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Feb 07 2013

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

UPDATED INFO! All the TBAs have now been filled in for these events! The location and time have been comfimred for the Ball State University event in Muncie, Indiana on Feb. 11: it’s at the Student Center, Room 303, starting at 6:00 pm. And the topic has been announced for the UNT event on Feb. 7: it’s “What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?” If you’re in or near Denton, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Muncie, Indiana; or Chicago, IL — please come by, hear me talk, and say Howdy!

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.

2 comments

  1. 1
    cethis

    Darn! I have to work during the Chicago event.

  2. 2
    Joe Knapka

    El Paso never gets any love :-(

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