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Apply to Speak at our Conference
You heard of our 2014 Annual Conference by now right? Well did you know you can also apply to speak there? If you feel like you have important things to say to your peers about leadership and secularism, fill out our form! We also have a nifty speaking prep page to calm your nerves if this may be one of your first public speaking gigs.
The form is only for current students, recent alumni, and group advisors. The sooner you fill it out, the better your chance to speak at our conference. We hope to hear from you!
Darwin Day Early Promo
Darwin Day is just a few short months away, so it's never too late to start planning an event in honor of that day.
Darwin Day is about celebrating how science and reason make our lives better. Freethinking means, among other things, being free of cultural bias. Are you an individual with autonomy or simply a non-critical product of your environment? Charles Darwin used his life as an example of a pretty impressive break from the always more comfortable norm in favor of the evidence.
You may hold many different types of events for Darwin Day. You can bring a speaker to campus or simply have a little chat and reflect over the importance of the day. Moreover, you can combine multiple events into a day-long celebration, or even a Darwin Week! We have lots of ideas in our Darwin Day Activity Packet. If you do anything cool, or need any help planning, be sure to let us know!
Secular Winter Holiday Celebrations
Seeing how everyone is getting ready for the holidays, I thought it was a good idea to provide the list of secular holidays you guys could celebrate with your group if you are still having meetings this month.
The list can be found here. Some notable mentions are Festivus and the Winter solstice.
You can also build your own traditions around this time. After all who says you have to rely on dead people to decide what to practice? Whatever your plans for the month remember to be safe and have fun!
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Ian Cromwell is an atheist and skeptic with a particular interest in anti-racism and feminism as aspects of skeptical thought. A long-time observer of racism from a "polite" Canadian perspective, Ian has cultivated an intimate and critical appreciation for not only how to identify racism, but how to explain it in a non-judgmental and accessible way. He is also the author of The Crommunist Manifesto
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