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|11th December 2007, 08:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Valley Girl
LA & OC 01.20.08 Defending Science & Secularism in DC
CFI-Los Angeles's FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
Defending Science and Secularism in the Nationís Capital:
A First-Year Report
Sunday, January 20th, 11 a.m. in Hollywood; 4:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa
$6, or free for Friends of the Center.
In order to promote and defend science and secularism in the development of laws and policies, the Center for Inquiry created the Office of Public Policy in Washington D.C.
The branch is headed by Toni Van Pelt, CFIís governmental affairs director, who urges Congressional members to base laws and policies on scientific data and empirical evidence as opposed to faith, as well as emphasizing the separation of church and state.
Van Pelt will give a first-year report here on the current bills CFI is following in Congress, the inner workings of the Office, what the future holds, and how CFI members can affect public policies and laws.
She previously served as the first executive director for the CFI-Florida branch. With the development of the CFI Explorers Travel Club, she has successfully married her past career in travel and business with her commitment to skepticism and secular humanism.
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
2 blocks west of Vermont at Berendo
This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the
Costa Mesa Community Center
1845 Park Ave. in Costa Mesa.
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to "To promote and defend reason, science, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor." CFI organizations publish Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines.
Call for more information - (323) 666-9797.