The Centre for Inquiry will host the following event in Toronto:
Atheists Be Counted! STOP the census over-representing national religiosity (A Panel and Q&A)
- Friday, April 29th 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Centre for Inquiry, 216 Beverley Street (just south of College and St. George)
Join us at the Centre to hear from an expert panel, including representatives Skyping in from the UK and Australia, about how the census artificially inflates the perception of how many citizens are religious, and correspondingly deflates the perception of how many are specifically secular. Audience Q&A will follow.
Greg Oliver, Canadian Secular Alliance | http://www.secularalliance.ca/
Greg is the President of the Canadian Secular Alliance, a non-profit, public policy think-tank advancing church-state separation and the neutrality of government in matters of religion. The CSA believes the government of Canada should not favour one religion over others or religious belief over non-belief. The goal is not to promote atheism – rather, commitment to liberal-democratic principles of equality, fairness, and justice for all under the law, regardless of religious belief or lack thereof.
Via Skype video conference from Australia!
Jason Ball, Spokesperson, Atheist Foundation of Australia | http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/
Jason completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2010, majoring in Political Science. He currently serves on the committee of the Rationalist Society of Australia, is the President of the Freethought University Alliance and was the President of the University of Melbourne Secular Society (UMSS) from 2008 to 2010. In 2009 he was invited to speak on a student panel at CFI’s World Congress in Washington DC. Jason was also a key organiser of the 2010 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, and currently works as a spokesperson for the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
Via Skype video conference from UK!
Bob Churchill, Head of Membership and Promotion, British Humanist Association | http://www.humanism.org.uk/home
Bob studied Philosophy at the University of Warwick and Queens University, Canada. Subsequently he worked in communications for a social housing organisation and then in marketing and information systems development for an industrial technology company. He joined the BHA staff in January 2008.
The event is being held at CFI Ontario, 216 Beverly Street, Toronto | Map
Cash at the door only.
General admission is $5 general, $4 students
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