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Coming Out Skeptical
Date Saturday October 08
Time 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St.,
94704 One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLarry Hicok
This month East Bay Atheists features a young atheist organizer who is considered one of atheism’s most brilliant speakers, and that is why we are flying him in from Columbus, Ohio to speak to you.

JT Eberhard is a full time organizer for the Secular Student Alliance and co-founder of the Skepticon convention. “Coming Out Skeptical” addresses the need for atheists to come out of the closet and to not merely focus on their atheism, but on the human obligation to be reasonable. This talk has been given to standing ovations at the American Atheists National Convention, Dragon*Con, and elsewhere.

Eberhard will make arguments drawn from history, philosophy, and current events for why a better world is dependent on our ability to be candid with others about the reliability of their beliefs, as well as our ability to be forthright about our own.

Ed Buckner, the former president of American Atheists, described JT’s talk at the Des Moines convention as “being present at the inauguration of a new Atheist star.”

Our own Greta Christina’s take on JT: “As a writer, JT Eberhard is smart, funny, honest, and totally fearless. As an organizer, he is passionate, dedicated, inspired, and as determined as a bulldog. And as a speaker, he tears the roof off the sucker. We are insanely lucky to have him on our side.”

Don’t miss this one, and the discussion afterwards.

Then we will go to dinner at King Dong Restaurant, 2429 Shattuck Ave. (near Haste) in Berkeley. Please join us.

To RSVP on Meetup, click here.

When: Saturday, October 8th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St., One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART

BART Access: From the downtown Berkeley BART Station, walk 1.5 blocks south on Shattuck Avenue, then turn right on Kittredge. The library is a half block down the street on the left.

Parking: The city parking lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library, is $5 for the entire day on Sunday. If you don’t mind walking, take University to MLK, turn right and then instead of proceeding left on Allston to the parking lot, turn right. In several blocks you will see parking on the side streets.

Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 27th, 2011 6:34 AM

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