What's a freethinker (one word)? A "freethinker" is a person who arrives at beliefs without relying solely on tradition, dogma or the opinions of authority. Freethinkers insist on using reason, logic and evidence to form reasonable and justified beliefs.
Memphis Freethought Alliance is composed of atheists, agnostics, skeptics, non-theistic naturalists, secular humanists and others who share our vision.
If you take a peek at the freethought movement, you will see a movement fraught with sexism, including the suppression of freethinking topics by female authors. Let's CHANGE THAT!
We are hosting an event for the freethinking gals!
This week we will discuss the controversial movie CUTIES.
PLEASE make sure to watch the film and bring your thoughts to the discussion. Here is a link to view the FILM (https://www.netflix.com/title/81111198). If you need access to Netflix and DO NOT have it, or the means to acquire it, please PM me the organizer (Tiffany) privately.
MEN are welcome to attend this discussion because this discussion involves young girls being sexualized in the media and fathers/will-be fathers (as well as mothers/will-be mothers) are a valuable asset to this discussion.
Secular Value of Civil Engagement by Dr. Ron Milllar
Atheists and humanists and our nonprofit organizations, with certain restrictions, can – and must – be engaged in the political and electoral process. I will explore the activities that are allowable and encourage your members to become even more active in this arena. Being engaged members of your community will diminish the bias against our community and increase our political clout!
Bio: Ron Millar is the Political and PAC Coordinator at the Center for Freethought Equality. He researches and interviews political candidates and elected officials for possible endorsement by the Freethought Equality Fund, whose goal is to increase the number of open atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers in public office. Ron has spent more than thirty years in the Washington DC area working for nonprofit education and advocacy groups, including serving as the associate director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2005 to 2009. Earning a PhD from Virginia Tech, his dissertation explored organizational learning among groups litigating church-state cases before the Supreme Court.
Join us on Zoom for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82258843548?pwd=Nk9SMmJYblJxaHVtK0tpdWd2cmNqUT09
The MFA Lecture Series is a service to the community. It is designed to present a wide variety of views and topics. The opinions expressed at these events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the opinions of MFA or the Executive Board. Memphis Freethought Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization. We do not endorse political candidates or parties.
Chapters 8 to the end of Authentically Black by John McWhorter
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A list of the books that we read and discussed since 2005: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ktfPbULgW-vdyEAu03CZcEYg-Ss3U0MC9JI2f7V5am4/edit?usp=sharing