CFI | NYC Event Calendar: March 2010

March 1, 2010

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-- Come out to Brooklyn March 3 for the first "Impossible Music Session."
-- What do social networks say about our personalities? Learn on March 27.
-- Philosophy and Fries is back, and now in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
-- A new section: CFI | Long Island's activities will be included going forward.
-- Show your commitment to science, reason, free inquiry, and humanist values: become a Friend of the Center!

   CFI| NYC Public Events

Wednesday, March 3: Impossible Music Session 1: The Plastic Wave feauring Cruel Black Dove

The Impossible Music Sessions feature the artists who cannot appear and the music they are not free to make. In this inaugural Session, Brooklyn-based electronic rockers Cruel Black Dove interpret the music of the illegal Iranian band The Plastic Wave, who will appear via remote from Tehran. The concert will be followed by a release party for Listen to the Banned (Grappa Records), compiled by Deeyah for Freemuse.

Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 27: Social Networks and Personality: What Relationships Tell Us About Ourselves

For any branch science, there are numerous methods by which one may gather and look at data; psychology is no different. Dr. Allan Clifton , clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at Vassar College, proposes a fresh perspective on clinical psychology and how we think about personalities. Join us as as Dr. Clifton provides an overview and critique of current psychological methodologies, and shares with us what he believes social relationships can tell us about ourselves. Following his lecture, Dr. Clifton will be interviewed by the Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry | New York, Michael DeDora Jr .

Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more. 

   CFI | NYC Community Events

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. : Brooklyn Philosophy and Fries. Click here for more.

Saturday, March 13, 8 p.m. : The Jolly Thirteen Club, a monthly conversation-based meal on skepticism. Click here for more.

Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m. : Manhattan Philosophy and Fries. Click here for more.

Sunday, March 28, 1 p.m.: CFI Harlem monthly meeting. Click here for more.

Wednesday, March 31, 8 p.m. : Drinking Skeptically, a pub-based monthly drinking meetup promoting fellowship and networking. Click here for more. 

CFI | Long Island Public and Community Events

Tuesday, March 2: Book Discussion Group

The CFI | Long Island book discussion group typically meets at the Jericho Library, One Merry Lane, Jericho, on the first Tuesday of the month. This month's book is: "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present" by Gail Collins.

Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more.

Friday, March 5: Chris McDougal: The Fundamental Causes of Terrorism

This month's CFI | Long Island forum will feature Chris McDougal , sociology professor at Suffolk County Community College, who will be showing a talk given by Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky, of MIT, a few days after 9/11, describing the root causes of terrorism, survey data on international opinion of U.S. foreign policy, and proposals that can make us safe from terrorism. After watching the film, McDougal will lead a discussion with the intention of critically analyzing what Chomsky says in the presentation before the MIT community, and will bring to bear on the discussion the most current information from his field of sociology. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more. 

Thursday, March 18: Philosophy Discussion Group

The CFI | Long Island philosophy discussion group, led by Dr. Phil Pecorino, meets on the second or third Thursday of the month at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. This month's topic is still to be determind.

Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more. 

To get information about all other CFI | Long Island events for March, click here to visit the event calendar.

CFI News Update

-- CFI has launched the new version of its popular podcast, Point of Inquiry. Click here for more.

-- Representatives from the Council for Secular Humanism participated in a first-of-its-kind White House briefing for members of America’s secular community. Click here for more. 

-- Recordings of two of our recent events are now on the Center for Inquiry's YouTube page . Always remember to check there for our latest videos.

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