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Bakersfield Area Skeptics Society Monthly Meetup

  • Sep 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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For our September program, Jason Meek will talk about homelessness.

For the past ten years, Jason has been employed as the Director of Operations for the Bakersfield Homeless Center, Alliance against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, and the Freise Hope House (mental health crisis residential facility). Prior to his current position, Jason worked as the Program Director for a locked psychiatric unit for 5 years. The subsequent 5 years, he worked as a coordinator for a developmentally disabled program. He also teaches psychology and management at one of our local universities as well as providing consultation on Human Resources, and counseling for those who are struggling with chemical dependency.

Jason holds a Master’s in Public Administration and is a Master’s Level Addiction Specialist. His areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders, medication assisted treatment, and forensics.

Jason is a long-standing member of the Skeptics Society. He says he is absolutely passionate about free inquiry, scientific method, and the principles of critical thought. Equally, he’s driven to be a catalyst for the improvement of the overall human condition. Jason’s experiences both personally and professionally attest to the direct and collateral damage that are accompanied by the failure to employ these principles in the decision-making process.

When he has free time, Jason and his family enjoy traveling to the central coast region to hike, ride bikes, and simply enjoy the beach. As a member of Skeptics Society, he attends as many lectures and debates at Caltech as possible. He’s also an avid martial artist, holds eight black belts in various arts, and teaches classes five mornings a week.

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  • Alex Y.

    Good to know there is help for those who want to be helped. Good job Jason.

    September 20, 2013

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