SkepchickCon Grassroots Workshop Sign-up
Skeptical Activism has a long and glorious history of capturing – and changing – hearts and minds. How can skeptics learn from the successes of various social movements, and use those methods to take on issues like vaccinations, homeopathy, and evolution education? Find out in this step-by-step, interactive overview of Skeptical Activism. Includes additional resources and take-home materials.
Desiree Schell is the host of the live radio show and podcast Skeptically Speaking. The show explores the connections between science and skepticism, and promotes critical thinking beyond the ranks of current skeptics. Desiree is also known for delving into the slippery social issues surrounding skepticism. In her work as a labor organizer, Desiree creates curricula and teaches courses on effective activism.
Maria Walters is a writer for Skepchick.org and organizer of the Atlanta Skeptics. She is a skeptical activist, who, among other things, has worked to set up vaccination clinics and fundraisers to coincide with skeptical events. She is a strong believer in making skepticism and skeptical events a part of everyday life.
Atrium 7, Sheraton, Bloomington, MN. NOTE: You do NOT need to have a CONvergence pass to attend this workshop!
Date and Time
Thursday, June 30, 2010 12pm- 2pm
This event is free to attend, but we will be providing take-home materials and lunch. To help cover our costs, we’re asking for a suggested donation of $10 when you register. However, you’re free to send any amount you’d like. All funds go toward the organization of the workshop. And if you can’t attend, you can still send in a donation to help offset the costs of putting this on!
Click the donate button to register! There will be a place for you to tell us what you hope to learn at the workshop . . . you can also let us know if you have any activism experience to help us better tailor the workshop to your needs. Also, let us know of any dietary requirements you might have. We’ll be in touch by email to send you materials and further info.
If you’d like to attend for free, simply send an email to events [at] skepchick.org and we’ll add you to the list.