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Greta Speaking/ Book Party in San Francisco April 26!

Coming Out Atheist cover 150I’m having a book party for my upcoming book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why! It’ll be in San Francisco at Modern Times Bookstore Collective, on Saturday April 26, from 3:30-5:30 pm. There’ll be food and drink, and I’ll be speaking about the book and answering questions. The event is being sponsored by San Francisco Atheists.

Here are the details of all my upcoming speaking events for the next few months. In addition to San Francisco, I’ll be speaking in Ames IA, St. Peter MN, Salt Lake City (the American Atheists convention), San Jose CA, Phoenix AZ (the SSA Con West), and Chicago, IL (Humanism At Work, the Foundation Beyond Belief conference). If you’re in any of these places, I hope to see you there!

CITY: Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University)
DATE: Wednesday, April 9
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Carver Hall 101, Iowa State University
HOSTS/SPONSORS: ISU Atheist & Agnostic Society (ISUAAS)
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

CITY: St Peter, MN (Gustavus Adolphus College)
DATE: Thursday, April 10
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Gustavus Secular Student Alliance
TOPIC: Why Are You Atheists So Angry?
SUMMARY: The atheist movement is often accused of being driven by anger. What are so many atheists so angry about? Is this anger legitimate? And can anger be an effective force behind a movement for social change?
COST: Free and open to the public

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 Atheist: 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: Chris Kluwe, Denise Stapley, Mark White, PZ Myers, Maryam Namazie, Marsha Botzer, Matt Dillahunty, Sikivu Hutchinson, Rev. Barry Lynn, Juan Mendez, Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, Vyckie Garrison, David Fitzgerald, Beth Presswood, Amanda Knief, and many more
COST: $40 – 329
EVENT URL: http://www.atheists.org/convention2014

CITY: San Francisco, CA
DATE: Saturday, April 26
TIME: 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24th Street in San Francisco (close to the 24th and Mission BART station)
HOSTS/SPONSORS: San Francisco Atheists
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why
SUMMARY: See above
SPECIAL INFO: This is a book party as well as a talk, and food/ drink will be served
COST: Free and open to the public

CITY: San Jose, CA
DATE: Wednesday, April 30
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 South 11th Street, San Jose, CA
HOSTS/SPONSORS: San Jose Atheists
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why?
SUMMARY: See above
COST: Free and open to the public
EVENT URL: http://www.meetup.com/Atheist-Community-of-San-Jose/events/161081902/

CITY: Phoenix, AZ (Secular Student Alliance Conference West)
DATE: Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22
LOCATION: Arizona State University in Phoenix
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Secular Student Alliance
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: Special Student Edition
SUMMARY: Coming out is the most powerful political act atheists can take. But coming out can be difficult and risky. And students — college, high school, and earlier — face special challenges in coming out. 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?
COST: $39 – $149; group rates and travel aid are available
EVENT URL: https://www.secularstudents.org/2014con/west/

CITY: Chicago, IL (Humanism At Work, the Foundation Beyond Belief conference)
DATE: Friday July 18 – Sunday July 20
LOCATION: Hilton Rosemont/ O’Hare, Chicago, IL
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Foundation Beyond Belief
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist — How It Helps the World
SUMMARY: Coming out is the most powerful political act atheists can take, and one of the most powerful acts we can take to make life better for ourselves and other atheists. But are there ways that coming out makes life better, not just for atheists, but for believers and the rest of the world?
OTHER SPEAKERS: Hemant Mehta, Leo Igwe, Rebecca Vitsmun, Caroline Fiennes, Brittany Shoots-Reinhard, Hemley Gonzalez, Alix Jules, Pathfinders Panel (Conor Robinson, Ben Blanchard, Michelle Huey, Wendy Webber), and more
COST: $129/ticket ($149 after April 15)
EVENT URL: http://humanismatwork.org/

Comments

  1. Uncle Ebeneezer says

    Just want to say, I love the cover and that you are continuing using the graphic style from WAYASA. It’s a great look. Very eye-catching and upbeat without looking like a spiritual/self-help kinda vibe. Good choice (both books.)

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