After 5 great and productive years as a student club at Sac City College, we have decided it is time for a name change. The Freethinkers name has served us well, and given us the opportunity to educate the college community on the concept of free thought. But it often caused confusion and distraction as well.
So this Fall 2014 semester we will become the Secular Student Alliance – Sacramento City College chapter (or just SSA-SCC for short). This was a point of discussion last semester and the decision was made unanimously during our planning meeting last week.
Since our inception we have been an affiliate of the national Secular Student Alliance — the fantastic and very supportive organization of over 300 college and high school student groups like ours. Aligning our club name with the national organization will help us to demonstrate our solidarity with the many other student groups of the same name throughout the state and beyond, as well as allow us additional branding support from the SSA. Perhaps most importantly, I think the new name will project to the City College community a more inclusive and positive tone, and clearly communicate the purpose and values of the club.
The Freethinkers are co-hosting a major event on the Sac City Campus this February. We are working with the Queer / Straight Alliance, Sac City Feminists, and the Sociology Club to promote Sex Positivity through 4 days of events.
We will be meeting from 11am – 1pm to discuss hot topics and plan our big Spring event.
Thursday, Oct. 31
BUS 236 (Business Bldg)
11am – 1pm
Freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, humanists, naturalists and all other open-minded skeptics of traditional mainstream religious beliefs… come join the fun and help us plan for the next year.
We have some great ideas already in the works, and need all the help and active members we can get.
Thursday, Sept. 5, Noon – 2pm
We will meet IN THE SCC QUAD, on the grass near the gazebo and City Cafe. Look for the Ask An Atheist sign.
What the hell is a SkepTube you may ask? Of course you would ask… because as far as we know, we invented it and this is only the second year w’ve done it, so how could you know what it is?
SkepTube is a 3-hour currated festival of video clips from a variety of online sources addressing a variety of provocative and thoughtful topics. Videos will be shown in 10-15 minute thematic blocks followed by short open audience discussions. The schedule of themes is posted below. Audience members are welcome come and go at any time during the event.
FEATURING VIRTUAL GUEST APPEARANCES* BY: Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais, Lawrence Krouss, George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, Julie Sweeney, Jonathan Miller, Tim Minchen, Mr. Deity, Eugenie Scott, Sarah Silverman, Michael Shermer, David Cross, Colin Blakemore, The Thinking Atheist, Bill Maher, Stephen Cobert, Bill O’Rielly, XTC, The Insane Clown Posse, They Might Be Giants, Randy Newman, Lewis Black, Eric Hovind, Ray Comfort & Kurt Cameron and Many, Many more!!!
DISCUSSING COMPELLING TOPICS SUCH AS: Religion, Philosophy, Atheism, Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Existence, The Bible, Theology, Cults, Politics, Sexuality, Morality, Ethics, and Much, Much More!
All worldviews and perspectives are welcome!
*Note: inclusion of named and noted guests does not imply an endorsement on thier part. Virtual guests and topics may change without notice.
Please feel free to DOWNLOAD THIS FLYER and spread the word!
EVENT TOPIC SCHEDULE:
11:30–12:00 SKEPTICISM / CRITICAL THINKING
12:00 – 12:25 SCIENCE vs. IGNORANCE
12:25 – 12:40 “DUST THAT SINGS” (The meaning of life?)
12:40 – 1:00 RELIGION, pt. 1
1:00 – 1:15 RELIGION, pt. 2
1:15 – 1:35 ATHEISM
1:35 – 2:00 EVOLUTION vs. CREATIONISM
2:00 – 2:20 COMEDY BLOCK
2:20 – 2:30 FINALE: “Storm” by Tim Minchen
Our official club meetings are now weekly!
We meet from 12:30-2pm every Wednesday in TEC-110 (Technology bldg, NW corner of campus)
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
10AM – 2PM
We all sit at a table, laugh, talk to people, and try to get some new active members, as well as sell some stuff for our club!
We need volunteers, stay as long as you can. Set up is at 10 am, we will wrap up around 2 or so.
I need people who can commit, or if time is an issue please at least stop by!
If you are able to volunteer, please attend our Wed, 2/27 meeting, or just show up at the table on Thursday!
Our first meeting of the Spring semester, 2013.
Be there, or we’ll assume you’ve been raptured up to heaven or joined a cult.
DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 13
TIME: 1:30pm – 3pm
PLACE: TEC-110 at the East end of the Technology Building (north edge of campus, along 12th Ave, behind the Performing Arts Center)
Sorry if this does not fit your schedule, we may consider moving it to a different time if needed, once we get rolling. This day and time was chosen based on our Doodle survey:http://www.doodle.com/wsincvs233wbi4rs
Do you believe in witches? Why not?
What can the Salem Witch Trials tell us about the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
Thursday, November 29
5:30 – 7:30pm
Rodda North 258
Sacramento City College
Hundreds of millions of people believe that Jesus came back from the dead. CSU, Sacramento Philosophy professor MATT MCCORMICK presents a decidedly unpopular view —he forcefully argues that the central tenet of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus, is false.
In his recently published book, Atheism and the Case against Christ, he undermines Christianity and theism at their foundations; provides a powerful model for better critical reasoning; and builds a compelling case for atheism. McCormick offers persuasive arguments that are accessible, thoughtful, and new.
The presentation will be followed with a lively Question & Answer session.