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  • Andy Norman: What to Do About Mass Irrationality? Applications of the Emerging Science of Mental Immunity (Wednesday, May 12, 2021)
      Why are ideologies poisoning public discourse? Why is extremism on the rise? How did we get here, and what can we do about it? It turns out some influential assumptions are suppressing our culture’s “immune response” to dangerous ideas. These assumptions prevent us from normalizing critical thinking, and leave us vulnerable to epidemics of unreason. In this talk, Andy will discuss practical ways to inoculate minds against infectious ideas. Andy Norman directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University and studies how ideologies short-circuit minds. Then he develops tools that help people reason together in more fruitful ways. In his book Mental Immunity, he lays out the conceptual foundations of cognitive immunology—the emerging science of mental immune health. He’s currently testing a “mind vaccine”—a way to inoculate minds against infectious ideas. Closed captioning will be available for this event through Google Meet. To enable captions in Google Meet, click on the three dots menu in the lower right corner and choose “Turn on captions” next to the CC symbol.
  • Discussion Group 2: East (Thursday, May 13, 2021)
    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, May 17, 2021)
    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc) Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.
  • Discussion Group 3: South (Thursday, May 20, 2021)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. This is our 3rd monthly discussion group. As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org RSVP to receive the meeting link.
  • Virtual Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, May 21, 2021)
    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Meet app or Zoom to participate.) 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 join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • PFC Virtual Arts and Culture Social Night (Tuesday, May 25, 2021)
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, May 31, 2021)
    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc) Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.
  • PFC Virtual Social Night (Tuesday, June 01, 2021)
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly. We will be meeting on-line every 1st Tuesday of the month until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
  • Discussion Group 4: Women's Group (Thursday, June 03, 2021)
    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so. This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. Meeting topics will be posted in advance, but please feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 
  • Discussion Group 2: East (Thursday, June 10, 2021)
    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, June 14, 2021)
    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc) Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.
  • Discussion Group 3: South (Thursday, June 17, 2021)
    PFC Monthly discussion groups are open to all - if the topic interests you, you'll be welcome! Discussion is moderated but informal - speak up as much or little as you wish. This is our 3rd monthly discussion group. As usual, we will post the discussion topics in advance. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: info@pghfreethought.org RSVP to receive the meeting link.
  • Virtual Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, June 18, 2021)
    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Meet app or Zoom to participate.) 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 join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • PFC Virtual Arts and Culture Social Night (Tuesday, June 22, 2021)
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, June 28, 2021)
    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc) Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.
  • Discussion Group 4: Women's Group (Thursday, July 01, 2021)
    PFC's Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome to do so. This group is meant to be a space for women within PFC to meet and discuss whatever topics are of most interest. Meeting topics will be posted in advance, but please feel free to bring along topic or activity suggestions for future! 
  • 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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