What we're about

Welcome to the Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers!

We are a group of non-believers that focuses on community involvement, social events, education and information, and activism.

Most of our meetings are held in San Joaquin County, from Lodi to Manteca -- though we occasionally join efforts with our friends in Modesto, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.

We have a number of repeating events, including "Drinking Skeptically", game night, brunch, highway cleanup, colloquium, and more.

The Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers has no monthly dues, and no mandatory attendance. We're just looking for like-minded people who believe in good.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/StocktonAtheists), too.

Sincerely,

David Diskin
209-610-0651 (c)

Upcoming events (5+)

Women's March Stockton

Eden Park

Join community leaders and activists for a rally in Downtown Stockton in support of the Women's March movement. We will have a small information table at the rally, after the march is complete from 10 to Noon. From the Event Organizers: At 9:00 AM, marchers should begin to gather at Eden Park (924 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA). Anyone who is not planning to march is welcome to gather at Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Plaza. More than 25 organizations plan to have vendor booths to share information about their organizations and meet you! Please stop by and thank our vendors for their bold support of our work. At 9:30 AM, march organizers will begin to draw the crowd together at Eden Park for elders from indigenous groups to perform a ritual blessing. Shortly after, LaTona Byas from The OWL Movement will perform a spoken word piece she authored. Immediately following, indigenous leaders will lead the crowd along the route, heading south on El Dorado St toward Fremont St. The route is approximately 3.5 city blocks and typically takes about 10 minutes to complete. The street will remain closed as long as there are marchers along the route. Attendees will fill in to MLK Plaza. At 10:00 AM, the post-march rally will begin! We have a powerhouse lineup of community members and leaders who will share stories, ideas, and more with you. RALLY PROGRAM Sacred land acknowledgment - Rev. Amanda Ford | Take Care Give Care, Tashante McCoy Ham | The OWL Movement, Zuleima Flores Abid | Stockton Younger Women's Task Force, Chris Garrison | Stockton Powwow Committee Welcome and Introduction - Jasmine Leek | Stockton Younger Women's Task Force Community Speaker 1 - Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane | With Our Words, Presented by Elder Toni McNeil | Faith in the Valley Community Speaker 2 - CaseyAnn Carbonell | Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities, Presented by Elaine Barut | Little Manila Rising Dynamic Duet - Shani Richards & Nicole Lorenz Community Speaker 3 - Yovanna Bravo | Stockton Women Rise Up, Presented by Zuleima Flores Abid | Stockton Younger Women's Task Force Youth Dance Performance - "Girls Empowered" Community Speaker 4 - Jazmarie LaTour | The River Open Mic, Presented by Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane | With Our Words Community Speaker 5 - Lupita Nicole | Alianza Latina Valle Central, Presented by Tashante McCoy-Ham | The OWL Movement Community Speaker 6 - Kim Warmsley | KWTTS, Presented by Ariyan Miller | Entrepreneur Dyanamic Duet - Dr. Nancy Huante & Missyrae Magdalera Final Speaker - Stockton First Lady Anna Nti-Asare Tubbs, Presented by Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle | United Way of San Joaquin County, The Eleanor Project Closing & Thank You - Women's March Stockton Planning Team IMPORTANT NOTES & FAQ Reserved seating: Near the front of the stage, reserved seats will be made available to people with mobility challenges on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are welcome to bring a camping chair or come to MLK Plaza early to secure a seat on park benches. Donations: Women's March Stockton is still accepting donations to help us cover remaining costs. Any amount you can offer helps! Text OWL to 40403 to make a charitable contribution to The OWL Movement. If you prefer to make a non-charitable donation, you can contribute to the Stockton Younger Women's Task Force at paypal.me/ywtf. Photos: Attendees are welcome to take photos at the event and encouraged to use the official hashtags to share your images with other participants. #WomensMarchStockton & #WomensMarchStockton2019 Safety/First Aid: Should you need emergency services, medical personnel will be available along the route. Organizers will have a first aid kit at the volunteer check-in booth. You are encouraged to bring your own mini-first aid kit also. Learn more at www.WomensMarchStockton.com

Game Night (Stockton)

Andy's home

Game Night (Stockton), is hosted by Sarah at Andy's home in Stockton (near March and I-5) on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Don't worry about formalities. Just show up when you can and leave when you've had enough fun. We typically play games like Geek Battle, Linkee, That's What She Said, Cards Against Humanity, and Midnight Taboo. Got your own game? Bring it! Potluck Too It's also a bit of a potluck, so feel free to bring some drinks, snacks, or desserts to share with others. Hint: Most of us are vegetarian. Adults Only For their safety, please keep the little ones at home.

First Friday Dinner and Ice Cream (Lodi)

Dancing Fox Winery

For our Lodi socialites, join us the first Friday of each month as we enjoy dinner and ice cream in Downtown Lodi. Each evening is a combination of: • a dinner starting at the lovely Dancing Fox restaurant (great for vegetarians, vegans, and beer and wine lovers), followed by • a stroll through Downtown Lodi's several art galleries, on our way to • the Double Dip Art Gallery, featuring Gunther's Ice Cream and an always-changing gallery of wonderful art This event is in conjunction with the Lodi Arts Commission's monthly First Friday Art Hop. This is a casual, easy-going event that is great for our new and returning members. Come join us!

Highway Cleanup and Brunch (Lodi)

Hollywood Family Café

We're going to clean up CA-99 (northbound, between Kettleman and Turner)! We'll meet first at 8:00 AM at the Hollywood Family Café to split into smaller groups, review safety procedures, and equip supplies. Then we'll head to Highway 99 to clean up trash for about 2 hours, then head back to the restaurant for brunch. We do this on the first Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. To participate, please RSVP so that we may follow-up with you and watch this safety video (http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov/CT_Adopt-a-Hiwy%20Vid_pt2.wmv). No tools are required! Caltrans has provided gloves, trash bags, grabbers, and helmets. You may want to bring a bucket (for trash, easier to use than bags) and a water bottle. You must wear jeans and close-toed shoes. RAIN OR SHINE. If it rains, we'll have brunch first and clean up after if the rain has cleared. Participants must be 16 or older. Sorry kiddos, safety first. Questions? Call David at[masked]

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Drinking Skeptically (Stockton)

Dante's Pizza & Cafe

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