoo's off of Shaw between The SaveMart Center and the 168 Freeway. The restaurant/bar faces the Maya Theater. Look for the CVAAS donation cup and skeptical looking people. We are there from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (or longer) on the first Sunday of every month! Come on down and join us!

Monthly Coffee and Brunch with SWAC

Panera Bread

Join us for our monthly coffee date! Come join us non-affiliated skeptics for coffee, breakfast, and conversation! Hope to see you there!

Rational Horizons

Betty Rodriguez Library

The next Rational Horizons is on... the horizon. (equivocation or tautology?) Indeed, this next meeting will cover some of the basics of logical fallacies. What are they? What are the most common? And we'll play a game of logical fallacy bingo using real world examples! Note: We've changed the venue for this meeting to the Betty Rodriguez Library.

Past events (835)

Movie Night

Cart's House

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