CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
In Praise of Dissent
11 a.m., Sun., May 6, 2012
Dissent is often seen as a luxury, a privilege to be tolerated in times of peace and prosperity. But when the enemy is at the gates, dissent is considered a treasonous threat to survival. But like so much conventional wisdom, the best research and a careful reading of history suggests that “United We Stand” is precisely the wrong advice. Dale McGowan examines that research and history, making the case for messy dissent over tidy unity.
McGowan is editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, the first comprehensive resources for parenting without religion. Dale was named 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year and serves as founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable organization. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Becca and their three children.
McGowan will be holding a special workshop at the Center for Inquiry-L.A. the day before his talk.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m.,
Sunday, May 6, 2012
COST: $8, Students $4
Free for Friends of the Center
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027