Whitney Phillips: "How to Be a Good Person on the Internet"
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Whitney Phillips: "How to Be a Good Person on the Internet"

This talk will explain how and why civility alone isn’t enough to fix what’s broken. It might even make the underlying problems worse. We need, instead, a more robust ethical framework, one that takes into account technological affordances, and the ways these affordances contribute to unethical behavior--even when someone has no idea that they are causing harm. 

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Book Club: The Good News Club
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Book Club: The Good News Club

Our next selection is The Good News Club: The Religious Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children by Katherine Stewart.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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2018 Holiday Potluck
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Holiday Potluck

Join the CNY Humanists for a Holiday Potluck, with plenty of time for conversation, as well as a trivia game—with prizes! 

Please bring a dish to share. We will also be collecting toiletries for We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, an organization that hands out sack lunches, clothing, and hygiene products to the homeless and others affected by poverty in Syracuse. If you are able to donate, they are in particular need of the following: deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, and feminine hygiene products—or see the list below.

See you there!

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Book Club: Enlightenment Now
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Book Club: Enlightenment Now

Our next selection is Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, October 7th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Earth Day Park Cleanup
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Park Cleanup

It's Spring!! Join us for an Earth Day park cleanup in conjunction with the OCRRA county-wide event. This is our 4th year cleaning up Lewis Park in Syracuse. It's a fun and satisfying event for all ages: picking up sticks, raking, trimming, and using giant tweezers to pick up litter. There's a playground and convenient bathroom onsite, and we'll have donuts, juice, and coffee to wake you up and keep you going. 

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Kevin Davis: Preparing Kids to Think Critically in the (Mis)Information Age
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Kevin Davis: Preparing Kids to Think Critically in the (Mis)Information Age

The 2016 Presidential election was influenced by social media and propaganda sites more than any in our nation’s history. Those influencers did not cease after the election was over. Instead, the flow of misinformation continues and their impact strengthens as the nation divides. As members of the next generation of Americans navigate the online space and form their political opinions based on what they find, it’s up to us to prepare them for what they’ll encounter. Armed with the tools to separate truth from the improbable, the next wave of voters can be successful in making rational decisions that will impact the future of our communities and country.

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CNY Humanists Book Club: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

CNY Humanists Book Club: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Our next selection is The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, September 24th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Sep
17
11:30 AM11:30

Tabling and Parade at Westcott Street Fair

  • Westcott Street Syracuse, NY, 13210 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll be back at the Westcott Street Cultural Festival this year, [edit: not far from our usual spot--this year it looks like we'll be closer to Dorian's]. Please join us to walk in the parade and/or table with us! Both were really fun last year.

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Tabling is a great experience that gives us a chance to connect with other non-believers in the community. We will again have our "Ask an Atheist" chair, to invite folks to come chat with us and see that we are friendly, happy people who just happen to not believe in the supernatural. 

The parade lines up at the Wescott Community Center, located on the corner of Wescott Street and Euclid Avenue at 11:30, and steps off at noon. The fair follows the parade, and lasts until 6:30. 

Sign up to table here.

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Mindbenders Book Club: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Mindbenders Book Club: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind

Our next selection is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, July 30th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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