FermiLab tour! Get your tix now!

I’m the slackeriest of all the unpaid employees of the Women Thinking Free Foundation. Over the last week and a half we’ve hosted a great talk by Jen McCreight on May 23 and held a pretty bad ass counter protest at the Autism One anti-vaccination rally in Chicago’s Grant Park on May 26. If you read any other skeptical blogs besides Skepchick, or read the Chicago Tribune, you probably heard about them. But not here… you know, where the president and founder of the organization blogs.

I’m going to play the only card I’ve got on this one – I just had a baby. May 20! She was delivered by c-section and spent 5 days in the NICU. She showed up a week earlier than scheduled. We’re still catching up on everything we didn’t get done because we thought we’d have extra time… and I’m still healing from surgery. I HAVE AN EXCUSE! GET OFF MY BACK! (Also, I’m out of oxycontin… if you have a spare prescription pad, email me.)

Anyway, I’ve been slacking and popping pain killers for the last week and a half, the WTF board of directors asked me to start pulling my weight and promote our bad ass behind-the-scenes FermiLab tour fundraiser on June 12.

You’ll meet at 10:00am the front reception desk at Wilson Hall, get an intro to Fermilab, go on a guided walk-through tour of the Linear Accelerator building and the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, and a Q&A with a real live Fermilab woman scientist! Yes! A woman and a scientist in ONE BODY! That’s certainly worth your $30!

Then, after you’re done at Fermi, you’re going to head over to Gino’s East in St Charles for pizza! For free*!

(*with purchase of $30 tour ticket)

All you have to do is buy a ticket at our online store and show up at Wilson Hall. Tickets are limited to 40 people (kids 10 and older are welcome) and must be purchased in advance.

(NOTE: You WILL NOT receive a paper ticket)



10:00am, Saturday June 12

$30 – includes tour and lunch at Gino’s East

Buy a ticket


Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. I hate to post an off-topic comment, but, I’ve been looking for months for a website I once found that had a statistical analysis of the daily minimum exposure to infective and other immune-reactive agents and generally showed that vaccine overload was impossible. I can’t find it for the life of me and I thought someone around here might have seen it at some point?

  2. If there are any tix left this Friday, I’ll be getting mine then. I don’t need a sex change to come along, do I?

  3. Oh man, I would be jealous since fermilab is on the other side of the globe.
    We do have CERN just around the country however. And its FREE to visit. YAY.

    No pizza though. So I guess the prize for particle physics and peperoni pizza in Europe ends up roughly the same as in the US.

  4. Elyse: this is your (intertubes) aunt Liz talking: missy! put your feet back up!

    It is impossible for any woman to “slack” for at least 14 days post delivery.

    Women who have delivered via c-section get an additional 14 days free of slack accusations.

    Plus, there’s the “gangway! I have to pee” card.

    Trust me. I’m old and you have to listen to me.


    You facilitated the skeptic contingent to that lame “rally”. See Cafe Witteevenfor an awesome roundup. Plus, internet dating, kinda: I am now following Cafe Witteeven, thanks to you.

    If I were 1,000 miles closer I’d come over & do all the auntie kind of stuff: make breakfast lunch & dinner. Do & fold the laundry. Sweep & mop the floor. Answer the phone. Take the noob for a walk so you could, you know, sleep. Those kinds of small, daily chores, every day, again and again.

    whatbluedot: I’m not sure what you are recalling.

    If I were you, I’d look through the archives at:
    Science Based Medicine
    Photon in the Darkness
    Respectful Insolence

    If you don’t find what you recall, perhaps putting out a request at those sites would give a better shape to your request.

  5. @lizditz:

    I know; I know. But things need to get done… I can’t save the world for my kids if I’m sitting around relaxing all day!

    Besides, breastfeeding is terribly boring. I wish I had extra hands so I could type and feed at the same time.

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