TV, Movies, Comic books… our popular culture is soaked in depictions of religious people, but what about atheists? How are atheists portrayed in the public sphere? How can we do better? A panel of atheists gets at the real issues. Hemant Mehta, Ashley F. Miller, Heina Dadabhoy, Rebecca Watson and JT Eberhard 2:00 This is
Improving the Image of Atheists (Blogged by Courtney) Sarah Moglia, James Croft, Chris Ho-Stuart, Stephanie Zvan and Kaoru Negisa 10:00 AM Introductions - Stephanie Zvan - Writes at Almost Diamonds Sarah Moglia - Campus Organizing Communication Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance Kaoru Negisa - Writer at Reasonable Conversation, atheist/LGBT activist in Orlando, FL James Croft -
Three of the volunteers of the Pathfinders Project will be discussing the project, themselves, why they are involved, and why humanist service is so important. 11:10 AM Little bit of a late start! Conor kicks us off with a description of the Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service and research trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. He
Aron Ra vs. Creationism (Blogged by Courtney) Aron Ra & Lilandra My friends Aron & Lilandra are delving into a topic near and dear to their heart - Creationism and the quacks who promote it! PZ Myers is moderating the discussion. 3:00 - Brief introduction by PZ and we get right down to business. Aron talks
Courtney on Reproductive Rights (2:00) Nicole Harris, Robin Marty, Aoife O'Riordan, Fausta Luchini, Bree Pearsall, Greg Laden and Brianne Bilyeu 2:10 - Annnnnd we're off! There was a bit of a late spot, so here we are with the introductions! Brianne Bilyeu blogs at Biodork and is a clinic escort. Aiofe O'Riordan is an Irish reproductive rights activist who blogs
Panel: Atheism Is Not Enough (Blogged by Courtney/Kai) Panelists: Yemisi Ilesanmi, Kim Rippere, Kimberley Veal, Debbie Goddard, Desiree Schell, James Croft, and Jason Thibeault Description: As proven by the deep rifts that exist within movement atheism, a common acknowledgement that there is no god is often not enough ground on which to build a coherent, lasting community.
9 AM - 10 AM John Abraham & Greg Laden are discussing climate change here! Get the latest news on climate change and find out why it's important. (Blogged by Courtney) 9:00 - John has a neat graph showing the thickness of ice (I believe in the Antarctic, but I missed that). We have lost about 70% of
In case you somehow missed it, this weekend is the very first annual FtBConscience! It features speakers such as Greta Christina, Miri Mogilevsky, PZ Myers, Jamila Bey, Ed Brayton, and Richard Carrier... not to mention some of Skepchick's very own: Benny, Heina Dadahboy, Kate Donovan, Emily Finke, Debbie Goddard, Kaoru, Amy Roth, Rebecca Watson, and myself (Courtney Caldwell)! The conference