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  • Virtual Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, November 27, 2020)
    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 for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, November 30, 2020)
    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, December 01, 2020)
    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 We will be meeting on-line every Tuesday until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
  • Virtual Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, December 04, 2020)
    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 for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Virtual Freethought Brunch (Sunday, December 06, 2020)
    With the current Stay-at-Home regime in place, we will be meeting on-line until the order is lifted. So grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality. This event will be hosted virtually, please RSVP to see the link.
  • Racial Justice Series - Caste #6 Dehumanization and Stigma (Sunday, December 06, 2020)
    Dehumanization and Stigma Dehumanization is a standard component in the manufacture of an out-group against which to pit and in-group, and it is a monumental task. It is a war against truth, against what the eye can see and what the heart could feel if allowed to do so on its own. Isabel Wilkerson Pittsburgh Freethought Community, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, and Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh are co-sponsoring weekly discussions based on the new book by Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. There will be eight sessions, each focusing on one of the eight Pillars of Caste which Wilkerson identified by researching commonalities among the Hindu caste system in India, Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, and Anti-Black racism in the U.S. Each session will begin with a brief explanation of the selected Pillar and a discussion focusing on how these characteristics are manifested in our society and how we can dismantle those policies and practices that maintain White supremacy. It will not be necessary to have read the book in order to participate. Sessions will be held October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 22 and December 6, 13, and 20. Please register for each session individually.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, December 07, 2020)
    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, December 08, 2020)
    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 Tuesday until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
  • A Revolution for Free Speech in Thailand: Smashing a Taboo Against Open Discussion of the Monarchy (Wednesday, December 09, 2020)
    Ann Norman, former Executive Director of the Thai Alliance for Human Rights, and current member of Act4Dem (Action for Democracy) will speak to PFC about the fight against Thailand's restrictive lese majesty laws: "The last time I gave a talk for this group, at that time CFI, I set the scene and predicted big changes to come: The widely beloved King Bhumibol, with a Jesus-like reputation for hard work on behalf of his poorest subjects, was about to die; and his one son, a feared and hated hedonistic playboy, believed to be a sadistic torturer and murderer, was about to become king. The Thai lese majesty law (an anti-blasphemy prescribing 3 to 15 years in jail for any negative comment about the King, Queen, or Heir Apparent), prevented any open discussion of the coming disaster. This was an unstable equilibrium that was bound to collapse. And now it has, in spectacular fashion, as Thai young people, unencumbered by the propaganda that shaped the minds of their parents rise up to demand their right to discuss and shape their future. I am no longer begging for Western help in this matter; rather I am telling the story so that Americans, can learn from Thailand’s struggle for democracy. There are special lessons here for America’s atheists and humanists." 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.
  • DG2: East (Thursday, December 10, 2020)
    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 Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, December 11, 2020)
    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 for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Racial Justice Series - Caste #7 Terror As Enforcement (Sunday, December 13, 2020)
    #7 Terror As Enforcement, Cruelty as a Means of Control  Evil asks little of the dominant caste other than to sit back and do nothing. All that it needs from bystanders is their silent complicity in the evil committed on their behalf, though a caste system will protect, and perhaps even reward, those who deign to join in the terror. Isabel Wilkerson Pittsburgh Freethought Community, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, and Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh are co-sponsoring weekly discussions based on the new book by Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. There will be eight sessions, each focusing on one of the eight Pillars of Caste which Wilkerson identified by researching commonalities among the Hindu caste system in India, Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, and Anti-Black racism in the U.S. Each session will begin with a brief explanation of the selected Pillar and a discussion focusing on how these characteristics are manifested in our society and how we can dismantle those policies and practices that maintain White supremacy. It will not be necessary to have read the book in order to participate. Sessions will be held October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 22 and December 6, 13, and 20. Please register for each session individually.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, December 14, 2020)
    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, December 15, 2020)
    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 Tuesday until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
  • DG3: South (Thursday, December 17, 2020)
    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 Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, December 18, 2020)
    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 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 from your own space. 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.
  • Racial Justice Series - Caste #8 Superiority v. Inferiority (Sunday, December 20, 2020)
    #8 Inherent Superiority versus Inherent Inferiority At every turn, the caste system drilled into the people under its spell the deference due to those born to the upper caste and the degradation befitting the subordinate caste. This required signs and symbols and customs to elevate the upper caste and to demean those assigned to the bottom, in small and large ways and in everyday encounters. Isabel Wilkerson Pittsburgh Freethought Community, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, and Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh are co-sponsoring weekly discussions based on the new book by Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. There will be eight sessions, each focusing on one of the eight Pillars of Caste which Wilkerson identified by researching commonalities among the Hindu caste system in India, Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, and Anti-Black racism in the U.S. Each session will begin with a brief explanation of the selected Pillar and a discussion focusing on how these characteristics are manifested in our society and how we can dismantle those policies and practices that maintain White supremacy. It will not be necessary to have read the book in order to participate. Sessions will be held October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 22 and December 6, 13, and 20. Please register for each session individually.
  • Winter Solstice (Monday, December 21, 2020)
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, December 21, 2020)
    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 Arts and Culture Social Night (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)
    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.
  • DG4: North (Thursday, December 24, 2020)
    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 Freethinkers in the Pub (Friday, December 25, 2020)
    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 for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.
  • Virtual Trivia Night! (Monday, December 28, 2020)
    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, December 29, 2020)
    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 Tuesday until the Stay-at-Home order is rescinded for Allegheny County.
  • 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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