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 (4+)

Trivia night

Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company Beer Garden

Let's be a team on trivia night. However, the way that trivia is being organized there, only 6 people are permitted per group. So if you can't make it, please update your status on meetup, so that others can join us.

Streaming Thursdays

Online event

We're tired of isolation! But we love responsibility!

So we're starting Streaming Wednesdays to have some shared experiences while social distancing.

We've reached the end of what Netflix offers for "The Good Place" and the first season of "Undone," and "The Queen's Gambit". We're now going to give "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", a musical comedy, a try.

Virtual board game night

Online event

Let's get together to play some virtual board games!

There are a number of sites that permit you to play various types of board games online, ranging from party games to strategy games. We will use Discord as the interaction site, and then log on to other sites. I created a group called MASA group.

It would also be helpful if you would create an account in http://boardgamearena.com/. If we decide to play games on other sites, I will provide them at that time.

Drinking Skeptically

Wahoo's 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!

Sign up and join us!

If you've have both your vaccinations and have the recommended two weeks interval, join us for one of our first *official and public* meetings this year.

Past events (1,119)

Dinner and some games


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