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Skepchick Auctions: Dino Virgin Mary, Baby Pokemon Jesus & More

Cross-posted with Skepchick.org. Our planning for SkepchickCon 2014 at CONvergence is in full swing, and we have so much more in store for you. First, in addition to more full-hour interactive science and art workshops, we'll be offering science and art activities and salons all day long in our track room as well as doing

MA: Circumcision Protest

There is an eight day ten city protest being held against male circumcision. The protest in Boston will be held at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St - Rain or Shine, 10am - 3pm Co-sponsors include Intact New York, DelMarVa Area Intactivists, Intact Maryland, Intact Massachusetts, Intact Rhode Island and New York City NYC

MN: Minnesotans Unified for Healthy Air

On November 6, from 6:30-8:00 State Representative Keith Ellison (MN-D) will be speaking, along with Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger from the MN Department of Health, Will Steger, Polar Explorer, Mohamed Idris from ARAHA and Karen Monahan from the Sierra Club on the importance of protecting the environment. (spoiler alert.. it's the only one we have)

EVENT: SlutWalk Minneapolis

So, a few years back police officer in Toronto told a group of woman "I've been told I'm not supposed to say this - however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised." Needless to say, this wasn't taken well. People got together and protested, they named it SlutWalk, this spread

Fundraising: Secular Safe Zone

Because people do need to feel safe to express their opinions and there is a history of freethinking young adults not being able to do that, the Student Secular Alliance has developed Secular Safe Zone. This program trains and educates people in how to create safe spaces for secular students in order to decrease bullying

EVENT: Learn how to become an abortion clinic escort!

It's hardly a leap to say that the reality of safe, accessible and affordable abortion is constantly under attack in the United States. Whether it's Texas's restrictive guidelines created to explicitly loophole clinics into shutting down or the passing of so-called 'fetal heartbeat' laws that subvert science and common sense, one thing is clear: women's

EVENT: NAMIWalk MN

For 11 years the National Alliance on Mental Illness has provided education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illness. As a nurse working in mental health I have used NAMI more times than I can remember as a source for information. Every year they have a fundraising 5K walk. In Minneapolis the walk is

Carolinas Secular Student Summit Recap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0VkoEEnPjk Hello there! I'm back TWO DAYS IN A ROW with a video for you! This past weekend I was at the Carolinas Secular Student Summit - surprisingly enough, not the same conference as the similarly named Carolinas Secular Conference, but follows the trend of being a traveling conference. This is the second year of

EVENT: The Big Gay Race

Now enjoying its third year, Minnesotans United is having a Big Gay Race. The date, September 28. The time, 10:00 am. This year the crowds are expected to be even larger to celebrate Minnesota's not only defeating an amendment vote to prohibit marriage equality (Boo!) but also became the 12th state to make marriage equality