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Sunday Morning TV Atheism!
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has a regular Sunday morning TV program, Freethought Matters, on Channel 13 KCOP at 8:30 am. DirecTV and a few other companies list this program as “paid programming” but set your recorders anyway. Even if they are embarrassed to list a program that talks about atheism, at least it is being aired! (Thank you KCOP). On the 10/7 program, Marie Schaub was interviewed. Ms Schaub is the 2016 winner of the FFRF Atheists Of Courage Award for her participation as the plaintiff in the Kensington Arnold High School Ten Commandments case. Despite death threats, she and her family have remained residents in the area; however, it was too dangerous for her daughter to attend the local high school because of the law suit. Seems like one of the commandments should have been "be kind" but that decree is not in the top ten; not even in the top 613!.
New AU Meeting Venue Announced
The September General Meeting was held at an artist’s studio at 7600 Melrose in West Hollywood. And it appears that the October meeting will be there also. It’s right on the corner of Melrose and Curson Ave. We will be collecting gently used clothing for the homeless. For program details and to RSVP go to https://www.meetup.com/atheists-united/events/xxvfgqyxnblc/
The parking rules regarding the meters on Melrose are complicated but there is free parking on Curson and there are a few spaces directly behind the studio. AU got lucky for a speaker for the October meeting: Evan Clark will be speaking on Atheism for Millennials.
AIDS-LA Walk Wants YOU
Sunday, October 21st
is the Los Angeles AIDS Walk. We have a few people who have confirmed their commitment to march but there is room for more participants. It starts and stops at the LA City Hall but we'll meet at Heretic House to get our matching t-shirts and to save on the hassle of finding an affordable parking space downtown. After the walk we meet back at Heretic House for a “decompression party” You need to do this, really
. Not only for the exercise and entertainment, but for the mission.
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Patreon offers atheist debates, atheist lectures, atheist advise, and now, atheist news! Not quite sure how DeMarco finds all this news but, thank goodness, it is all in one place now. Tune to https://www.patreon.com/Atheistnews/posts
Get your tickets NOW for Los Angeles' FIRST EVER Secular Dia de los Muertos
CELEBRATE the lives of loved ones, gone, but not forgotten. They are with us -- always. Celebrate this November 1st event which will include Mariachi bands, dinner, and surprise guests! However, you must get a ticket from Eventbrite
. A Meetup RSVP is not sufficient and payment at the door may not be possible as seats are limited. Click here for more details >
Atheists Getting Out the VOTE
Help us, and our partners at Secular Coalition of America, register as many atheists to vote as possible! Resources are available with instructions on how to register voters, how to hold a registration drive, and more. Let's show those in power that secular values matter in government
Click here for more information >
Upcoming Community Service Projects
Our volunteers keep two of LA's finest highways clean (the 2 in Glendale, and the 10 in West LA) and we hope you're able to join us next time!
Upcoming West LA Highway Clean Up >
Upcoming Glendale Highway Clean Up >
6:45 pm @ The Corner Bakery
We meet at The Corner Bakery at 6100 N Topanga Canyon Blvd #1330. From Topanga go East on Erwin and enter the parking lot. The Corner Bakery is straight ahead and a little to the right. Meeting format: The San Fernando Valley Atheist Meetup is a place for atheists to meet, have dinner with, and talk to other atheists. So you can come at...Click here for complete event details
9:00 am @
This Saturday you get your choice of highways to clean! If you are on the west end of town, the 10 Freeway Cleanup meets at 9 am at the Washington/Fairfax Park N Ride. If you're near Glendale, then the #2 Freeway Cleanup meets at 9 am at the Glendale Freeway and the Holly overpass. RSVP at the meetup.com sites: for the #10 Freeway go...Click here for complete event details
7:00 pm @ Heretic House
It's Texas Holdem so bring your hidden skills. And if you're inexperienced, you can always bluff! We'll post more information as soon as we know how many tables to set up and what kind of limits will be enforced. If you've never played Texas Holdem, think of it as the epitome of 5-card stud! It's a VERY EASY game to learn. How many players per...Click here for complete event details
8:00 am @ Heretic House
We got the T-Shirts: Now we NEED YOU! Atheists United is once again participating in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles - a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) fundraising walk to fight HIV/AIDS It usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. We start by picking out our t-shirts while enjoying donuts and coffee at Heretic House around 8 am. Then at 9 we get a...Click here for complete event details
10:30 am @ Paneras
To all you non-believers out there, we need help! We would like to have an "Ask an Atheist" table on the beach and are hoping our new coordinator will get us off to a good start. If you are a people person this is a great meetup opportunity for interesting discussions without arguments. Let's talk your ideas over at our meetup. Surfers,...Click here for complete event details
Adopt-A-Highway, blood drives, and helping the homeless are programs that can always use more volunteers to help! Contact [email protected] to volunteer for these programs. And feel free to suggest and/or coordinate programs that serve the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values.
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