Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Meeting and Party!

AHA will be holding a Halloween Party this Friday, October 31st, at 9pm!
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Weekly Meeting


Halloween
Thursday, October 30th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

What are ghosts, exactly? Who is most qualified to perform an exorcism? What's your plan for the zombie apocalypse? On the flip side, is there a darker side to Halloween other than teenage vandalism and offensive costumes?

Additionally, many of the officers will be in costume, and you can be too!

Can't make it to the meeting? Join us afterwards at Memorial Union in the Lakefront Room around 9pmfor drinks, food, and more great conversation.

We hope to see you there!

 - Anna Wright
Co-Treasurer

 - Mark Man
Co-Treasurer
Next Week's Meeting

Oppression
Thursday, November 6th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

Religion has had a prodigious impact on our society throughout all of history. Humans have also oppressed each other one way or another during this time. How does religion figure into the oppression that happens around the world today?

We hope you can join us!
A Call to Blog
AHA's blog updates with our recent events and stories worth sharing. Stories can range from coming-out-of-the-atheist-closet stories to news, primarily having to do with freethought, science, skepticism, or humanism.

We also have a new series titled Meet the Officers, which can be viewed on the blog right now!

Do you have a story for the blog? Email it to us atwiscatheists@gmail.com or just reply to this email!

Upcoming Events


God Graveyard

Friday, October 31st - 8am-6pm
Bascom Hill (near the bottom)


Halloween Party

Friday, October 31st - 9pm
521 S Orchard Street #2

Join the event page here!

Recent Events

Saturday, October 25th - Board Game Night


Board game night was a great success, with Mafia, Mao, Resistance, Hearts, and more being played throughout the night! 

Wednesday, October 15th - Ask an Atheist

Tabling at Memorial Union

Every month AHA sets up an Ask and Atheist table in one of the unions and lets passersby have at us! Shout-out to our three volunteers who dropped by throughout the day!


 

Tyler Centers, AHA Service Chair


Friday, October 3rd - Blood Drive


Although it was a slow start, the Blood Drive had a huge number of people donating in the afternoon.


 
Sam Erickson, AHA President  

Saturday, September 27th - Board Game Night


As always, board game night was a rousing success, with games involving deception, words,and cooperation. The next board game night should be sometime in the next month, so don't worry if you missed it!  
 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekly Meeting: Moral Dilemmas

Weekly Meeting


Moral Dilemmas
Thursday, October 23rd - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

Join us for more moral ambiguity as we discuss all sorts of moral dilemmas. These dilemmas are a great way to test what is deemed "moral." How do we put a value on human life? Do the ends really justify the means? When does killing for the greater good go too far?

Can't make it to the meeting? Join us afterwards at Memorial Union in the Lakefront Room around 9pm for drinks, food, and more great conversation.

We hope to see you there!

 - Anna Wright
Co-Treasurer

 - Sam Erickson
President
Next Week's Meeting

Halloween
Thursday, October 30th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

What are ghosts, exactly? Who is most qualified to perform an exorcism? What's your plan for the zombie apocalypse? On the flip side, is there a darker side to Halloween other than teenage vandalism and offensive costumes?

Additionally, many of the officers will be in costume, and you can be too!

We hope you can join us!
A Call to Blog
AHA's blog updates with our recent events and stories worth sharing. Stories can range from coming-out-of-the-atheist-closet stories to news, primarily having to do with freethought, science, skepticism, or humanism. We also have a new series titled Meet the Officers, which can be viewed on the blog right now!

Do you have a story for the blog? Email it to us atwiscatheists@gmail.com!

Upcoming Events


Board Game Night

Saturday, October 25th - 7pm
Lakefront Room in Memorial Union


Halloween Party

Friday, October 31st - 9pm
521 S Orchard Street #2

Recent Events

Friday, October 3rd - Blood Drive


Although it was a slow start, the Blood Drive had a huge number of people donating in the afternoon.

 

Sam Erickson, AHA President


Saturday, September 27th - Board Game Night


As always, board game night was a rousing success, with games involving deception, words,and cooperation. The next board game night should be sometime in the next month, so don't worry if you missed it!  
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Meet the Officers: Sam Erickson

“Meet the Officers” is a biographical series that seeks to give names and personalities to the officers who run Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics. Every two weeks, the blog will update with a post about a new officer.


Sam Erickson is the President of AHA. He is a junior majoring in Economics and Political Science. 

When Sam came to UW-Madison as a freshman, he was actively looking for a supportive secular community, after just having attended a private Christian school for seven years. Although Sam was not able to be particularly active in AHA at the very start of college, he started attending regularly during his second semester (Spring 2013). He was brought on as the Outreach Chair that June, and elected President the December of his Sophomore year.

In his free time, Sam enjoys staying up into the wee hours of the morning mixing music, reading, or experimenting with different graphic design programs. In addition, he loves to stay in shape by playing soccer, skiing, running, and weightlifting.


Sam’s Secular Story

I grew up in a very Christian household, but I never really truly believed in a god. I went to church because I wanted to please my parents, but began questioning as early as sixth grade. Through the internet and many other resources, I eventually realized that I was an atheist by the age of 13, and proceeded to "come out" to my parents and friends a few months later. That resulted in some social exile at my private Christian high school, but much more difficult problems with my Baptist parents. After I told them that I was an atheist, the first six or so months were pretty rough, but our relationship has really improved since then.

I plan on going to Law School or Graduate School for Economics after I graduate from UW. I am still exploring all my career options, but if I decide on law school, I would use my law degree to fight for causes that I am passionate about, such as the environment, protection of civil liberties, or the separation of church and state.


I have had a long history of atheist activism, but I’m most proud of the work that I’ve done through this wonderful organization. My passion for the atheist movement has served as a backbone for all the wonderful activism that I’ve done over the last few years. AHA is full of truly wonderful people, all of whom are very dedicated to the work that they do, and I'm so proud that I can lead this group going forward.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekly Meeting - Morality

Weekly Meeting


Morality
Thursday, October 16th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

This week we'll be tackling the subject of morality! As secular folk, we tend not to think that morality is divinely inspired. So, where does morality come from? We will be discussing the four main branches of moral philosophy, if there is a universal philosophy, and much, much more!  

Can't make it to the meeting? Join us afterwards at Memorial Union in the Lakefront Room around9pm for drinks, food, and more great conversation.

We hope to see you there!

 - Lucy Jiang
   Secretary

 - Mark Pan
   Co-Treasurer
Next Week's Meeting

Brain Teasers: Moral Dilemmas
Thursday, October 22nd - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

Join us for more moral ambiguity as we discuss all sorts of moral dilemmas. These dilemmas are a great way to test what is deemed "moral." How do we put a value on human life? Do the ends really justify the means? When does killing for the greater good go too far?

We hope you can join us!
A Call to Blog
AHA's blog updates with our recent events and stories worth sharing. Stories can range from coming-out-of-the-atheist-closet stories to news, primarily having to do with freethought, science, skepticism, or humanism. We also have a new series titled Meet the Officers, which can be viewed on the blog right now!

Do you have a story for the blog? Email it to us atwiscatheists@gmail.com!

Upcoming Events


Poker Night

Friday, October 17th - 8pm
530 W Johnson St. #307 (Cole's Apartment)
Call Cole at (401) 632-5374 to be let in!

Recent Events


Friday, October 3rd - Blood Drive


Although it was a slow start, the Blood Drive had a huge number of people donating in the afternoon.

 
Sam Erickson, AHA President


Saturday, September 27th - Board Game Night


As always, board game night was a rousing success, with games involving deception, words,and cooperation. The next board game night should be sometime in the next month, so don't worry if you missed it! 

Monday, September 30th - National Blasphemy Day


AHA officers asked passersby on East Campus Mall to write whatever they wanted on our huge white board. This was the awesome result.





Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blasphemy Rights Day and Signs on Bascom Hill!

Last week was a big one for AHA, as we celebrated Blasphemy Rights Day and put up our signs on Bascom Hill.

We tabled on East Campus Mall to get the word out about Blasphemy Rights Day. What is this day, you ask? Why, it's a holiday founded by the Center for Inquiry that celebrates the right to free speech. More information can be found here.

We broke out our huge white board and asked passersby to write anything they wanted on it. These are the results:

Sam Erickson, AHA President

Our beautiful sign at the end of the day



But wait, there's more!



Did you see colorful signs last Friday, October 3rd, on Bascom Hill?

Those signs were put up by us! Here's a few pictures, for your viewing
pleasure:
















Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Weekly Meeting - Creationism In Society

Weekly Meeting


Creationism in Society
Thursday, October 9th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

Is Creationism on equal footing with Evolution? If not, why is it so hotly debated? Although banned by the Constitution, publicly funded schools across the nation still teach Creationism. Does this have an effect on scientific literacy? How do these curricula and public mindset affect society as a whole?

Can't make it to the meeting? Join us afterwards at Memorial Union in the Lakefront Room around9pm for drinks, food, and more great conversation.

We hope to see you there!

 - Mendel Mayr
   Officer

 - Anna Wright
   Co-Treasurer
Next Week's Meeting

Morality
Thursday, October 16th - 7pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 224

Moral dilemmas are a great way to reflect on what we think is "right" or "wrong", and really get at what we think it means to be moral. How do we put value on human life? How do we decide who lives and dies? Is it moral to kill for the greater good? These questions, and more, will be the topic of discussion at next week's meeting.

We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Events


Board Game Night

Saturday, October 11th - 7pm
Lakefront Room, Memorial Union


Poker Night

Friday, October 17th - 7pm
530 W Johnson St, #307

A Call to Blog
AHA's blog updates with our recent events and stories worth sharing. Stories can range from coming-out-of-the-atheist-closet stories to news, primarily having to do with freethought, science, skepticism, or humanism. We also have a new series titled Meet the Officers, which can be viewed below this post!

Do you have a story for the blog? Email it to us atwiscatheists@gmail.com!

Recent Events


Friday, October 3rd - Blood Drive


Although it was a slow start, the Blood Drive had a huge number of people donating in the afternoon.

 
Sam Erickson, AHA President

Saturday, September 27th - Board Game Night


As always, board game night was a rousing success, with games involving deception, words,and cooperation. The next board game night is this Saturday, so don't worry if you missed this one!  

Monday, September 30th - National Blasphemy Day


AHA officers asked passersby on East Campus Mall to write whatever they wanted on our huge white board. This was the awesome result.

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