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Weekly Coffee & Conversation

Every Saturday evening we meet up to talk about current events from a Secular Humanist and Progressive Atheist perspective.

We cover a bit of everything from the separation of church & state, to the problematic things that religious fundamentalists do, to politics and human rights, and usually wrap up with an overview of the week's scientific breakthroughs and developments.

The presentation is facilitated by Jason Frye through a series of slides and videos. We carry on in a humorous, deep, irreverent, and fun fashion.

Our discussions are rarely boring, and often quite edgy. This is not merely a lecture: Everyone gets a chance to have their say!

We meet at Panera now.

We hope you can join us for a fantastic evening!

 

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  • Jason F.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that money is speech. This has several implications. On the one hand, their decision empowers plutocrats to plunder the spoils of access we the hoi pollois are not privy to. On the other hand the power of speech came out strong. There is a lot to talk about on this issue. Often times in our discussions we decry Citizens United v. FEC, we covered Shelby County v. Holder and its implications for voter disenfranchisement. We are now drawn further into the discussion about campaign finance reform and the two Americas that are further illustrated by the McCutcheon decision. Tomorrow we will be talking about the creation of the FEC, Buckley v. Valeo, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, Citizens United and now McCutcheon v. FEC.

    April 4, 2014

    • Jason F.

      The Fort Hood shooting unveils more complications coming from our mishandling of the aftercare for our veterans and mental healthcare in the United States. This is an issue that needs to be addressed not just for those who have served our country, but the general public. President Kennedy's mental health program was soon gutted, and with the stressors of chronic poverty and inequality coupled with our nation's inability to produce sensible gun-policy we incur far too many deaths at the business end of a barrel.

      The recent earthquakes in Los Angeles and Chile, coupled with the surge in blogger-blather over Yellowstone bison migration and super volcano speak further illustrate the need for a comprehensive overhaul of science literacy in the U.S. We will be covering these three primary topics and more tomorrow night at C&C (Panera Bread at 6 p.m.). Following the chat we will be going to the Ocean Beach Pier for more discussion.

      April 4, 2014

    • Jason F.

      These topics and more.

      April 4, 2014

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  • Jason F.
    Humanist Celebrant, Humanist Association President, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Mickey
    Treasurer, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member

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