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  • Attend the 22nd Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit (Saturday, January 25, 2020)
    The 22nd Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit is happening on Jan 25th. The theme this year is 1492-2020: Decolonize Our Histories to Reclaim Our Humanity.  (Note: this is not a PFC-produced event although one of our Board members will be speaking - see below.)  The Summit’s goal is to underscore the necessity and importance of critically re-evaluating our respective histories, specifically colonization, how it has caused widespread dehumanization and exploitation throughout global and local history, and its link to modern racial justice issues. Workshops and panels will confront historical and modern racial issues, including social, economic, political, immigration, and environmental justice. Here is the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/22nd-annual-pittsburgh-racial-justice-summit-tickets-86131097431 PRJS is seeking volunteers for a few different roles: registration, set-up, clean-up, room monitors, etc. If you are interested in any of these roles please send an email to info@pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org Date and Time: Sat, January 25, 2020 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST Location: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 PFC Board member Alex Jackson will be giving a talk in the morning on big data and racial bias: " How our colonized past influences the algorithms of our future." Alex explains: data is being collected, analyzed, and implemented in every corner of our lives, and machine learning is changing the way we make decisions. However, these new technologies have not gone uninfluenced from a history of discrimination against people of color. We will look at specific case examples of algorithms and the most dangerous areas in health, criminal justice, and education where they are being implemented. We will then discuss avenues for ethical AI, how machine learning could be used for good, and how individuals and concerned groups can get more information.
  • Planned Parenthood Volunteer Training Session (Saturday, January 25, 2020)
    The activism committee is excited to announce a volunteering partnership with our local Planned Parenthood! With reproductive health under attack across the country, it is more important than ever to support local organizations fighting to provide health care to everyone who needs it. Attacks by obtuse anti-abortionists outside clinics are on the rise, and we plan on doing our part to combat this by volunteering as escorts, helping women get safely from the sidewalk to the clinic.  Interested in being part of the PFC Planned Parenthood Volunteer team? There are two easy steps. Go to this link -  https://doodle.com/poll/ucqkpewqub2uz7r8 - and mark 1.) that you are available for a two hour volunteer training from 10 am to 12 pm on Jan. 25th and 2.) your availability for other Saturday mornings in coming months.   Please read the information on the poll carefully and let me know if you have any questions. After completing the training, you are free to volunteer on your own as often as you want, but we would like to go as a coordinated PFC group at least once a month for the entire year!  Thank you for dedicating your time to protect women's reproductive rights!
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 1 (Sunday, January 26, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session #1 - Understanding Racism and White Privilege - January 26, 2020, 1 to 3 PM Racism is the combination of bias against Black people with the use of power. Although we understand race to be a social construct without any rational basis, racism is a systemic, pervasive, destructive force throughout our society. A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • Science Skeptics Book Club: Happy Money, The science … E. Dunn, M. Norton (Sunday, January 26, 2020)
    Happy Money, The Science of Happier Spending. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton. This is a good, very short, easy to read book and appropriate to thinking how we all might make ourselves happier in 2020. Most people get help on how to earn, save and invest their money. When it comes to spending, most follow their intuition, but research shows these intuitions are often wrong. The authors outline five principles as to how you can get more happiness for your money, from choosing experience over stuff to spending money on others. Our library system has 10 copies. Available at Amazon Used for $2.00. Note: this is a new time (1:30 PM) and new location from the past. 2019 was a whirlwind with changing locations. I’m hoping we like this one for all of 2020.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, January 27, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Do All Atheists Think Alike? (Wednesday, January 29, 2020)
    Do All Atheists Think Alike? Probably not, ya think? Andy Norman and Katie Beittenmiller will help us explore the variety and nuances of the worldviews within our community. Join us for a fun, interactive program. At 1st Unitarian Church. Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is Coming to Pittsburgh! (Friday, January 31, 2020)
    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe tickets go on sale soon! Drusky Entertainment Presents The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Friday, January 31st, 2020 Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM The Rex Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) - this is a fully seated show, seating is first come, first serve $39.50 Get tickets here! This is all ages About The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: You have heard their award-winning science podcast and perhaps you have read their best-selling book on critical thinking. Now watch them live on stage as they entertain with sciencey games and challenge your perception of reality.Joined by host and musician, George Hrab, the SGU crew will create a Skeptical Extravaganza THIS EVENT IS NOT HOSTED BY PFC - BUT JOIN US THERE!!
  • Superbowl Sunday (Sunday, February 02, 2020)
  • Freethought Brunch at the Porch (Sunday, February 02, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area. http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, February 03, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, February 04, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Monthly BOD or EXEC MTG 10a-12p // BOD=JAN/APR/JUL/OCT (Sunday, February 09, 2020)
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 2 (Sunday, February 09, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session #2 - An Historical Analysis of Racism - February 9, 2020 , 1 to 3 PM Racism has been upheld by myriad policies and laws over the history of our nation. Laws that have been enacted with the intent of ending racism and discrimination have been ineffective. A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, February 10, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • DARWIN BDAY (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, February 13, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, February 16, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, February 17, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, February 20, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, February 21, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 3 (Sunday, February 23, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session # 3 - The Invention of Whiteness - February 23, 2020, 1 to 3 PM Where did whiteness come from? Who is white and how do people get to be labeled white? How does whiteness function? How do we perpetuate the value assigned to whiteness? A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, February 24, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Information Session from Casa San Jose (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)
    Casa San Jose will tell us about challenges facing our immigrant neighbors and how the freethought community can be helpful. Consist with our support for human rights, PFC has adopted a policy of providing all immigrants and refugees legal due process, humane living conditions and a secure life. This event is co-sponsored by the CMU Humanist League, and will be on campus. Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • Freethought Brunch at the Porch (Sunday, March 01, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area. http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, March 02, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, March 03, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Monthly BOD or EXEC MTG 10a-12p // BOD=JAN/APR/JUL/OCT (Sunday, March 08, 2020)
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 4 (Sunday, March 08, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session #4 - Disadvantage and Advantage - March 8, 2020, 2 to 4 PM (Note time change!) If Black people are disadvantaged by racism, who is reaping those advantages? We will identify some of the advantages White people receive, discuss what it might mean not to have them, and imagine what a fair society would be. A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, March 09, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, March 12, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, March 15, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, March 16, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Spring Equinox (Thursday, March 19, 2020)
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, March 19, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, March 20, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 5 (Sunday, March 22, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session #5 - Doing Anti-racism - March 22, 2020, 1 to 3 PM Good intentions are not enough. What stops White people from engaging with others about racism? Can White people be sensitive to the pain of oppressed people without centering our own experiences or feelings? A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, March 23, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Nature's Rainbow (Wednesday, March 25, 2020)
    Nature's Rainbow. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Chase Mendenhall of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Museum will share the latest research on sexual interaction and sex-correlated behavior across species.  At 1st Unitarian Church. Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, March 30, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Freethought Brunch at the Porch (Sunday, April 05, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area. http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley
  • Anti-Racism Workshop, Session 6 (Sunday, April 05, 2020)
    Anti-Racism: Doing the Work! You are invited to join Pittsburgh Freethought Community/First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Joint Workshops on understanding racism and white privilege. We have scheduled six sessions that will include lecture, discussion, and multi-media presentations along with recommended readings. While not exclusive, the purpose of this series is to develop the understanding and ability of White people to do the work of dismantling racism. We ask that participants commit to reading the assigned material. We strongly encourage participants to attend all sessions, however each session covers a separate topic and will be open to all. All sessions will take place in the Undercroft Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Session #6 - Wrapping Up and Moving Forward - April 5, 2020, 1 to 3 PM Each of us has power that we can use to oppose racist policies and customs. Participants are asked to reflect on the discussions and suggest anti-racist actions. A detailed description of each session along with assigned readings will be distributed to each person who registers for the workshop.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, April 06, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, April 07, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • American Atheists convention Phoenix (Thursday, April 09, 2020)
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, April 09, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • AA annual CONVENTION - Easter wkend (Friday, April 10, 2020)
  • Monthly BOD or EXEC MTG 10a-12p // BOD=JAN/APR/JUL/OCT (Sunday, April 12, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, April 13, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, April 16, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, April 17, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, April 19, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, April 20, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • EARTH DAY - MARCH SCIENCE? (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)
  • Why Christian Nationalism is UnAmerican (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)
    Why Christian Nationalism is UnAmerican. Andrew Seidel, Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, destroyer of the myth that we live in a Christian nation. This event is co-sponsored by the CMU Humanist League, and will be on campus. Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, April 27, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • NAT'L DAY REASON date? (Friday, May 01, 2020)
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, May 03, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, May 04, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, May 05, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Monthly BOD or EXEC MTG 10a-12p // BOD=JAN/APR/JUL/OCT (Sunday, May 10, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, May 11, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, May 14, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • AHA ANNUAL MEETING date? (Friday, May 15, 2020)
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, May 15, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, May 17, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, May 18, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, May 21, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, May 25, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Roger Williams, A Look Back (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)
    Roger Williams, Champion of Religious Liberty. Alan Johnson will offer new insights on the life and work of this early champion of separation of government and religion. At 1st Unitarian Church. Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • SCA LOBBY DAYS DC date? (Monday, June 01, 2020)
  • PGH PRIDE dates? (Monday, June 01, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, June 01, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, June 02, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, June 07, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, June 08, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, June 11, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • Monthly BOD or EXEC MTG 10a-12p // BOD=JAN/APR/JUL/OCT (Sunday, June 14, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, June 15, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, June 18, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, June 19, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Summer Solstice (Saturday, June 20, 2020)
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, June 21, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • WORLD HUMANIST DAY (Sunday, June 21, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, June 22, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Monthly Lecture - Guest/Topic TBD (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)
    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, June 29, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, July 05, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, July 06, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, July 07, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, July 09, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, July 13, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, July 16, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Pittsburgh PRIDE (Friday, July 17, 2020)
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, July 17, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, July 19, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, July 20, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Monthly Lecture - Guest/Topic TBD (Wednesday, July 22, 2020)
    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, July 27, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, August 02, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, August 03, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, August 04, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • INT'L HUMANIST ASSOC CONVENTION MIAMI (Thursday, August 06, 2020)
  • World Humanist Conference - Miami (Thursday, August 06, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, August 10, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, August 13, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, August 16, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, August 17, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, August 20, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, August 21, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, August 24, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Monthly Lecture - Guest/Topic TBD (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)
    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, August 31, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, September 01, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, September 06, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, September 07, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, September 10, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, September 14, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, September 17, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, September 18, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, September 20, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, September 21, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Fall Equinox (Tuesday, September 22, 2020)
  • Monthly Lecture - Guest/Topic TBD (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)
    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, September 28, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Freethought Brunch in the Park (Sunday, October 04, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC). There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, October 05, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, October 06, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, October 08, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, October 12, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, October 15, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, October 16, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, October 18, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, October 19, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, October 26, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Monthly Lecture - Guest/Topic TBD (Wednesday, October 28, 2020)
    Welcome to PFC's monthly lecture night series! Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org. See you there! P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
  • Freethought Brunch at the Porch (Sunday, November 01, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area. http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, November 02, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, November 03, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, November 09, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • World Science Day (Tuesday, November 10, 2020)
    World Science Day for Peace and Development is an international day that highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and celebrated for the first time in 2002.By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.The objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development are to:Strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies;Promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries;Renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies;Draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raising support for the scientific endeavour.Individuals and institutions around the world are encouraged to organize an event or activity on World Science Day, including government officials, students, the media and school pupils. World Science Day for Peace and Development has generated many concrete projects, programmes and funding for science around the world. It has also helped foster cooperation between scientists living in regions marred by conflict, one example being the UNESCO-supported creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO).
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, November 12, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • FFRF Convention San Antonio (Saturday, November 14, 2020)
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, November 15, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, November 16, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, November 19, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, November 20, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, November 23, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, November 30, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Social Night (Tuesday, December 01, 2020)
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. Come and socialize with like-minded friends. See you there!
  • Freethought Brunch at the Porch (Sunday, December 06, 2020)
    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers. Freethought Brunch at the Porch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area. http://www.dineattheporch.com/schenley
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, December 07, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 1 - Squirrel Hill (Thursday, December 10, 2020)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, and you wish to engage in rational and/or evidence-based dialogue, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion topics are announced in advance of the event and are chosen for their controversy or differences of opinion around the subject.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, December 14, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Discussion Group 2 - South Hills (Thursday, December 17, 2020)
    This is our 2nd monthly discussion group, the original in Squirrel Hill having outgrown the meeting space! As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org ************************************ General discussion group info: PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Casual dress. Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. Discussion Group 2 - Mt. Lebanon meets in a conference room at the Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church. Please use the side door entrance on the right side of the building, NOT the main entrance. See you there!
  • Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, December 18, 2020)
    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So come on out for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh! (Sunday, December 20, 2020)
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us at our exciting new venue - Community Forge! What happens at an Assembly? Every third Sunday, we sing and dance. We also have a mind-stimulating lecture ranging from a number of topics from science to art to philosophy. After, we connect with our community over coffee and pastries. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
  • Winter Solstice (Monday, December 21, 2020)
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, December 21, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • PFC Trivia Night (Monday, December 28, 2020)
    PFC fields a "Bar trivia" team!  Do you want to test your knowledge of useless or unimportant facts and figures? Come on out and help Team Third Place as they compete for bragging rights and gift certificates from Social, the venue. Or bring some friends and form your own team and give Team Third Place (and everybody else) some friendly competition. But however you decide to participate, come and commune with like-minded people - it's sure to be a good time. Register here - give us a head's up so we know how many will be there!! This trivia is run by Last Call USA - check their website for updates and the weekly hints! https://www.lastcalltrivia.com/blog/ You can check out what Social has to eat https://bakerysocial.com/ As a reminder, parking in the Bakery Square garage is free for up to 3 hours.
  • SUMMIT AGAINST RACISM dates? (Friday, January 01, 2021)
  • MLK BIRTHDAY (Friday, January 15, 2021)
  • DARWIN BDAY (Friday, February 12, 2021)
  • EARTH DAY - MARCH SCIENCE? (Thursday, April 22, 2021)
  • NAT'L DAY REASON date? (Saturday, May 01, 2021)
  • AHA ANNUAL MEETING date? (Saturday, May 15, 2021)
  • SCA LOBBY DAYS DC date? (Tuesday, June 01, 2021)
  • PGH PRIDE dates? (Tuesday, June 01, 2021)
  • WORLD HUMANIST DAY (Monday, June 21, 2021)
  • SUMMIT AGAINST RACISM dates? (Saturday, January 01, 2022)
  • MLK BIRTHDAY (Saturday, January 15, 2022)
  • DARWIN BDAY (Saturday, February 12, 2022)
  • EARTH DAY - MARCH SCIENCE? (Friday, April 22, 2022)
  • NAT'L DAY REASON date? (Sunday, May 01, 2022)
  • AHA ANNUAL MEETING date? (Sunday, May 15, 2022)
  • SCA LOBBY DAYS DC date? (Wednesday, June 01, 2022)
  • PGH PRIDE dates? (Wednesday, June 01, 2022)
  • WORLD HUMANIST DAY (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)
  • SUMMIT AGAINST RACISM dates? (Sunday, January 01, 2023)
  • MLK BIRTHDAY (Sunday, January 15, 2023)
  • DARWIN BDAY (Sunday, February 12, 2023)
  • EARTH DAY - MARCH SCIENCE? (Saturday, April 22, 2023)
  • NAT'L DAY REASON date? (Monday, May 01, 2023)
  • AHA ANNUAL MEETING date? (Monday, May 15, 2023)
  • SCA LOBBY DAYS DC date? (Thursday, June 01, 2023)
  • PGH PRIDE dates? (Thursday, June 01, 2023)
  • WORLD HUMANIST DAY (Wednesday, June 21, 2023)
  • Krish Mohan: Politely Angry! An Evening of Socially Conscious Stand-up (Saturday, December 21, 2109)
    NOTE: This is NOT a PFC produced/organized event! Comedian Krish Mohan explores various social, political and philosophical issues, such as war culture, immigration, economics and more with his quick wit & quirky attitude. Described as "dangerously perceptive and honest, but somehow still loving and inclusive" by venues across the country, Krish's show will make you think and laugh at the same time. Krish Mohan is a Nationally Touring, Socially conscious, Indian standup Comedian and Writer who regularly tours the country. Performing at small theaters, listening rooms, DIY venues, comedy clubs, coffee shops, bars, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, he addresses tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic, philosophical & sociological twist! Mohan has also been featured on NPR in New York & North Carolina. He has also performed and sold out shows at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. Krish also won the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival Audience Choice award! He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonights Lee Camp, Hari Kondabolu, Cameron Esposito, Dom Irerra and many more. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, Fork Full of Noodles and the socio-political interview podcast Taboo Table Talk, which includes the weekly news segment, The Dispatch.Register through PFC and receive an additional discount! Appearing with Krish will be singer/songwriter Liss Victory and comedian Joey Purse. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at https://politelypgh.bpt.me  

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