May Meeting Review
By Crystal Dervetski
On May 17, 2009, Chuck Samuelson, the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU MN) spoke at the Minnesota Atheists monthly meeting on the ACLU MN’s current lawsuit against a charter school in Apple Valley known as TiZA. Mr. Samuelson also engaged the audience with other cases of separation of state and church issues, and a discussion of the difference between these matters in an urban vs. rural setting.
Mr. Samuelson was extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and personable. His speech was both informative and entertaining. The presentation was an eye-opening event for atheists in regards to how even religious groups in the majority have also experienced discrimination in our state.
Minnesota Atheists should be proud to have had a balanced speaker like Mr. Samuelson, and his presentation solidifies MNA’s reputation of having wonderful guest speakers present on a wide variety of topics and interests.