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Town Hall Meeting with Jennifer Beahan (Grand Rapids)
We want to hear from you! Give us your input as we shape our priorities for CFI Michigan’s 2019 Programming and events. Join us for a Town Hall style meeting to learn about CFI’s Strategic Goals with Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan’s Executive Director. After a brief overview these goals, and a snapshot of the current “State of the Center,” Jennifer will facilitate a discussion with attendees to get feedback about event and programming ideas, and to listen to your suggestions, concerns, and questions regarding CFI’s mission and programming. Additional Information Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot). The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at [masked] or[masked] at least three days prior to the event. Contact: Jennifer Beahan, [masked],[masked] Cost: FREE! $5.00 Suggested Donation. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online: After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. Learn about Parking, Accessibility, and more: RSVPs are NOT required (but sometimes helpful) for attendance at our events. Average attendance at Lectures is 40-90 people. Note: This is not the only location where we promote our events. Please visit the CFI Michigan Event Calendar ( and/or our facebook ( page for more information and to sign up for our e-mail list.

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254 E. Fulton Street · Grand Rapids, mi

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What we're about

Our Mission: Center for Inquiry (CFI) strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Our Vision: A world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice subside, and where science and compassion guide public policy.

Our Values: Integrity, Courage, Innovation, Empathy, Learning, Wonder.

CFI Michigan is a local branch of Center for Inquiry, an international, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501©(3) organization that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. The Center for Inquiry is not affiliated with, nor does it promote, any political party or political ideology.

Central to our mission is developing a vibrant secular community throughout Michigan to allow atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, and other freethinkers to share life enriching experiences, offer mutual support, engage in community service, and work to end the stigma attached to being a nonbeliever.

We promote reason, science, and church/state separation to counter the influence of religion and pseudoscience in public policy, and to defend the values, interests, and civil rights of nonreligious citizens. Learn more at

Events are held in a number of cities throughout Michigan: See the menu above for upcoming events or visit our website for our event info and sign up for our email list:

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** Note: Meetup is only ONE of the several places we promote our events and we do not require RSVP's. See the event descriptions for an idea of how many people usually attend the various events. Don't worry you if you are the only person who RSVP'd ... You are NOT the only one who will show up :)

If you have any questions please contact us:

Phone: 616-698-2342
Office: 3777 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Hope to see you soon!
Jennifer Beahan
Executive Director
Center for Inquiry Michigan

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