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NYC Atheists Bus Campaign


You asked for it. You anticipated it. You waited for it! This month, some two dozen buses will roll through Manhattan, debuting our 12-foot long, three foot high message, "You don’t have to believe in god to be a moral or ethical person". Look for the signs the first day our buses maneuver through the city in late June. Take a photo of yourself standing beside our bus poster at a bus stop and we'll run it in our newsletter.


Please donate towards our next NYC Atheist Bus Campaign
Make our voices heard. NYC Atheists Inc. is a non-profit (501c), non-partisan, educational association, so your donations are tax-deductible.

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GIVE THE GIFT FOR LIFE / NYCA BLOOD DONATION EVENT

Date & Time: May 7 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: NYC BLOOD BANK / 310 EAST 67TH STREET BETWEEN 1ST / 2ND AVE.
Subject: NYC Atheists will counter the National Day of Prayer with blood donations--a lifesaving action, not passive prayer. While religious people are on their knees, we Atheists will be on our feet, giving a part of ourselves for the benefit of humanity. Atheists know that prayer does not work--but medical science does.- Afterwards, we will celebrate together in a small anteroom with coffee, juice and light refreshment supplied by the Blood Bank.

 

  • Cost: RESERVATIONS: NOT REQUIRED

"WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE ABUSED BRAIN" - SURVIVORS RATHER THAN VICTIMS.

Date & Time: May 10 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: The Press Box Restaurant - 932 Second Avenue (bet. 49th & 50th Sts.) - 2nd Floor
Speaker: SUE COX
Subject: "WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE ABUSED BRAIN" - SURVIVORS RATHER THAN VICTIMS. Sue Cox a 67 year old grandmother, mother of six, is a survivor for three years (ten to thirteen) of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest. Sue’s adopted Mother, who caught the priest molesting her, was too “priest obsessed” to protect or seek justice for her. Sue, no longer blames her mother, because she was a product of her own upbringing, indoctrination and fearful religious delusions. These childhood traumas, caused serious dysfunctional and self destructive behavior, such as alcoholism, addiction, serious self harming, eating disorder, fear, shame, guilt, unworthiness, inability to form relationships, trust anyone, feel anything more than an outcast, and on occasions be suicidal. At the age of seventeen left home, married someone unsuitable and often very violent. By 32; she was alone with six children all under twelve. Sue fought back, dealing with each one of those demons, taking years to come to terms and recovery. Now feeling empowered and speaking out and now working in healthcare for nearly forty years. As an addiction counselor with a very busy practice. She is also the head a large and well respected teaching organisation SMART-UK, teaching in the UK’s National Health Service, Prison services and the Military services, as well as abroad. Smart-UK has become the most reputable, ethical and professional organization, and the training is much sought after. To date she has personally taught nearly 13,000 health care professionals. On October 2010 Sue Cox (GB) and Ton Leerschool (NL) established “Survivors Voice Europe” to champion all those who have not yet been able to find theirs. Sue has taken part in many rallies, campaigns and debates was instrumental in the investigation into the holy see’s breaches of the conventions by the UN Committees for the Rights of the Child and The committee against torture which resulted in the historic victory for survivors of their crimes. She teaches the neurobiology of abuse to healthcare workers, lawyers and survivors in a collaborative workshop “Winning the Battle of the Abused Brain” because EVERYONE should be made aware of the severity of clergy abuse. Sue an Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist, feels strongly that we cannot look at the issues of clergy abuse without also looking at the environment in which they occurred. The Catholic church provides a breeding ground for toxic abuses. Sue believes that everyone should be empowered to “soar”above their abusers, and take back their lives. She is proud to be part of “Survivors Voice Europe” and will shout for justice until her last breath. ENOUGH!

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Cost: BRUNCH is $20, which includes a selection of Buffet Entrees, salad, one soft drink, coffee, tax and tip

NYC ATHEISTS BOOK CLUB / 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR - 6:30 PM - BOOK CLUB

Date & Time: May 15 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) rear room
Speaker: Phil Zuckerman is Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College. His research interests include Secularity, Atheism, Apostasy, and Scandinavian Culture. Dr. Zuckerman will be Skyped in for the meeting because he lives and teaches in California. This is will be an interactive discussion with the author.
Host: DAVID ORENSTEIN
Subject: Phil Zuckerman's book: “LIVING THE SECULAR LIFE:- NEW ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS”

 
                                                    

Cost: Free, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space.

DISCUSSION MEETUP - NYC ATHEISTS - MAY 19TH (TUESDAY) - 7:00 PM

Date & Time: May 19 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: Stone Creek -140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) - REAR ROOM
Host: MICHAEL DORIAN
Subject: MICHAEL WILL SELECT AN INTERESTING TOPIC

Cost: Free, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space.

WHY THE SATANIC TEMPLE WANTS TO PLACE THEIR MONUMENTS IN PUBLIC SPACES?

Date & Time: May 28 2015 - 6:30pm
Location: SLC Conference Center– 15 West 39th St. - (3rd Floor)
Speaker: LUCIEN GREAVES, CO-FOUNDER OF THE SATANIC TEMPLE
Subject: WHY THE SATANIC TEMPLE WANTS TO PLACE THEIR MONUMENTS IN PUBLIC SPACES? The Satanic Temple: a non-theistic, anti-supernaturalist religious organization. TST has gained national media attention in their attempt to place Satanic monuments in public spaces.

 

Cost: We ask for a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of room rental.
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