Past Meetup

SKIPPING CHURCH - MEMBERS SPEAK - Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn - NOTE New Times

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Louis Robidoux Library

5840 Mission Boulevard · Jurupa Valley, CA

How to find us

We are in the separate "community room". Look for the open door before you enter the library.

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NOTE: Please note the date is the third Sunday of March rather than our usual second Sunday with a new time. Lunch will NOT be served but we will meet after this event at a local restaurant for early dinner and discussion.

Join us as our friend and member, Rebecca Rodrigue Lynn speaks on, "Is Religion Still an Accepted Justification for Homophobia?". Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn is a writer and activist who focuses on the human impact of public policy on marginalized communities. She is also a pop culture enthusiast who believes in the transformative power of our shared stories. Rebekah studied politics at UCLA and public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her work on policy and immigrant rights has been published in The Establishment, Zócalo Public Square, and The Huffington Post. Her work on all things Sci-fi/Fantasy can be found on Nerds and Beyond, where she is a staff writer. Her LGBT fiction was included in Sapphire Books Publishing anthology Fandom to Fantasy. Rebekah lives in Yucaipa with her son and her two rescue pups.

As newly affiliated with the American Humanist Association, the IEAAH seeks to help achieve the goodness and fullness of life by gathering and sharing in fellowship, community organization, prioritizing our engagement with the larger world and galvanizing the humanist outlook as a voting block for our like-minded members.

$5.00 Entry and includes bottled water.
Kids are not charged for entry and are warmly welcomed to attend.

On the second Sundays of the month and for our main, monthly meeting, we hold our speakers’ series program, “Skipping Church – Members Speak”. Come at 1:30 PM and help set-up and make new friends. There will be a social time beginning at 1:30 PM, and then one of our own members speaking for about 40-45 minutes on their choice of a subject then followed up by 15 minutes or more of Q&A. Mingling with your community has been proven to enhance your sense of well-being* so please come and join us.

Our group will provide an accepting community where you can feel comfortable no matter your race, creed and sexual orientation as well as you being an important and appreciated part. Find a place and purpose to volunteer. Join in with your friends and community as we become more engaged in spreading our values throughout our larger community. Keep your heart happy and full.

Kids may stay in the adjoining room right next to us and entertain themselves or sit with you and you can still hear and participate in the lecture and discussion. Come early at 1 PM when the library opens and check them out some books. Tell your friends with kids they are more than welcome to come. We love to see your kids! Contact me for more information.

*Gallup polls across 130 countries show that people with higher personal wellbeing are more likely to say they give time, money, or help to their communities. In fact, do-gooders are twice as likely to consider themselves "thriving," rather than "suffering."
[masked] SCHEDULE
Phil Calderone Sept 9 Defending Reality
Bruce Gleason Oct 14 Examining Woo
Dorothy Husen November 16 Mindfulness
Eric Ozols December Counter-Apologetics
Peter Montoya Jan 13 Our Prosperity Is Bankrupting Our Humanity
Karen Darnell Feb 10 Subtle Forms of Persuasion
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn Mar 10 TBD
Jill Braun April 14 TBD
Eric Ozols - May 12 Counter-Apologetics
Kathy Hardun June 9 Medieval Times and Misconceptions
Dorothy Husen Jul 14 Evolutionary Psychology: How our
brains evolved and why we don't need religion