Sonya Elango discovered the atheist movement when she stumbled upon PZ Myers' blog Pharyngula. After that, she knew she needed to find a local community of nontheists to join. When she learned that there was a now-defunct group at her school called the McMaster Association of Secular Humanists (MASH), she joined with some friends to revive it. Sonya Elango and Philip Lauman, two members, recently joined us for the Student Leadership Conference in Amherst, New York. We know they they will take the skills they learned back to Hamilton, Ontario to do amazing things!
The recently elected president of SSA at the University of Michigan, Alexander Coulter, took time out from his busy summer schedule to answer some quick questions about what their group has been up to, and how they got started.
Originating from the hometown of CFI's very own Debbie Goddard, the Drexel Freethought Society has been spreading freethought on the Drexel campus and in the Philidelphia area since 2009. We were able to ask the current president, David McDevitt, a few questions about the group.
Kandice Knopp contacted CFI On Campus earlier this year about starting a group on her campus. We sent a starting box of resources that we send to new and reaffiliating groups, and their group took off, joining in a community service effort to help paint a middle school and houses in Compton.
Camille Richoux, president of Occam's Razors, was kind enough to get back to us with her group's responses to our Group of the Week inquiries.