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Amy Monsky
Nov 13 2013
SHL November Monthly Meeting

The following e-mail announcement was sent by Amy Monsky to the Monthly Meeting Reminders mailing list:

Please join us this Sunday, 11/17, for the November 2013 meeting of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry:

"In Defense of Firebrand Atheism" a talk by David Silverman

Time: 4:00pm

Place: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street

Cost: Free and open to the public

David Silverman is President of the American Atheists, a non-profit organization founded in 1963. Now in its fourth decade, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about atheism.

Mr. Silverman attended Brandeis University, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science while honing his debating skills with theists in numerous informal debates. Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell labs for eight years (74 issued patents) and a Marketing Director for Natural microsystems.

Dave has been an atheist since he was six years old. He became an activist in 1996 and soon became New Jersey State Director. He also founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists, the first employee club of its kind. He was tapped to be the National Spokesperson in 2004, and then was named Vice President in 2008. The Board of Directors elected Dave as President in September of 2010.

Mr. Silverman has appeared on most major news programs including The O'Reilly Factor (spawning the famous "WTF meme-face"), Scarborough Country, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, FOX and Friends, NPR's All Things Considered, and many more. Dave hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV show with co-host Dennis Horvitz.

*PLEASE NOTE* If your last name begins with the letters G-H, please consider bring a snack for the refreshments table, and also please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure the snack table is ready by 4pm. Suggested snack foods are cheese, crackers, fruit, granola bars, cookies, cake squares anything that one can eat without need of a fork or spoon. The snack item should be for about 8-12 people, which is the average number of servings in a typical container/bag. SHL will supply the paper goods and beverages.

As always, there will be the opportunity to go to dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.

Additionally, Sunday Quest - our new Humanist "Sunday School" - for kids ages 5-12 years old will take place during this monthly 3rd Sunday meetings and will be free of charge. Space is limited, so registration is required. More information will be sent in a separate email to the Family Activities mailing list as well as posted on our website.

Please email me at if you have any questions or to register your child for Sunday Quest.

See you Sunday!

Amy Monsky

President, Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry

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