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Two Philadelphia atheist events this weekend November 28, 2011

Posted by shaunphilly in Culture and Society, Religion, Skepticism and atheism.
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For those of you in the Philadelphia area, I have a couple of events you may be interested in.  They are both affiliated with the Freethought Society, which is run by my friend Margaret Downey, and I will be attending one of both of them.

The first is the Human Tree of Knowledge in West Chester on Saturday December 3rd at 3:00 PM.  The reason it will be a human tree rather than a real one is because the presence of a real tree has been blocked by the city of West Chester, as has been covered recently over at Hemant’s place.  I was there for at least two of the real trees before this form of protest was necessary, as I have worked with Margaret Downey and the FTS for many years.

If you are interested in following news or in networking with people involved, there is also a facebook group.  I will be there on Saturday and will almost certainly do dinner afterwords.  After that I may grab a point at the Iron Hill Brewery since I love their Pig Iron Porter so much.

The second event is the following day, Sunday December 4th, and is in Philadelphia.  More specifically it is at the Ethical Society at Rittenhouse Square.  Here is an image of the flier, copies of which may appear there in the next couple of days.

I am not yet sure if I will attend this event.  I’m not big on holiday rituals, but it may be a good time to catch up with local people of reason.

If you will be in the Philadelphia and/or West Chester area this coming weekend, make a point to attend or pass along the information to others who may be interested.


1. Janice Rael - December 2, 2011

And Gloucester County Humanists (NJHN/GloCo) are celebrating Humanlight in Glassboro NJ on Sunday December 4th from 1pm until we run out of food… and it’s a potluck, so we’ll have lots of food. http://www.meetup.com/Gloucester-County-Humanists/events/31292062/

2. Tree of Knowledge Event December 1st in West Chester, PA, with some historical context. « atheist, polyamorous, skeptics - November 15, 2012

[…] plan; a human Tree of Knowledge, which doubled as a protest and momentary display.  The same thing happened in 2011, and now in 2012 we are left in the same situation.  The Commissioners still refuse to allow a […]

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