January Membership Meeting – Boobquake and its Aftershocks

When: January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Greenwood Library

Join us at the Greenwood Library for a talk by Jennifer McCreight followed by a town hall-style discussion on how atheists/freethinkers handle the holidays. Light refreshments provided.

On April 19, 2010, an influential Muslim cleric preached that women dressing immodestly caused earthquakes.  Jennifer McCreight suggested Boobquake in response–a humorous experiment to expose and test these claims.  By April 26, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide were in, which ignited debate surrounding both feminism and religion.  Jennifer will speak to us about this interesting event, the effects and responses it drew.

Jennifer McCreight is a feminist, atheist blogger who recently moved to Seattle from Indiana.  She is currently working on her PhD in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. Her blog can be found at blaghag.com.

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We also encourage you to bring canned food items for our year-round Seattle Atheists SeasonLESS Food Drive. We’ll donate the food we collect to Family Works and Volunteers of America food banks in the name of Seattle Atheists.

Food banks everywhere are experiencing a sharp decrease in the amount of food available to hungry families. It’s time to make sure that giving continues, even AFTER the traditional holiday giving season.

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