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|Atheist Alliance International meeting|
|Date||Sunday March 01|
|Time||3:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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Glen Park library
Atheist Alliance International is working to secure the rights of atheists in countries where they are persecuted.
Join Bay Area Humanists in this discussion of Atheist Alliance International (AAI). AAI is an organization that helps those who are trying to bring about secular societies in countries where religion is so strong that the governments are legally, or de facto, theocracies. Stuart Bechman will discuss AAI activities including building secular schools in Africa, assisting those who establish atheist organizations and opposing laws, such as blasphemy laws, that attempt to silence those who wish promote secular societies and giving aid to those arrested or otherwise persecuted because they are non-believers. He will address the desirability of atheist and humanist organizations to bond together to promote secular societies. Karl Karnadi will describe how he established an atheist Facebook group in Indonesia and the persecution that atheists endure there. Melita Granger will also present her involvement with AAI.
All three of the speakers are on the board of AAI. The national origins of the speakers attest to the international character of AAI. Karl is form Indonesia, Melita from Australia, and Stuart from southern California.
The event will be at the Glen Park library at 3 PM on Saturday March 1. For more information and to RSVP go to our meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/sfhumanits).