I’m coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba this weekend to speak at the River City Reasonfest! And I’m speaking in Claremont, CA next weekend at the Southwest Secular Student Conference. If you’re nearby, I hope you can come by!
CITY: Winnipeg, Manitoba (River City Reasonfest)
DATES: September 19-20, 2015
EVENT: River City Reasonfest
TOPIC: Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God
SUMMARY: One of the most difficult things about leaving religion is letting go of belief in the afterlife. What are some ways that atheists can find comfort and meaning in the face of death?
LOCATION: Canad Inn Polo Park, 1405 St. Mathews Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
HOST: Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba
OTHER SPEAKERS: Hector Avalos, Stephanie Zvan, Tracie Harris, PZ Myers, Lloyd Robertson, Scott Carnegie, Eric Adriaans, Arthur Schafer
COST: $125; $84 student rate
EVENT URL: rivercityreasonfest.org/
CITY: Claremont, CA
DATES: Sept. 25-27
EVENT: Southwest Secular Student Conference
TOPIC: Activist Burnout — Prevention and Treatment
SUMMARY: One of the most important keys to the success of the atheist movement is keeping activists engaged for the long haul. But the most inspired and motivated activists are often the ones most likely to eventually burn out. What are some practical strategies for preventing burnout — and for managing it when it happens? And how can activists support each other in not burning out?
LOCATION: Rose Hills Theatre at Pomona College, 170 E 6th St., Claremont, CA
HOST: Secular Student Alliance at the Claremont Colleges; Secular Student Alliance
OTHER SPEAKERS: Mashariki Lawson; Jenn Ramirez; more.
COST: Students – $15 (in advance) / $20 (at the door); Non-Students – $75 (in advance) / $85 (at the door)
EVENT URL: southwestsecular.org
Greta Christina is author of four books: Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More.