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To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.

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Women of Reason: Virtual mid-week check-in (RSVP REQUIRED!)

Originally started during quarantine between "official" events, the mid-week check-ins are exactly that: a check-in. We meet earlier and for a shorter amount of time than the monthly Friday/Monday events. * * * YOU WILL ONLY SEE THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE LINK IF YOU RSVP TO THE MEETUP EVENT. * * * IF YOU HAVE ISSUES JOINING THE CONFERENCE, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE THROUGH MEETUP OR POST A COMMENT ON THIS EVENT. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * As we regularly have new people join us, I realized we were overdue to have some group rules formally established. Going forward, I'll include these rules with each event and go over them again once the majority of people have arrived. The rules are as follows: 1) Safe space: We will do our part to create an environment where everyone can be real, open, and honest with their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences. 2) Confidentiality: What is shared in the group; stays in the group. We will hold things shared in the group confidential unless given permission to share these things with people outside the group. If it is brought to the event host's attention there has been a breach of confidentiality, we will work with you to remediate. 3) Inclusion: Have respect for each other and each other’s ideas. Don't interrupt each other and let everyone participate equally. If you feel you are not being allowed to participate, please bring it to the event host's attention.

FoF August Gathering with Dr. Darrel Ray

Online event

This event is cross-posted to our public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fofdallas/events Participants must register in advance for this free event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-irrzkpEtZVb8zz8RT9iUKinBrXGCwF After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Have you ever heard the saying, "Watch what you think, you may be listening?" Most of us go through life paying little attention to the voice in our head. Yet, that voice is the source of much of our troubles, suffering, as well as success and skill. Much happiness and depression are linked to how we cognitively process the information coming to us from the larger world. Join us to explore our inner world and learn how to improve our self-listening skills. Dr. Ray is an American organizational psychologist who focuses on various topics like workplace organizational culture and secular sexuality. He is also a speaker, podcaster, and atheist activist. Dr. Ray is a founder of the organization Recovering from Religion, a regular speaker at Fellowship of Freethought, and a treasure in the atheist community. ______________________________________________ We rely on donations from our members. Donate at: https://fofdallas.networkforgood.com/ or email [masked] about donating your time or skills to help build our vibrant community of freethinkers.

Women of Reason Dallas -- VIRTUAL (RSVP REQUIRED!)

Online event

Although shelter-in-place restrictions have been lifted, we're erring on the side of caution and continuing with meeting virtually until further notice. You do not have to register for Zoom in order to use the service. * * * YOU WILL ONLY SEE THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE LINK IF YOU RSVP TO THE MEETUP EVENT. * * * IF YOU HAVE ISSUES JOINING THE CONFERENCE, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE THROUGH MEETUP OR POST A COMMENT ON THIS EVENT. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * As we regularly have new people join us, I realized we were overdue to have some group rules formally established. Going forward, I'll include these rules with each event and go over them again once the majority of people have arrived. The rules are as follows: 1) Safe space: We will do our part to create an environment where everyone can be real, open, and honest with their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences. 2) Confidentiality: What is shared in the group; stays in the group. We will hold things shared in the group confidential unless given permission to share these things with people outside the group. If it is brought to the event host's attention there has been a breach of confidentially, we will work with you to remediate. 3) Inclusion: Have respect for each other and each other’s ideas. Don't interrupt each other and let everyone participate equally. If you feel you are not being allowed to participate, please bring it to the event host's attention. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Join your fellow female freethinkers to discuss whatever topic crosses our minds! Male identified people--we wish to keep this a safe space for those who identify as women as well as the non-binary folks. FAQ: Q: "Why women only?" or "Why are you trying to exclude men?" A: The Fellowship of Freethought Dallas is welcoming to all, but we recognize that safe spaces are needed for some groups, including those that wish to discuss issues unique to women. Safe spaces are not the same as inclusion. We appreciate that you kindly respect these boundaries. Q: Does the Fellowship of Freethought Dallas have other events besides this one? A: Yes! Besides our monthly gathering on the third Sunday of the month, we lots of other social and outreach activities for all people to participate in! Check out our calendar on the meetup page. We look forward to seeing you at another one of our many events! Q: I don't identify as a woman. Why do I get these e-mails? A: Some events are intended for a sub-set of the larger group. With the way that meetup handles "announcement" notifications for a group, though, members of the group at-large get e-mail about the specific meetups targeted at the sub-set. It really doesn't make sense to force that sub-group to start an entirely new top-level Meetup Group just for a sub-set of the larger group, particularly since that's part of why the sub-group is meeting in the first place. There's already enough marginalization and alienation that certain sub-groups already have in our community. When you get e-mail about those events, consider it not in your interest area and just use the delete key to pass it by while knowing you're part of the larger community doing what's needed to help all feel welcome." Q: I still feel uncomfortable about a group dedicated to a subset. Can I ask more about this? A: Of course, we are reasonable people who love reasonable discussions! If you behave in a troll-like manner, however, you will be reported to the administrators of this group.

FoF Mid-Week Zoom Social

Online event

Pre-registration is required for this event. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpceCrrDIvGN3vyi8eAxEXfTH5Qi3XQvl8 This event is cross-posted on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events Grab a drink or a snack and join us on Zoom to say hello to your FoF friends or make new ones! No agenda, no particular topic...just hanging out. It's the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic. What else you got going on? Come hang out with some of the finest heathens you could ever hope to meet!

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