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SHSNY: 11th Annual Day of Reason Brunch

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DULCIE LEIMBACH
Editor, PassBlue
The UN, the US, Women, and World Peace”

PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in depth journalism on the US–UN relationship and its effects on women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters, as reported from its base in the UN press corps. PassBlue’s overall mission is to educate the American and wider public on the fundamental role of the US to the UN and how the UN works – its successes and failures – through high-quality reporting by writers throughout the world. Continue reading

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Featured Meetup!

Sunday, April 29

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Each month we will feature a regular meetup for one of our participating organizations. We hope you will visit many of these events and learn more about each group.

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Featured Meetup!

Sunday, March 18

Skeptics at the Commons

Sharon Hill on Paranormal’s “Scientifical Americans” 

skeptics_logoNew York City Skeptics promotes critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and science education in the New York City metropolitan area.

For more information please e-mail us at contact @ nycskeptics.org or visit www.nycskeptics.org

Each month we meet on a wide range of subjects.

1:00PM-3:00PM

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe

388 Atlantic Avenue- Brooklyn, NY (event space in the back)

The SHSNY 10th Annual Darwin Day Celebration

Friday, February 9  6:30-9:30PM

The Storehouse Restaurant, 69 West 23 Street

Distinguished Guest Speaker:

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SUSAN JACOBY
… who will introduce and read from the
just-published
New Edition of her NYTimes Best-Seller
The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies

Confirm your place today at our celebration of Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday – and the 30th Anniversary of the founding of SHSNY – along with 50 or more of your fellow and sororal freethinkers at conveniently-midtown classic Irish pub, The Storehouse.

The highlight of the evening will be a talk and reading by nationally-acclaimed freethought author and speaker – and SHSNY Honorary Member – Susan Jacoby, on her The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies, “a prescient and now-classic analysis of the forces of anti-intellectualism in contemporary American life–updated for the era of Trump, Twitter, Breitbart and fake news controversies.”

It’s going to be a great evening … centered on a lavish Pub-Grub menu (veggie choices, of course) in our own upstairs private room, with our own cash bar … mingling with old friends and making new friends … and enjoying a fascinating and important presentation, all for …

 

Just $60 per person (tax/tip included).
Cash bar.
Reservations must be prepaid. Prepay (credit card or PayPal) at www.shsny.org. Or mail your check to SHSNY, P.O. Box 7661, New York, NY 10150-7661. Questions? Call 646-922-7389 – leave a call-back number.

Featured Meetup!

Dec 14: Secular Coalition Cocktail and Benefit Bash

Final Stonewall Inn Invitation

 

 

Annual RNY Winter Solstice Party!

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Skepticamp 2017

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
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We invite you to a FREE ($20 optional donation to NYC Skeptics appreciated) all-day series of lectures on Science and Skepticism topics.

SkeptiCamp is like a science conference, except that its content is provided by the attendees themselves! Anyone can be a presenter, as long as your topic has something to do with science and/or skepticism.  Continue reading

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Oct 20: CFI-LI Monthly Forum

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The Center for Inquiry – Long Island is the local LI branch of CFI, a think tank working to foster a secular society based on science, reason, free inquiry and humanist values. CFI-LI sponsors public educational programs, supports local campus and community groups, and works with the media.

For further information and our schedule of events, please visit us on Meetup.com at http://www.meetup.com/cfilongisland/

Each month we meet on a wide range of subjects. Visit the link above for more information.

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SHSNY’s 9th Annual Freethought Day Brunch

When: Sunday October 8

Where: Pete’s Tavern, 129 East 18th Street, New York, NY

constitution-674750707-589d3d975f9b58819cd07964With speaker Jonathan Engel on “Separation of Church & State Isn’t in the Constitution” … and Other American Myths A nationally-recognized First Amendment authority, Jon’s 2013 Freethought Day presentation for us, “The History of Church/State Separation in America”, was an insightful and witty knockout.

Now, here’s a peek into his current thinking:
I’m concentrating on what I consider to be three current myths about separation: that it “isn’t in the constitution”, that “the 10 Commandments are the basis for our laws”, and that “while government can’t favor any one religion over another, it can favor religion over non-religion”.

Join us! Brunch is $25 
… for the best brunch bargain in New York, with your choice of 11 excellent entrees, one drink (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, etc.) and coffee or tea, and including all taxes and tips.
Pre-pay now at shsny.org 
… to reserve your place, because the room at Pete’s only seats 48 – don’t get shut out. Questions? email editor@shsny.org … or call 646-922-7389, and leave a call-back number.

Featured Meetup!

Sep 11: Stoic School of LIfe: The role ethics of Epictetus

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The Stoic School of Life is inspired (with a bit of immodesty) to the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus and many others simply gave lectures about their favorite topics and engaged in Socratic discussions with people interested in what they had to say. In our case, we examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome. Blog

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