Calendar

August 23rd
Adopt a Highway Cleanup
Time:9am
Location: I-75 South, exit 231 (Mt. Zion Parkway)

Come join us and pitch in for the cleanup of our adopted highway! We will be located at exit 231 (Mt. Zion Hwy) on 75 South in Morrow. Snacks, supplies, water and gloves will be provided, and afterwards we’ll pick a restaurant where we can have lunch. Be sure to dress comfortably – with a BN T-shirt too!

The best place to park will be the Home Depot lot, which is located right at the exit. We will walk to the area from there.

August 29th – September 1st
Bn at Dragon Con
Location: Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA

The last weekend in August is the weekend of Dragon Con in Atlanta, and BN will be a participant this year! Many of our members attend this 4 day long affair, which includes a parade and many other exciting events. Beginning Saturday, August 30th, we will have a table near the Skeptic Track, which will be located on the second floor of the Hilton Atlanta downtown. Membership badges are required at a cost, but if you volunteer to work the booth, compensation is a possibility. Also, BN President Mandisa Thomas will be participating in a lightning round talk session on the Skeptic Track on Monday, September 1st. The topic is “Ignite Skepticism”, and you won’t want to miss it. The best way to get to the festivities is by MARTA, this is a very popular event!

For more information, please visit http://www.dragoncon.org

September 13th
Recovering from Religion Meetup – Morrow Chapter
Time:1pm
Location: Starbucks at Barnes and Noble
1939 Mt. Zion Rd
Morrow, GA 30260

It’s the monthly meetup for the Morrow chapter of Recovering from Religion! We will meet to discuss issues directly related to religious indoctrination, struggles faced, and how to better overcome them.

There is no proselytizing of any kind allowed at these meetings. While BN Inc, is a proud partner and facilitator, by no means is this a tool for recruitment. Any donations incurred as a result of these meetings will go directly toward RR efforts. Also, be sure to join the new Meetup group for this chapter.

Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you!!!

September 14th
Leah Mickens at AFS
Time:1pm
Location: Atlanta Freethought Hall
4775 N. Church Lane
Smyrna, GA 30080

The September Atlanta Freethought Society’s program scheduled for 1pm on Sunday, September 14 will feature AFS and BN member Leah Mickens.

Leah will discuss her essay “We’ve Come This Far–In Spite of Faith” that was printed in Free Inquiry magazine.

The program will be preceded by conversation and light snacks starting at noon

September 20th
Journey In The Loop: A Jupiter Strong Odyssey
Time:2pm
Location: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library – Central Headquarters Branch
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303

Black Nonbelievers, Inc is proud to host a special presentation on the acclaimed children’s book series, Jupiter Strong. Created by Kelly Abel and Frank Edwards, they will be discussing the origins, as well as the importance of fostering critical thinking in children.

Please join us for this fun, yet very informative event – and bring your entire family! Refreshments will be provided, and there will be merchandise available for purchase. For more information and to order the series online, please visit http://www.jupiterstrong.com. General information can be found at http://www.blacknonbelievers.org

September 21st
Leah Mickens at AFS
Time:1pm
Location: Atlanta Freethought Hall
4775 N. Church Lane
Smyrna, GA 30080

September 14th
Mandisa Thomas at Lake Hypatia
Time:11am
Location: Lake Hypatia Advance
255 Lake Joan Circle
Munford, AL

The Alabama Freethought Association, Inc. is a local chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Their meetings are held every third Sunday of each month at the Lake Hypatia Advance in Munford, AL, starting with Social hour at 11 AM, Covered Dish Lunch at noon and Speaker at 1 PM. Afterwards, folks continue to socialize, take walks, fish or paddle boat around the 12 acre lake. You are welcome as a guest with no prerequisite to become a member.

The guest speaker for the month of September is BN founder and President Mandisa Thomas, who will be discussing Black Nonbelievers: Past, Present and Future. The trip from Atlanta is approx. 2 hours. For more information about the Alabama Freethought Association, please click on this link: http://ffrf.org/outreach/afa

September 26-28
Carolinas Secular Conference
Location: Charlotte, NC

Organized by the Carolinas Secular Association, the Fourth Annual Carolinas Secular Conference will be held in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217. Conference fees are $134.98 per person. Rooms are just $89 to $119 per night for the length of the event if booked before August 27.

Featured speakers include: writer, artist, filmmaker and Humanist activist, Steve Ahlquist; writer, blogger, and author Greta Christina; president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., Mandisa Thomas; Bria Crutchfield; and founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement, Secular Post and Public Relations director for Global Secular Organizing and Strategy Faisal Saeed Al Mutar. Entertainment includes rapper Greydon Square and DJ Alex Zygmunt.

For more information, registration and hotel booking, please visit http://www.carolinassecularassociation.org/conference/

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