Pittsburgh Freethought Community
Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values
in the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 08, 2019
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 10 sessions


    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • Monday, December 28, 2020
    • 68 sessions
    • Social, Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Register

    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time.

    Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!!

    This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/

    You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/

    As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.

    • Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    • Sunday, January 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • Sunday, January 15, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • Sunday, February 12, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, PIttsburgh, PA 15213
    Register


    Many of us are outraged at the rhetoric and policies coming from the current White House administration concerning immigration. Learn how Casa San Jose works to combat these effects and supports immigrants in the Pittsburgh area, and how you can help. By building bridges and finding common ground we can make everyone feel welcome and accepted in the different communities to which we belong.

    Lauren Perkins is Casa San Jose’s Emergency Response Organizer. In addition to immediately responding to ICE detentions and their consequences, she accompanies people to ICE check-ins, and coordinates Casa San Jose’s PA is Ready! community engagements.

    Join us Feburary 26th at 7pm in Margret Morrison A14 to learn how to put your values into action and help support immigrants in Pittsburgh!

    Logistics:

    • Parking in the East Campus Garage located at the front of the Univeristy off Forbes, is free
    • Room is located on the 1B level, after entering on the main level, take the stairs on either side, and the room is on the left (there will be signs pointing the way

    Click map below for full-sized image:



    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series!

    Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org.

    See you there!

    P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Planned Parenthood, Western PA
    Register


    Our next group volunteer session will be Feburary 29th 2020, if you've already completed a training, log into your volunteer portal and see what hours are available that day, we are prioritizing the hours between 9-11am.

    Interested in being part of the PFC Planned Parenthood volunteer team? Fill out this form to get started with the volunteer application process: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMiEcPNxg2nsIyTtnSuJ0LMJL-mdq_Q-DTDsS-S_9DPu8WVw/viewform

    After completing this form you will be contacted about future trainings and volunteering commitments.



    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Porch, 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register


    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time.

    There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers.

    Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.

    http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley


    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa
    Register



    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

    See you there!

    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    Register

    Please note - this is NOT a PFC event but is likely of interest to PFC stakeholders.  PFC registration has been enabled so that we can inform any RSVP's of others' plans to attend for carpool purposes. 

    This year, Philadelphia will be ground zero for Pennsylvania’s progressive movement! The 2020 Progressive Summit will bring hundreds of activists, grassroots leaders, movers and shakers together. Philadelphia has long been the epicenter of radical change in Pennsylvania, and the continent and this year the eyes of the world will be on PA as we build a country that works for all of us. This year we will becoming some ENORMOUS changes, and it all starts with the summit. You won't want to miss it.

    Now is your chance to take part in this change at the summit! But to attend, you must register beforehand, and space is filling up quickly!

    And ANNOUNCING: The Summit will play host to a debate of Auditor General Candidates, on Friday night! They'll be taking questions from grassroots leaders about how they will use the powers of the office to ensure Pennsylvania serves the many(not the few).

    In addition, The 2020 Progressive Summit is a great opportunity to:

    • Hear from progressive champions from around the country
    • Meet community members and grassroots leaders from across the state
    • Develop skills to make the biggest impact possible in your community and our commonwealth
    • Train with some of the best organizers in Pennsylvania  
    • Enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as we hear from national leaders and activists!

    We have LOTS more announcements to come...

    Space is filling up quickly, so get registered and get ready for the 2020 Progressive Summit!

    Thank you for all that you do!

    -The Keystone Progress Team


    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth and Morewood Streets, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work!

    You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all.

    All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

    Session #4 - Disadvantage and Advantage - March 8, 2020, 2 to 4 PM

    (Note time change!) If Black people are disadvantaged by racism, who is reaping those advantages? We will identify some of the advantages White people receive, discuss what it might mean not to have them, and imagine what a fair society would be.

    A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.


    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tan Lac Vien Vietnamese Bistro 2114 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Register



    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.

    • Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Community Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15221
    Register

    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge!

    What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries.

    Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.

    • Thursday, March 19, 2020


    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church 1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Pa
    Register

    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill
    having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the
    discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion
    topics to: info@pghfreethought.org
    ************************************

    General discussion group info:

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!

    • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Double Wide Grill, 2339 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Register

    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 come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth and Morewood Streets, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work!

    You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all.

    All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

    Session #5 - Doing Anti-racism - March 22, 2020, 1 to 3 PM

    Good intentions are not enough. What stops White people from engaging with others about racism? Can White people be sensitive to the pain of oppressed people without centering our own experiences or feelings?

    A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.


    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • First Unitarian, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Register

    Nature's Rainbow. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Chase Mendenhall of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Museum will share the latest research on sexual interaction and sex-correlated behavior across species.  At 1st Unitarian Church.

    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series!

    Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org.

    See you there!

    P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Porch, 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register


    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time.

    There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers.

    Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.

    http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley


    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth and Morewood Streets, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work!

    You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all.

    All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

    Session #6 - Wrapping Up and Moving Forward - April 5, 2020, 1 to 3 PM

    Each of us has power that we can use to oppose racist policies and customs. Participants are asked to reflect on the discussions and suggest anti-racist actions.

    A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.

    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa
    Register



    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

    See you there!

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • Phoenix


    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tan Lac Vien Vietnamese Bistro 2114 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Register



    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.

    • Friday, April 10, 2020
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020


    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church 1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Pa
    Register

    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill
    having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the
    discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion
    topics to: info@pghfreethought.org
    ************************************

    General discussion group info:

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Double Wide Grill, 2339 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Register

    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 come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.

    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Community Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15221
    Register

    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge!

    What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries.

    Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • CMU Campus
    Register

    Why Christian Nationalism is UnAmerican. Andrew Seidel, Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, destroyer of the myth that we live in a Christian nation. This event is co-sponsored by the CMU Humanist League, and will be on campus.

    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series!

    Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org.

    See you there!

    P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • Monday, May 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Schenley Plaza, Under the Big Tent, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC).

    There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers.

    Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza

    Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.


    • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa
    Register



    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

    See you there!

    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tan Lac Vien Vietnamese Bistro 2114 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Register



    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish.

    Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.

    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • Monday, May 15, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Double Wide Grill, 2339 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Register

    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 come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.

    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Community Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15221
    Register

    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge!

    What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries.

    Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church 1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Pa
    Register

    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill
    having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the
    discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion
    topics to: info@pghfreethought.org
    ************************************

    General discussion group info:

    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!

    • Monday, May 25, 2020


    • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • First Unitarian, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Register

    Roger Williams, Champion of Religious Liberty. Alan Johnson will offer new insights on the life and work of this early champion of separation of government and religion. At 1st Unitarian Church.

    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series!

    Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org.

    See you there!

    P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • Thursday, June 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • Thursday, June 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions


    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa
    Register