This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.
The Central Iowa Coalition of Reason and Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason will be leading a demonstration at the final Republican Debate prior to the caucuses, demanding a separation of religion from government on Thursday, January 28th from 5—8p.m. The event will gather on the west side of the Iowa Events Center, on 5th Avenue between Crocker Street and Center Street in Des Moines, IA. We will have two types of #AtheistVoter signs to be used to keep the message clear and concise, as this is a demonstration to promote free speech and to raise the visibility of the voice of non-theistic voters and the issues that they care about. If you bring your own signs, keep the message on topic of separation of church & state. #AtheistVoter pins will also be made available for attendees. (In the event of an undercard debate, there will also be a few of us present earlier as well.)
From the Cafe Sci Email –
Presenter:Glennda Bivens, Community and Economic Development Field Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Race and racism infiltrate myriad elements of everyday life, as humans are taught to categorize differences while ignoring power dynamics in everyday encounters. Race and racism are so deeply embedded in American culture that it can be difficult for many people to name and identify racist behaviors. Seemingly minute, some routine actions perpetuate the endemic of racism – and we may not even be aware of it.
Join us as we explore how racism materializes in everyday encounters through microaggressions, micro assaults and commonly used language.
About the presenter – http://yamcwff.weebly.com/uploads/9/1/8/8/9188145/1399066383.pngGlennda is a community and economic development specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education. Glennda has expertise in helping individuals and organizations identify oppressive behaviors, policies and practices and correcting them to make more equitable environments.
Do you remember coloring with your friends as a child, just for the sake of doing so? Do you wish you could do more of that as an adult? Then come join the fun as we explore art and creativity from a Secular perspective. We will draw, listen to music, discuss aspects of art and enjoy a few light snacks.
This is not a formal instruction event. There will be some basic handouts available on aspects of geometry, different shading techniques and color theory to guide the creative process but the event will be very free form with discussion and interaction being the core of the evening’s activity.
This is a family friendly event. The conference room at the library has a listed capacity of twenty so RSVP early to get a spot. We’ll see you there.