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The politics of sexual oppression

McDevitt in her store. Photo © Amy Dragoo, Main Line Media News

Jill McDevitt’s speech, “The Politics of Sexual Oppression,” will highlight American sexual oppression laws, politics, and the psychology of oppression as it relates to sex.

This event is co-hosted by the Freethought Society and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.

7:00PM – Monday, May 21, 2012

Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Nate Phelps – The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life – April 15, 2012

Nate Phelps

Nate Phelps

On  Monday, April 16, 2012, the Freethought Society and the Drexel Freethought Society (an on-campus student group) will co-host Nate Phelps at Drexel University.  Phelps is the son of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, which gained infamy from their protests at the funerals of American soldiers.

The Phelps presentation, entitled “The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life,” will begin at 7:00 PM in the Mitchell Room, located on the first floor of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104).  FS thanks Drexel University student leader David McDevitt for coordinating with University officials for the use of the Mitchell Room and for helping to promote this event.

Please note the suggested donation of $5 at the door. The suggested donation for students with ID is $2.

Phelps will talk about his family and his interesting philosophical journey. He is currently a resident of Calgary, Alberta, and works for the Center For Inquiry.  Phelps is currently working on a book which will reveal his exceptional story. A documentary film about Phelps is due to be released soon.

Visitors can park at the Drexel Parking Garage using the self-serve pay-by-space system. Pay in the lobby at the kiosk just after parking your vehicle by entering the parking space number and selecting from the kiosk’s menu prompts. Similar parking is available at 3500 Filbert Street. Display the printed receipt in plain view inside the vehicle’s front dash.

Roy Zimmerman returns to West Chester – April 9, 2012

FS is pleased to announce that folk singer and political satirist Roy Zimmerman will be performing on the campus of West Chester University on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Sykes Auditorium (110 W. Rosedale Avenue West Chester, PA 19383).

The show starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is $18.00 for the public; $10.00 for students.

The Freethought Society has hosted Zimmerman several times over the years to rave reviews. This is the first event that will be co-hosted by FS with the Political Science Club of West Chester University. FS thanks student Nicholas Stark for coordinating with University officials for use of the auditorium and for helping to promote and advertise this wonderful concert.

Roy Zimmerman lives in California, and visits the East Coast only a few times a year. Get a taste of  Zimmerman’s music and terrific sense of humor by watching his clips on YouTube, and visiting his website at http://www.royzimmerman.com  but remember-  it’s not nearly as fun as a live Zimmerman performance!   Please plan to attend!

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