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An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land – Herb Silverman (Grand Rapids)

Date:
March 28, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org

Description:

From Orthodox Jewish child in postwar America to mild-mannered mathematician in academia to legendary atheist activist in the heart of today’s Republican South, Herb Silverman has always been outside the mainstream of American culture, politics, and religion. From this unique vantage point, he will speak about the most pressing issues of our day, including those related to war, peace, patriotism, race, gender, and church-state separation.

Herb will also talk about his experience as a Candidate Without a Prayer and his encounters with Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, and others when he ran for Governor of South Carolina to challenge the state’s constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office.

Additional Details:

Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Sports Bar, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.

Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net or 616-706-2029 at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net, 616-698-2342

About Herb Silverman

Herb Silverman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston; President Emeritus, and Founder of the Secular Coalition for America; founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC, and a recipient of the American Humanist Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Herb has spoken at numerous freethought conferences, and appeared in a number of debates, including one at the Oxford Union in Oxford, England on the topic: Does American Religion Undermine American Values?