Pittsburgh Freethought Community
Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values
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    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    How to talk to people with opposing political views.  How can we reach understanding and find areas of agreement in our discussions with people who disagree with us about politics?  How can we effectively debunk public misinformation?  How can we debunk misinformation on social media without alienating friends and family members?

    NPR Conversation Guide for One Small Step:

    https://storycorpsorg-staging.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/radio_station_Conversation-Guide-for-OSS_V11.pdf

    The Infodemic: Debunking Works (Let’s Get to It!) with Tim Caulfield sponsored by the Center for Inquiry on how to present evidence-based messages without provoking a "backfire" event.  Listen to the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_WXMEWiZi8

    Pen America: How to Talk to Friends and Family Who Share Misinformation

    https://pen.org/how-to-talk-to-friends-and-family-who-share-misinformation/?fbclid=IwAR19Ubv6DBiBFreKX8QVGAhX2GwjeQc_sLaD-NwrwgNExZIMezPpKl577UM

    RSVP to receive the meeting link.

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org


    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
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    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so.

    This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. January 28th will be our inaugural meeting, so we will not have a predetermined topic, and feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 

    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
    Register
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly. We will be meeting on-line every 1st Tuesday of the month until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
    • Sunday, February 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    With the current Stay-at-Home regime in place, we will be meeting on-line until the order is lifted. So grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality.

    This event will be hosted virtually, please RSVP to see the link.

    • Monday, February 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

    • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    This is our 3rd monthly discussion group. As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org

    RSVP to receive the meeting link.


    • Friday, February 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Meet app or Zoom to participate.)

    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.


    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
    • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so.

    This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. January 28th will be our inaugural meeting, so we will not have a predetermined topic, and feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
    Register
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly. We will be meeting on-line every 1st Tuesday of the month until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
    • Sunday, March 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    With the current Stay-at-Home regime in place, we will be meeting on-line until the order is lifted. So grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality.

    This event will be hosted virtually, please RSVP to see the link.

    • Monday, March 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register
     
    The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism


    For too long the religious right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with cultural issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. But in her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart shows that this is a political movement, and its ultimate goal is power. It does not seek to add another voice to America’s pluralistic democracy but to replace our foundational democratic principles and institutions with a state grounded on a particular version of Christianity, answering to what some adherents call a “biblical worldview.” The movement has already succeeded in degrading our politics and dividing the nation with religious animus. This isn’t a “culture war.” It is a political war over the future of democracy.

    Stewart pulls back the curtain on the movement's inner workings and leading personalities, exposing the movement's infrastructure and its leading personalities. In spite of the consequences of the 2020 election, the movement will remain a formidable force in our politics. By shedding light on the movement's logic and tactics, Stewart helps us understand the strategies we will need to mount an effective response.


    Closed captioning will be available for this event through Google Meet. To enable captions in Google Meet, click on the three dots menu in the lower right corner and choose “Turn on captions” next to the CC symbol.


    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    This is our 3rd monthly discussion group. As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org

    RSVP to receive the meeting link.


    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Meet app or Zoom to participate.)

    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.


    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so.

    This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. Meeting topics will be posted in advance, but please feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 

    • Sunday, April 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    With the current Stay-at-Home regime in place, we will be meeting on-line until the order is lifted. So grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality.

    This event will be hosted virtually, please RSVP to see the link.

    • Monday, April 05, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet
    Register
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly. We will be meeting on-line every 1st Tuesday of the month until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    This is our 3rd monthly discussion group. As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org

    RSVP to receive the meeting link.


    • Friday, April 16, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Meet app or Zoom to participate.)

    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.


    • Monday, April 19, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so.

    This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. Meeting topics will be posted in advance, but please feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 

    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
    • Sunday, May 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    With the current Stay-at-Home regime in place, we will be meeting on-line until the order is lifted. So grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality.

    This event will be hosted virtually, please RSVP to see the link.

    • Monday, May 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet
    Register