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Public Meeting - Presentation on Reproductive Justice & Nominations for Board

Arrive anytime between 1:00 and 2:00, here's the schedule:

1:00-1:15 p.m. – Social time
1:15-1:45 p.m. – Business Meeting - Nominations for Board
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Break
2:00-3:30 p.m. – Public Lecture on Reproductive Justice
4:00-whenever – Dinner at Panda Garden (1706 Lexington Avenue North; Roseville, MN)


Public Lecture: Why Atheists Should Care about the Progressive Religious Voice for Reproductive Justice 40 Years After Roe

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe vs. Wade Ruling. The landmark case legalized abortion and helped to ensure that women and their family have the right to plan their reproductive lives. Minnesota Atheists has taken a Public Policy Position on reproductive rights in favor of allowing the women right to choose. The arguments against abortion are predominately religious, claiming that that 'life' begins at conception, based on ensoulment. Reverend Kelli Clement will be speaking at the upcoming Minnesota Atheists’ monthly meeting. She will discuss the importance, and subsequent impact of this ruling. She will also address the question: "What have religious progressives done to confront and counter religious conservatives on the issue of reproductive rights?"

Rev. Kelli Clement is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. A Unitarian Universalist, she is a graduate of United Theological Seminary where she was the coordinator of Seminarians for Choice, and is a part of the national speakers bureau of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project. Kelli lives with husband Mike in south Minneapolis.


Join the Board: Nominations are at the Business Meeting

Board Nominations are this January at the monthly public meeting, with elections following in February. If you have any interest in helping guide Minnesota Atheists in its future endeavors and growth, please consider joining the board of Minnesota Atheists. Now is the time to ask someone to nominate you, or make sure you are qualified for next year’s elections by paying membership dues.

There are nine board positions: President, Associate President, Chair, Associate Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and three At-Large positions.  Some incumbents have already expressed an interest in running.  However, all of the positions are up for re-election; having choices is a good thing.

To qualify for the At-Large positions, you need to be a dues paying member of Minnesota Atheists for at least 6 months prior to taking office on March 1, 2013; for the rest of the board positions it’s a year that you need to be a dues paying member.  You must be nominated by another member in good standing (you can't nominate yourself) and you need not be present to be nominated.  If you have any questions about joining the board, let me or another board member know. Heather, [masked]


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