• Reuniting America: Healing the Political Divide

    Online event

    Here's the conversation you've been hoping for: a rational look at healing America's political divide. Braver Angels is a bipartisan citizen's movement dedicated to reducing political polarization and reuniting our divided country. Come to this online screening of the Braver Angels documentary, Reuniting America. If you want to get a jump on the content, see the documentary at https://vimeo.com/326913665 and use the password "angels" or visit braverangels.org. The film documents a Braver Angels Workshop held shortly after the 2016 election, when 8 Trump voters and 8 Clinton voters met to exchange views. See for yourself how the Braver Angels methods can reduce polarization and increase respect even among people with radically different political ideas. The participants started the workshop polarized and opposed to each other. By the end, they were able to find common ground and see each other’s common humanity. On November 29, we will view the documentary and discuss your reactions to the film. A leader of the local chapter of Braver Angels, Ed Jaszewski, will talk about Braver Angels and answer questions. This promises to be an inspiring and uplifting experience. SacFAN is considering holding one or more Braver Angels discussion sessions; so if you're interested in attending one, leave a note in the comments below. As always, the Speaker Sieries events are brought to you by Atheists and Other Freethinkers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you're not a member yet, join! Find out more at www.aofonline.org/join. Your SacFAN coordinators are volunteers, and we can't do it all, which is why we invite you to pitch in. AOF is a great group of folks! Join the Zoom Meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88235150578?pwd=NE1HUi92K09jYURJYUhUcVhjMGpvQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Or join by phone (same meeting ID, same passcode): [masked]

  • Online Discussion: Black Lives Matter and Me

    Online event

    Let's talk: Let's read. Let's watch videos and discuss social justice, needed reforms, privilege, power and oppression. On our website, reasoncenter.org, we have posted a few links to short videos to provide some food for thought: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82590278514?pwd=K1pzaXA0dGVESzIvS1lUcEs4RnE2UT09 A few questions to get us started: Where do we fit in? Where do I fit in? What can we do? How can we effect change? What lessons are we taking from the recent election?

  • 🍿 Movie Night (Netflix Teleparty!)

    Online event

    Welcome to another fun Netflix Teleparty! We watch from home together, with discussions about the movie in the chat box - or just sit back and enjoy! Everyone is welcome! TONIGHT’S MOVIE: Airplane! (1980) One of the best all-time, roll with laughter movies, with Leslie Nielsen (“And don’t call me Shirley!”) Classic spoof humor. You’ll catch new humor every time you watch it. ✈️ Seen it already? Great! Sit back, enjoy the colors, and experience it all over again with like-minded movie-loving friends! LINK WILL APPEAR BELOW JUST BEFORE SHOWTIME. _________________________________________________________ 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 You will need two things: - A Netflix account - Chrome Browser on a laptop or desktop Now, let’s install Netflix Teleparty. You only need to do this once. o Open your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop o Go to https://www.netflixparty.com/. Download Netflix Teleparty for free. o If you are asked, click "Add to Chrome" You’re Done! Check back here just before showtime to see the Netflix Teleparty link. Click on the link, then click TP to bring up the party with a chat box - and join the party from home! __________________________________________________________________________________ Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday evening! These are fun evenings with like-minded people who love watching and discussing movies together. No chatting necessary – always great movies, some new and some worth watching again and again! Check back here for this event’s link, always posted just before showtime. Click the link, then click the red TP in your browser bar.

  • Online Coffee and Community

    Online event

    Join us on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sundays for coffee (BYOC) and conversation. New folks always welcome. (Please disregard what it says on the right, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays) Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84984111659?pwd=cThkaGdTK0FCdXJpWnB3MVZ1R213Zz09

  • What's Your Story?

    Online event

    Meet other freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, nonbelievers, and humanists in the greater Sacramento area. We gather to discuss beliefs and philosophies, and what led us to this place.

  • Online Discussion: Black Lives Matter and Me

    Online event

    Let's talk: Let's read. Let's watch videos and discuss social justice, needed reforms, privilege, power and oppression. On our website, reasoncenter.org, we have posted a few links to short videos to provide some food for thought: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82590278514?pwd=K1pzaXA0dGVESzIvS1lUcEs4RnE2UT09 A few questions to get us started: Where do we fit in? Where do I fit in? What can we do? How can we effect change? What lessons are we taking from the recent election?

  • 🍿 Movie Night (Netflix Teleparty!)

    Online event

    Welcome to another fun Netflix Teleparty! We watch from home together, with discussions about the movie in the chat box - or just sit back and enjoy! Everyone is welcome! TONIGHT’S MOVIE: “Seabiscuit” (2003) True story of an undersized and overlooked Thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation during the Great Depression. Nominated for seven Academy Awards. Seen it already? Great! Sit back, enjoy the colors, and experience it all over again with like-minded movie-loving friends! LINK WILL APPEAR BELOW JUST BEFORE SHOWTIME. _________________________________________________________ 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 You will need two things: - A Netflix account - Chrome Browser on a laptop or desktop Now, let’s install Netflix Teleparty. You only need to do this once. o Open your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop o Go to https://www.netflixparty.com/. Download Netflix Teleparty for free. o If you are asked, click "Add to Chrome" You’re Done! Check back here just before showtime to see the Netflix Teleparty link. Click on the link, then click TP to bring up the party with a chat box - and join the party from home! __________________________________________________________________________________ Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday evening! These are fun evenings with like-minded people who love watching and discussing movies together. No chatting necessary – always great movies, some new and some worth watching again and again! Check back here for this event’s link, always posted just before showtime. Click the link, then click the red TP in your browser bar.

  • Online Coffee and Community

    Online event

    Join us on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sundays for coffee (BYOC) and conversation. New folks always welcome. (Please disregard what it says over on the right, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays) Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84984111659?pwd=cThkaGdTK0FCdXJpWnB3MVZ1R213Zz09

  • Ancient Christian Study Group

    Shine Cafe

    The history of ancient Christianity is an endlessly fascinating topic. Don Fox and Steve Thoreson are facilitating this meet up to review the history of Rome, religions of the Roman empire, Gnosticism, Mystery cults, history of Christian persecutions, biographies of major Christians, the history of the Bible and many other related topics. If you ever wanted to sort out Eusebius from Clement, or Constantine from Diocletian, or the Vulgate from the Septuagint, then this group is for you. Previous biblical knowledge is not required to participate. We will be meeting every third Sunday. Each meeting a specific topic will be covered. Check the comment section to find out what the current readings and topics of discussion are.

  • What's Your Story?

    Online event

    Meet other freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, nonbelievers, and humanists in the greater Sacramento area. We gather to discuss beliefs and philosophies, and what led us to this place.