Kickstarter for a Winter Solstice Celebration

Isn't it the way good things always go... It starts with a small gathering, grows every year, then you become too big to manage in your small space. A group of New York City atheists have a kickstarter campaign to raise money to rent what looks to be a really gorgeous facility for a Winter

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

MN: Check out your local university

Are you sitting around, bored, wondering what to do? Have you checked with your local university? Here in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Astrophysics they have a public viewing night. Friday nights, starting September 13, from 8:00-9:30 pm you get a short presentation (When I went they discussed citizen science opportunities) and


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 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

Preview: Carolinas Secular Conference And now for something completely different - a video! This past weekend, I was at the Carolinas Secular Student Summit (which I'll be talking about tomorrow) and talked to Harry Shaughnessy. Coming up next month is the Carolinas Secular Conference which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 4-6. It's $150 registration, $99

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

Rebecca on Atheists Talk

Cross-posted on Skepchick. Atheists Talk is interviewing Rebecca this Sunday, at 9 am Central time. You can listen to the live stream or on one of those old-timey devices called a radio (RAY-dee-oh), at AM 950 KTNF. You can also call in (952-946-6205) or email ([email protected]) questions for Rebecca during the live show. If you