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Some great events at UCF!

There are some interesting events coming up at the University of Central Florida as part of their annual Diversity Week celebration.  Below are some highlights for our members and followers, but you can find more than 20 opportunities for exploring various aspects of diversity and inclusion next week at http://Diversity.ucf.edu/diversity-week.

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Expert Panel: Minorities in the Non-Faith Community

October 20th, 12:30 – 3:30, Cape Florida Ballroom, Student Union

Join national leaders in a discussion about the growing diversity within the secular American community.  For those interested in learning about diversity issues, this is a unique exploration of intersectionality and an opportunity to learn about a growing demographic in our culture and on our campus. Free and open to the public.

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Private Dinner with National Secular Leaders

October 20th, 6:00 p.m., Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen

Hosted by the Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC). Spend quality time with the panelists (above) and other local leaders over dinner. This fundraiser will help cover travel costs for the panelists and will support the new scholarship fund being awarded to secular students at UCF in recognition of outstanding volunteerism.

The honored guests are

  • Stephanie Guttormson, a transgender advocate and the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation
  • David Tamayo, Founder and President, Hispanic American Freethinkers
  • Mandisa Thomas, Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers, Inc.

Seating is limited.  Reserve your spot today: http://cflfreethought.org/dinner


Secular and Religious Minority Awareness Workshop

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Experience the new format, activities, and discussions in our interactive exploration of the experiences and challenges of secular and minority faith individuals, and how we can each make a difference by creating perspective inclusion in our own spheres of influence.  Free and open to the public  (registration advised; walk-in seating is limited.  The public can register by emailing SRMA-UCF@outlook.com).


UCF Blood Drives presents two events on October 18th

1. Guest Speaker on African American Blood Donation.  October 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Egmont Key, UCF Student Union

2. Expert Panel: Gay Male Blood Donation

October 18, 1:00 – 2:30, Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Join medical experts and local and national activist in a discussion about the blood donation deferral status for MSM (men who have had sex with other men).   Free and open to the public.

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Both events are free and open to the public.

More information: http://Blooddrives-UCF.org/special-event 

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Sunday Assembly Orlando

Live better.  Help often. Wonder more.

Many individuals in the faith community are quiet non-believers, unwilling to risk the loss of the celebration of life and sense of community they find in the church.  The Sunday Assembly movement brings that experience to the secular community, providing a venue for springboarding community activities and service, expression and experience of gratitude, and regular gathering in a joyful community of like-minded individuals.  Organizers Chris Bunch and Carlo Adair, along with a team of volunteers, are bringing the Sunday Assembly to Central Florida.

Sunday Assembly Orlando is part of the London-based international organization focused on promoting positive community involvement through the celebration of life and each other. Come out and meet other free-thinkers in a positive, open, and wondrous environment.

Sunday Assembly is “A Global Movement for Wonder and Good”  – a secular gathering to have fun and do good for our community.

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LINKS

• Facebook Event  – October 26, 2014 event

• Sunday Assembly (international site)

Sunday Assembly (Public charter and more)

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Sunday Assembly Orlando (Facebook page for the organizing group members – join the volunteer team!)