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News, March 1st

March 2, 2007

Here are the minutes from last meeting:

A. Events for all:

  1. Open-mic night: Kappa Psi Epsilon is hosting an open mic with spoken word, poetry, and musical performances. Thursday, March 1, 6:00-9:30pm. Location: Soroptomist House (Free)
  2. “What can we do to Counter Religious Discrimination”: CSULB’s Religious Studies Student Association is hosting an event with art exhibits, student presentations, live music and lectures. Friday, March 2, 12:00-3:00pm. Location: USU Ballrooms: (A, B & C).
  3. Sweatshop Fashion Show: A protest on Cal State Long Beach’s distribution of sweatshop merchandise. This demonstration will raise awareness and hopefully stop CSULB bookstores from selling sweatshop made clothing. Sponsored by SSA and Campus Progressives. Wednesday, March 7, 12:30-1:00pm and Thursday, March 8, 12:30-1:00pm (Free)
  4. Film screening on Palestine: A film based on Palestine. Thursday, March 8, 8:30-10:30pm. Location: Multicultural Center on campus.
  5. Physics presentation: Nobel prize winner for physics, Doug Osheroff (1996) will lecture on our campus. Tuesday, March 6, 11:15-1:00pm (Free)
  6. Seva Cafe: Seva Cafe is based on the idea that giving is better than receiving. This cafe serves free food and coffee-related drinks, and is primarily operated by volunteers. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds are given to charities. Come enjoy the live music, salsa dancing, and overall relaxing environment. Seva Cafe’s last operation day is this Saturday. Saturday, March 3, 5:00-10:00pm. Location: 10th and Redondo Ave. (Free)
  7. Peace Rally: Anti-war protest in downtown Los Angeles. Saturday, March 17, 12:00-whenever. Location: Vine and Hollywood.

B. Business

  1. If you have any ideas for interesting films that we can watch, inform us.
  2. Any event ideas are welcomed. If you have any interest in a specific lecturer or presentation subject, e-mail us and we can try organizing that event.

Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 07, 1:00-2:00pm in USU Room 225.

Directions: From the fountain, walk towards the underpass of the USU. Locate the USU computer lab ahead and walk through the sliding glass doors.

I will definitely be attending Osheroff’s talk. He is a brilliant physicist, and we should be supporting our scientists. Not to mention, their is a recording of him finding out about his Nobel Prize – it’s hilarious

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Dan Barker and the Jesus Myth

February 24, 2007

“The Jesus Myth” event at UCLA was a great sucess. Matt, Mimi, Joseph, and I walked in late, but i don’t think we missed to much. At any rate, from what was said it seems conclusive that the Jesus of the gospels is the stuff of legend. Additonaly, if a mortal man named Jesus ever lived, the evidence for his existence seems sketchy at best. In my opinion, the question and answer period was the most interesting, as Dan offered hilarious insight into what it was like to change from devout pentacostal minister to staunch atheist. Don’t take my word for it, though. The entire event was videotaped and will be available to all within a week. After the event, the Bruin Alliance of Skeptics and Secularists along with the Long Beach Secular Students took Dan to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, which consisted of hours of intellectually stimulating conversation for all. It really was an excellent time, and I encourage everyone to participate in these sorts of events in the future. Speaking of events, Dan is from Long Beach and said he would be happy to speak at CSULB sometime in the fall of next year.

While you are wating for the video of the event, here is Dan’s profile on the Freedom From Religion website.

News

February 22, 2007

Here are the minutes from the first meeting:

To those who went to the meeting, awesome. To those who didn’t,
you’re still awesome. But, I will debrief what went on.

1. Events:
a. “The Jesus Myth” debate at UCLA on February 22, Thursday @
7:00-8:15 pm in Royce Hall 190. Matt and Sean will be meeting at
5:30pm on Thursday. Call them if you need a ride. For more
information, access the facebook info page:
http://ucla.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2244694127
b. Mondays @ Viento y Agua
(http://viento-y-agua.in-long-beach-ca.com/). There are weekly coffee
discussions held at this cafe. This will be a good chance to speak of
hot topics not usually talked about.

2. Business:
a. Group name is undecided. If you have any ideas for a possible
name, e-mail me.
b. If anybody has any ideas on reaching out to the campus and
community, e-mail me. So far we have discussed lectures, movies
nights, and presentations. One idea is to set up our own
presentations and present them in front of the student body and
faculty. Another is to collaborate or simply affiliate ourselves with
another group on campus for an event.

Other than that, next meeting is on Wednesday, February 28 @ 1:00pm
near the candy counter. And, if you don’t have a Facebook profile,
please create one. This will be vital to our communication. Here is
a group link: http://csulb.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2247914836

John Guevarra
LBSS Secretary
jguevarr@csulb.edu
(310) 220-1959

“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is
my religion.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Our next meeting will be at the same time. I couldn’t get a room until 1:30, so we are just going to meet near the candy counter, and maybe we will get coffee or grab a table in the center of the student union. I hope to see more people there. The Jesus Myth event is tonight, I believe Mimi, Joseph, Matt, and myself will be attending.

In other news, here is a rational look at the 9/11 truth movement posted on Monbiot.com.

First Meeting, Jesus Myth Event

February 16, 2007

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to announce our first meeting!

It will be held from 1 to 2 pm on Wednesday the 21st of February, in room 221 of the Student Union terrace. We will be discussing what we want to do as a group, a permanent meeting time and place, etc. We hope to see everyone there.

Additionally, the Bruin Alliance of Skeptics and Secularists will be holding an event on Thursday the 22nd from 7-8:15pm. Dan Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, will be lecturing on the historicity of Jesus. Visit Bruin Skeptics for more details. If you would like to attend but need a ride, email me at secularstudentslb@gmail.com.

Sean