Central New York Coalition of Reason Launch Events

We have some exciting news here in Central New York! The CNY Humanists are joining other secular groups in the area to form the Central New York Coalition of Reason! The CNY CoR is made up of atheist, free thought, and humanist groups in Syracuse and throughout the greater Central New York region. The goal of the group is to foster secular community and raise awareness of all that these diverse groups have to offer.

The official launch of the CNY CoR will be October 14th through 25th. Our main event, on Sunday, October 18th, will be the Syracuse premiere of the documentary "A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God." The film will be screened at the historic Landmark Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A with the director/producer Chris Johnson.

Here is a complete schedule of launch events that will showcase the various groups in the Coalition and spread the word that there are many opportunities for the non-religious to connect and get involved in Central New York!

Syracuse Atheists Pub Meetup  

Wednesday, October 14th @ 7 pm


For those of a non-believing persuasion to get together for casual, thoughtful conversation, and a bit of offbeat humor as well. Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 PM at Clark's Ale House, 122 West Jefferson Street, Syracuse. Hosted by the Syracuse Atheists

A Better Life: The Film   

Sunday, October 18th @ 2 pm

The Syracuse première screening of the documentary "A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God" followed by a Q&A with the director/producer Chris Johnson.  Sunday, October 18th, 2 PM at the Landmark Theatre, 362 South Salina Street, Syracuse. Hosted by the CNY Coalition of Reason

"Bleed and Feed"   

Wednesday, October 21st @ 5 pm


Join us to give blood and then go out for dinner at the The Retreat Restaurant (302 Vine Street, Liverpool) at 7:30. If you can't donate, come join us for dinner!  Wednesday, October 21st, 5 PM at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 7359 Oswego Road, Liverpool.  Or, you can schedule an appointment at http://www.redcrossblood.org/locations/liverpool-blood-donation-center. Hosted by the CNY Humanist Association

Fall Food Drive Drop Off  

Friday, October 23th

Please help us reach our goal of donating 500 pounds of food (or $500) to the Food Bank of Central New York! Throughout September & October, please drop of non-perishable food items to any CNY Humanist Association event or donate online at http://www.foodbankcny.org/cny-humanist-virtual-food-drive/. Hosted by the CNY Humanist Association

Jason Heap of the United Coalition of Reason 

Saturday, October 24th @ 1 pm

Dr. Jason D. Heap will address the newly formed Central New York Coalition on Saturday, October 24th, 1-3 pm at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St. Syracuse.  Jase (Jason) is the current applicant to become the first Humanist Chaplain in the history of the United States armed forces. After being away from America for nearly 15 years, he has recently returned to serve as the National Coordinator for the United Coalition of Reason, based in Washington, DC. Through his work with UnitedCoR, Jase nurtures almost 80 local Coalitions of Reason, in addition to supporting over 800 cooperating and affiliated groups within these local coalitions. Hosted by FUNY (Freethinkers of Upstate New York)

Unbelievers Brunch 

Sunday, October 25th  @ Noon

Join us for a casual meetup of like-minded people who are looking for interesting conversation at a restaurant downtown that serves a great brunch!  Sunday, October 25th, 12 PM at the Wolf's Den, 617 Wolf Street, Syracuse. Hosted by the Syracuse Atheists