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September features the hugest month of great events yet for Reason Australia

In Embiggen Books, GUSSF Events!, Helping our community., Homeopathy Awareness Week, Modern Day Witchcraft, Responses to the media, Science on August 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM

In the lead up to our much anticipated official launch, Reason Australia are compiling a one-stop calendar of events nationwide that may be of interest to our members, supporters and friends.

If you are hosting or are aware of an event that is not yet featured on the Reason Australia events page, please contact our media and community relations manager via the following email address:

If you are holding or know of an event that is not yet featured on the Reason Australia events page, please contact our media and community relations manager via the following email address:

jayson.cooke@reasonaustralia.org

Please feel free to provide feedback via the above contact as well.

Jayson D Cooke

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A BETTER LIFE FOR AFRICANS

In Discrimination, Equality, GUSSF Events!, Helping our community., Human Rights, Leo Igwe, Modern Day Witchcraft on August 13, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Can science aid the battle against superstition?

Can rational thinking stop children being burnt as witches?

 Speaker: Leo Igwe

 Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement, the Nigerian Skeptics Society and former director of the Centre for Inquiry/Nigeria. He works for the International Humanist and Ethical Union as its director in West and Southern Africa. He also represents the IHEU at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights in Banjul, Gambia. He has written numerous articles on human rights, humanism, scepticism and free thought in Africa.

Leo has been arrested and beaten by the Nigerian police and local gangs as a result of his campaigns against superstition, injustices and fanaticism. Recently he spent much of his time rescuing alleged witch children in the south of the country. He will talk about the consequences of challenging such beliefs. He will also discuss the role that scientific and critical thinking can play in improving the life of the average African and the future of the continent.

On 23 August Leo will visit the Gold Coast during a speaking tour sponsored by Australian Skeptics Inc. The Gold Coast event will be held at Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21a Scarborough Street, Southport starting at 7.30 pm.

After the presentation, supper will be served in the GCLT green room. This will be a great opportunity to ask Leo questions and share ideas with other members of the audience.

For catering purposes, bookings are essential.

Contact –

Lilian Derrick: phone 5593 2776 or email: lderrick@bigpond.net.au

Frank Culell: phone 5562 1869 or email: fmculell@bigpond.com

at

Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21a Scarborough St, Southport

Tuesday 23 August 2011 at 7.30 pm.

 

Everyone welcome. Donation of $5 includes supper after the presentation.

Bookings essential

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New Facebook Group-page in the making

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Hi everyone,

This is just a quick note to let you know that we finally have a new facebook group page (in the new less user friendly format). Follow the link to join in.

Also we had another successful club sign-up day with quite a few new members joining and a new committee is on the verge of being finalised.

Thank you all once again for all the support and you’ll be sure to hear more from us soon!

Jayson D Cooke

Founder and acting President of the Griffith University Skeptics and Freethinkers

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