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April 2019

Apr
23

Church and State Litigation in the “New” Supreme Court with Nick Little

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

Nick Little is the legal counsel for the Center For Inquiry. He is responsible for, among other things, facilitating litigation on behalf of the secular community represented by CFI. He will discuss the general issue of church/state litigation in light of a rather conservative court as well as the specific case against the state of Texas regarding its legal prohibition of secular celebrants presiding at weddings.

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Apr
30

Non-fiction book: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Freethought Library, 1507 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, tx 78756 US

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. BrookingThrough the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our…

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May 2019

May
6

A Moveable Feast at Biryani & Co.

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Biryani & Co., 11150 Research Blvd #210
Austin, TX 78759 US

Join us for an Indian dinner. Link to dinner menu: https://www.biryaniusa.com/austin/dinner.html

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May
13

Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Mr. Tramps, 8565 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758 US

Come join us to eat, drink, and solve the world's problems. There is limited parking available. It's okay to park in the Target parking lot, but make sure to read the signs for other businesses that don't want you to park in their space. Menu: https://mistertramps.com/menu/

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May
20

Food For Thought: Psychology of Online Aggression

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

Michelann Quimby will discuss research on the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Michelann Quimby is a internet psychology and culture researcher. She writes and speaks about the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Quimby is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at UT Austin in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. She researches, writes, and speaks about online culture and behavior, leadership, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University and a Master of Organizational…

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