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Café Inquiry – ONLINE: The Sovereign Citizen Movement (Grand Rapids)

Date:
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

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Organized by:
Frank Crownover or Jessica Wolin
Phone: 617-645-0713
Email: cafeinquiry-grandrapids@centerforinquiry.org

Description:

Join MeetingDue to COVID-19 Pandemic this event will be held Virtually. (Click Button to open and/or download Zoom App to connect to meeting).

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day’s topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

This week, Steve Andersen will be leading a discussion of the Sovereign Citizen movement. Steve will spend a few minutes describing this movement followed by a discussion of the balance between individual rights and societal cohesiveness. The links below will help define the movement and give some examples of its rhetoric. Join us for what should be a very interesting conversation.

Wikipedia Entry for Sovereign Citizen Movement

They hate the US government, and they’re multiplying from The Guardian

Sovereign Citizen Law and Legal Definition

Sovereign Citizen’s Movement from Southern Poverty Law Center

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

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