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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.