The weekly update on SPI coalition members
by Julie Esris
SPI coalition member The┬áBertrand Russell Society will hold its annual meeting at Dublin, Ireland on June 5-7, 2015. This year’s keynote speaker will be SPI Fellow┬áA. C. Grayling. Find out more about this exciting conference here!
SPI coalition member, the┬áFoundation for Critical Thinking, is hosting the 35th annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform. This year’s theme will be Cultivating World Justice and Freedom of Thought Through Educational and Social Reform. This year the conference will take place in Berkley, California, from July 25th-30th, 2015. Registration is now open.
SPI coalition member, The Atheist Foundation of Australia┬áis thrilled to be bringing comedian Robin Ince to Australia for Happiness through Science at the Astor Theater in Perth on April 9th, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Can scientific thinking make you a happier person? Robin Ince sure thinks so. Come to what will surely┬ábe an exciting event!
Civil disobedience did not disappear after the civil rights movements of the 1960s. In fact, Bruce Hanes, of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, defied state law in 2013 by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. SPI coalition member,┬áThe Freethought Society, hosted┬áBruce Hanes, who told┬áhis story at the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. That was on March 16th, but The Freethought Society┬ácontinues to host more exciting Meetups throughout the year.
The 2015 international Freethought Film Festival will be held from May 8th-10th in Orlando, Florida. The┬áFreethought Film Festival Foundation┬áis, of course, an SPI coalition member, and they are excited to promote critical thinking, reason, and freedom of inquiry through film. There are sure to be a number of interesting films in this unique festival!