IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF’s Fifth Annual School Supply Drive!

The 2016 School Supply Drive was the best yet! Thank you so very much to everyone who donated their money, time and effort! $2356 in donations, including a full 1K match from the IAF and proceeds from our volunteers working concessions at Wells Fargo Arena during the period of the Drive. Boxes of school supplies were delivered on Friday, Aug 19 to Hiatt Middle School and to elementary schools, Edmunds, Jackson, Moulton and Smouse. Additionally, ten backpacks stuffed with school supplies were delivered to Hawthorn Hill homeless families shelter. We still have another “special delivery” to make as we also received an additional $500 from an anonymous donor through the United Coalition of Reason for STEM specific items. Stay tuned!

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IAF Book Discussion Group, Session 2016.10

The IAF Book Discussion Group is an ongoing effort to provide interesting intellectual conversations for members of IAF and other interested parties on texts and topics relevant to the Secular perspective.

For this session the group will conclude our discussion on the text “Mistakes Were Made [but not by me] (revised edition*)”  by Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson. Dustin has done a marvellous job thus far and we look forward to his final take on this very interesting text.

The reading assignment for this session will cover chapters 6, 7 & 8 (pages 206 to 312). Be prepared, if possible, to present things from the reading assignment that stood out for you so that we can gain a good cross-section of individual perspectives where the reading is concerned.

*The revised edition has a blue and white cover (as shown) as opposed to the 2007 edition which has a primarily yellow cover.

The conference room that has been reserved at Kirkendall Public Library has a maximum capacity of 20 so RSVP early to get a seat. Social time will be available from 6:30 to 7 PM if you want to come and just chat before the discussion begins. We’ll see you there. 🙂

*NOTE* Refreshments will no longer be provided gratis. If you require anything for drinking or snacking, you will have to bring it yourself.

You can read about the book on the publisher’s Website by following this LINK</a>  or by going to the Goodreads page for the title <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/522525.Mistakes_Were_Made_But_Not_by_Me_”>HERE.

If you prefer, though, here is a brief synopsis of the title from the publisher’s site –

Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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Brunch with Dr. Hector Avalos

This is our regular, weekly Meetup, but today we will have a special guest. Dr. Hector Avalos, professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University will be joining us for a special meetup in his honor.  Dr. Avalos has written several books and has been a long time supporter and resource for the atheists community.  IAF is pleased to welcome him to our meetup. Come join us for interesting discussions and a chance to meet one of our heros.  Please RSVP as space may be limited.

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