Greta Speaking in Texas, Indiana, and Chicago, Feb. 7 – 12


UPDATED: Topic has been announced for the UNT event! It’s “What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?”

I have some speaking gigs coming up soon, in Texas, Indiana, and Chicago! I’m speaking in Denton, Texas at the University of North Texas; in Dallas at the North Texas Secular Convention; in Muncie, Indiana at Ball State University; and in Chicago, IL at the University of Chicago’s Sex Week. Here are the details. If you’re nearby, I hope to see you there!

CITY: Denton, Texas (University of North Texas)
DATE: Thursday Feb. 7
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Wooten Hall #118, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
EVENT/ HOSTS: Secular Student Alliance at UNT, and Atheists, Agnostics, and Others at UNT
TOPIC: What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?
SUMMARY: The atheist movement is already modeling itself on the LGBT movement in many ways — most obviously with its focus on coming out of the closet. What else can the atheist movement learn from the LGBT movement… both from its successes and its failures?
COST: Free and open to the public. RSVP at the event page on Facebook.

CITY: Dallas, TX (University of Texas at Dallas)
EVENT: North Texas Secular Convention
DATE: Feb. 8-10 (I’m speaking on Saturday Feb. 9)
TIME: My talk is at 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Davidson Auditorium, University of Texas at Dallas
EVENT/ HOSTS: Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists at UTD. Co-sponsored by American Atheists, Dallas- Forth Worth Coalition of Reason, Secular Student Alliance, and United Coalition of Reason
TOPIC: Atheism and Sexuality
SUMMARY: The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn’t want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?
COST: Conference admission is free – $35.00. Students free with Secular Student Alliance membership.

CITY: Muncie, IN (Ball State University)
DATE: Monday, Feb. 11
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Student Center, Room 303, Ball State University
EVENT/ HOSTS: Atheists for Science and Reason
TOPIC: Atheism and Sexuality
SUMMARY: See above
COST: TBA; open to the public
SPECIAL INFO: Free condoms will be given away at this event!

CITY: Chicago, IL (University of Chicago)
DATE: Tuesday Feb. 12
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL
EVENT/ HOSTS: Sex Week, running Feb. 11-17
TOPIC: Atheism and Sexuality
SUMMARY: See above
COST: Free and open to the public. 18+ only.

Comments

  1. Kate Donovan says

    I’ll see you in Chicago–The last time you visited to speak was actually my first atheist event *ever*.

  2. thunk, hull overheating says

    Fuck. The one time you speak in my vicinity, there have to be age restrictions involved.

    *complains about ageism*.

  3. BobApril says

    Wish I still lived in Muncie. Be sure to pick up a t-shirt while you’re there – “I’d rather Ball U than IU!”

  4. says

    I’m so excited I get to see you in person and hear you speak! I’ll be at the North Texas Secular Convention and I’m very much looking forward to it.

  5. says

    I have instructed JT to give you a hug for me there at North Texas U. Please make sure he honors his father on this and doesn’t just hug for himself.. :)

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