Greta Speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, SF Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA!


I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up — one of them very soon! In the next few months, I’ll be speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, San Francisco Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA. If you’re in any of these places, I hope to see you there!

CITY: San Francisco, CA – Perverts Put Out
DATE: Saturday, January 11
TIME: Doors at 7:00, show at 8:00
LOCATION: Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART)
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Perverts Put Out
OTHER READERS/ PERFORMERS: Sherilyn Connelly, Jen Cross, Juba Kalamka, Thomas Roche, Lori Selke, horehound stillpoint, and special musical guest Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division, plus hosts Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard
EVENT SUMMARY: Perverts Put Out!, San Francisco’s long-running pansexual performance series, has featured stellar line-ups of truly twisted, mega-talented artistes—even an occasional naked mayoral candidate—since way back in 1998. Hey, we’ve even been the subject of a Faux News exposé! This is the annual Hangover Edition: join a brilliant bunch of worse-for-wear performers as they get the New Year started with a bang…and maybe a whimper or two.
COST: $10-25 sliding scale
EVENT URL: http://www.simonsheppard.com/simonsheppard%27su.html

CITY: Asheville, NC
DATE: Saturday, January 18
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC
HOSTS/SPONSORS: WNC Humanists
TOPIC: TBA
COST: Free and open to the public
EVENT URL: http://www.wnchumanists.org/28.html (Website)
http://www.meetup.com/WNC-Humanists/events/144744672/ (Meetup)

CITY: Charleston, SC
DATE: Sunday January 19
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry
TOPIC: Resistance Is Not Futile: Is Arguing About Religion Worth It?
SUMMARY: Many atheists think that trying to persuade people out of religion never works, and simply alienates people. But debating believers about their beliefs can be effective — in changing people’s minds about religion, as well as in achieving other goals of the atheist community. When does it makes sense to debate about religion? How should we go about it? And what should our expectations be for what these debates can accomplish?
COST: Free and open to the public
EVENT URL: http://lowcountryhumanists.org/eventview.php?idno=351 (Website)
https://www.facebook.com/events/557760070983095/ (Facebook event)

CITY: Houston, TX (Creating Change)
DATE: Friday, January 31 (conference is January 29 – February 2)
TIME: 3:00 – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Hilton of the Americas, Houston, TX
HOSTS/SPONSORS: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
TOPIC: Panel discussion: Ways the LGBT and Secular Movements Can Work Together – and Why They Should! With Samuel Jackson, James Croft, and Marsha Botzer.
COST: $0 – $350 ($395 at the door)
EVENT URL: http://www.creatingchange.org/

CITY: San Francisco, CA (Godless Perverts Story Hour)
DATE: Saturday, February 1
TIME: 7:00 SHARP (This event is being livestreamed as part of the Freethought Blogs Con online conference, so it will need to start on time)
LOCATION: Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART)
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Godless Perverts
OTHER READERS/ PERFORMERS: Juba Kalamka, Dana Fredsti, Virgie Tovar, Simon Sheppard, Kate Sirls, and hosts David Fitzgerald and myself
EVENT SUMMARY: The Godless Perverts Story Hour is an evening about how to have good sex without having any gods, goddesses, spirits, or their earthly representatives hanging over your shoulder and telling you that you’re doing it wrong. We’ll be bringing you depictions, explorations, and celebrations of godless sexualities, as well as critical, mocking, and blasphemous views of sex and religion. The evening’s entertainment will have a range of voices — sexy and serious, passionate and funny, and all of the above — talking about how our sexualities can not only exist, but even thrive, without the supernatural.
COST: $10-20 sliding scale donation; no-one turned away for lack of funds; benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture.
SPECIAL NOTE: This event is being livestreamed as part of the Freethought Blogs Con online conference.
EVENT URL: http://www.godlessperverts.com/ai1ec_event/godless-perverts-story-hour/?instance_id=79

CITY: Columbia, MO (SashaCon)
DATE: March 15-16
LOCATION: 319 Jesse Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
HOSTS/SPONSORS: MU SASHA (Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists & Agnostics) and Kansas City Atheist Coalition
TOPIC: Coming Out: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why?
SUMMARY: Coming out is the most powerful political act atheists can take. But coming out can be difficult and risky. What are some specific, practical, nuts-and-bolts strategies we can use: to come out of the closet, to support each other in coming out, and to make the atheist community a safer place to come out into? What can atheists learn about coming out from the LGBT community and their decades of coming-out experience — and what can we learn from the important differences between coming out atheist and coming out queer?
OTHER SPEAKERS: Maryam Namazie, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Hemant Mehta, Matt Dillahunty, Dave Muscato, Mary Muscato, Libby Cowgill, Mark Flinn, and Napoleon Chagnon
COST: Free and open to the public
EVENT URL: http://sashacon.com/

CITY: Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University)
DATE: Wednesday, April 9
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
HOSTS/SPONSORS: ISU Atheist & Agnostic Society (ISUAAS)
TOPIC: TBA

CITY: St Peter, MN (Gustavus Adolphus College)
DATE: Thursday, April 10
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Gustavus Secular Student Alliance
TOPIC: TBA

CITY: Salt Lake City, UT (American Atheists Convention)
DATE: April 17-20
LOCATION: Hilton Salt Lake City Center
HOSTS/SPONSORS: American Atheists
TOPIC: Coming Out: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why?
SUMMARY: See above
COST: $40 – 329
EVENT URL: http://www.atheists.org/convention2014

CITY: Manteca, CA
DATE: Wednesday, May 21
TIME: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Manteca Library, 320 W Center St, Manteca, CA
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers
TOPIC: TBA
COST: Free and open to the public
EVENT URL: http://www.meetup.com/Stockton-Atheist/events/157329202/

Comments

  1. movablebooklady says

    Hot damn! I’ve been waiting for the specifics on your Asheville NC visit. Am looking forward to hearing you and maybe getting to shake your hand. Hope you like us.

  2. aleph says

    “CITY: Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University)”

    Yessssss!

    I look forward to this. Eagerly. (Best AAS ever!)

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