Sunday, September 24 at 2 PM - 3:30 PMRamsey County Library - Roseville, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN
Not on my dime: how school vouchers fund religion and harm public education, by Patrick Elliott, Senior Counsel, Freedom From Religion Foundation
School voucher proponents have pushed legislation to fund private schools with public money in many states across the U.S., including in Minnesota. President Trump has proposed creating a $20 billion federal voucher program. What can you expect if school vouchers continue to expand?
Patrick Elliott will discuss the harmful impact of vouchers and what we can do to stop their rapid expansion. Voucher schemes harm public education and overwhelming fund religious schools, violating the separation between church and state.
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You'll see we enjoy bowling, pizza parties, gaming, book clubs, cooking, educational seminars and donating our time for charities! Choose an event, let us know you're attending, then come and make some new friends.
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The so-called “War on Christmas” began a few years ago when Bill O’Reilly of Fox News complained that some retail stores were instructing their employees to greet customers with “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas.” The perception of victimhood and persecution by Christians, some of whom insist that America should be declared a “Christian nation,” has been for atheists a topic of amusement ever since, even though a couple of years ago O’Reilly declared victory in the war.Rather than cultural insurrection, it seems to me that one’s choice of seasonal greeting is a simple question of courtesy.
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Just over a month ago, the world changed drastically for a lot of us. Or at least, the way we were able to think about it changed. For people of color, for immigrants, for people who can get pregnant, for LGBTQ people, a Trump administration will look very, very different than a Clinton administration. Coming to grips with that isn't easy. Many of us aren't entirely there yet.
Greta Christina, author of several books including Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, Coming Out Atheist, and most recently, The Way of the Heathen, spoke at Skepticon last month about this new world in which we find ourselves. We invited her to join us this Sunday to continue the conversation.