Sarah Kaiser is a field organizer for CFI On Campus. Previous to her work at CFI, she got her start in the freethought movement as the co-founder and president of the Secular Alliance at Indiana University, where she helped organize a nationally recognized atheist bus ad campaign and large campus speaking events. As an atheist, a feminist, and a small part of the universe's way of understanding itself, she is thrilled at the chance to help advance CFI's mission. On Twitter: @sarahebkaiser.
Events like Women in Secularism 2 were created, in part, to bring attention to the unique experiences faced by secular and freethinking women. However, even when students and group leaders become aware of these experiences, they sometimes still lack an understanding of how they can make a difference in their own groups.
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.
A few weeks ago, I heard that Shelley Segal was planning to perform at CFI–Northeast Ohio, and I contacted them, on a whim, to see if she might be able to extend her trip to join us at CFI's headquarters in Amherst, New York. We worked with her awesome tour manager, Natalie, and ended up putting on a last-minute, but very successful, performance with Shelley at a local coffee shop.
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.