Next Meetup

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia with Susan Gerbic
Co-sponsored with our friends at Oregonians for Science & Reason (O4SR). You supported the March for Science. Now what? Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). She will explain why improving the pages for Science and Scientific Skepticism on the 10th most popular website improves education world-wide. GSoW works to support the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia, in all languages possible. The GSoW has had a large impact on education around the world since 2010. The GSoW has written and rewritten hundreds of Wikipedia pages, including Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Steven Novella, Harriet Hall, Thomas Bopp, Jerry Andras, Ray Hyman, The Blue Whale game, Baby Train, Choking Doberman and many more. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Susan is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. She is a frequent contributor to Skeptical Inquirer (CSICOP) and Skepticality Podcast. She is the winner of the CSI In the Trenches Award from 2012, James Randi Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest 2013. She became a Scientific and Technical Consultant for CSI in 2015 and a CSI Fellow in 2017. Susan was awarded the James Randi Prize for 2017. In 2018, Susan founded and manages About Time a non-profit organization focusing on scientific skepticism and activism. Learn more about Susan Gerbic and the GSoW project: https://abouttimeproject.wordpress.com/. EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC I-5 AND I-84 EXCHANGE CLOSURES WILL EFFECT TRAFFIC IN THE AREA. Plan to take alternative routes and allow extra time for traffic delays. For information about I-5 closures go to the Oregon Department of Transportation website at: http://openhouse.oregondot.org/bigfixpdx-i5-i84 DONATIONS are also accepted with gratitude. You can donate at the event or online at https://secure.centerforinquiry.net/portland/donate.

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We invite you to join our community of secular humanists and other people who love life and reason. Here, you can exchange ideas and experiences, make new friends and contribute to positive change. We also have a vibrant community of families where parents can find support in raising children well without religion.

CFI Portland is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission it is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, free inquiry, and humanist values. We seek to present affirmative, rational ethical alternatives to the reigning paranormal and religious systems of belief. We promote critical thinking and humanist values through education, outreach and social services.

Check out our regular social and educational programs and our sponsored groups, the CFI Secular Family Network (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-sfn/), where secular families can find community and humanistic education, the CFI Beaverton Atheist Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-bam/) on the west side of town, the CFI Secular Humanists of East Portland (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-shep/) on the east side of town, the CFI Vancouver Skeptics (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-vsm/) just north of Portland, all of which provide a casual atmosphere where non-believers can enjoy each other's company. We have additional satellite groups outside of Portland in Eugene (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-eugene), Salem (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-salem), Coos Bay (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-scs), and Grants Pass (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-rvf/). We even sponsor Secular Walk and Talk (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-portland/) for those who'd like to get in some exercise and/or coffee with like-minded folks in your area.

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