Update: Janet Heimlich gave an excellent and informative talk on religious child maltreatment. Bethany Brittain followed with a heart breaking story about how she grew up in a psychically abusive household that used religion to justify their behavior.
Atheism 101 for this meeting was: Frida Kahlo – Famous Mexican Surrealist Artist (Painter)
Event date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 11am.
Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment (Prometheus Books, 2011), will be our guest speaker. Her book is the first to take an in-depth look at child abuse and neglect caused by religious belief.
Janet Heimlich received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University in 1984, after which she began a career of producing corporate and commercial film and video presentations in the Bay Area. In 1996, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she turned her interests toward journalism. For eight years, Ms. Heimlich freelanced as a reporter for National Public Radio. Her work won nine journalism awards, including the regional Katie, given by the Press Club of Dallas; the Houston Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year; and the Texas Bar Association’s Gavel Award. She has also written non-fiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Texas Observer.
Children are welcome and complementary lunch is provided after the meeting.
The meeting is open to the public and free to all members of Atheists United and first-time guests. Repeat guests are asked to pay $5.
Donations make these events possible. Contributions are very much appreciated.
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.
Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 11am.
Center For Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(2 blocks west of Vermont)