Ground Control to Major Tom: Part 3 of 3

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go, Tell everyone I love them very much (We Know!)

 

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We are back with our final Moonbase Tour! Today we get to visit the Moonbase MAUI Workshop Room!

In this Room we have Seven Amazing Workshops starting at 10:00 AM on Friday of Skepticon! Lets take a look shall we?

Wemon, Sex, and Islam

Hosted by Yasmin Ali and Sam.Al-Nahi

Becoming & Being One of the Cool Kids Online

Hosted by Heina Dadabhoy. The Internet is the primary means by which secular and skeptic types tend to communicate, organize, debate, and meet. There may be no hard-and-fast rules, but there are plenty of strategies for every context and person. This workshop will cover ideas for how to be ready for almost anything that comes your way online as well as methods by which to ensure other people come your way online.

Secular Safe Zone Ally Training

Hosted by Jessica Kirsner. “The number of non-theists in America is rising rapidly and there is a growing body of research that is beginning to explore this once-invisible and amorphous group. While tolerance for minority religions is growing around the country, discrimination and harassment of non-theistic Americans continues to be a problem.Non-theists in America are often looked upon with suspicion and treated as outsiders, untrustworthy, and immoral Along with these attitudes and discriminatory behaviors, non-theists lack the community, institutions, and support that religious Americans can readily rely upon. The Secular Safe Zone is working to build a network of Allies to provide community and support to non-theists around the nation. Attendees will be certified as Secular Safe Zone Allies, ready to help create safe spaces for non-theists and encourage acceptance, understanding, and tolerance. Allies are also trained to recognize and respond to issues of discrimination, harassment, and bullying that non-theists may come up against.”

The Satanic Temple and the politics of religious privilege

Hosted by The Satanic Temple’s spokesperson and co-founder, Lucien Greaves, this workshop discusses the legitimacy of atheistic religion and the importance of fighting for equal rights and representation for non-supernaturalists. The workshop will explore TST’s unique brand of secular activism with a focus on their campaign to erect a Satanic monument next to a 10 Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the name of religious pluralism.

Atheists in Tights! The Year in Humanist Graphic Novels and Comics!

Hosted by Dale DeBakcsy. Nerd Up!! It has been a truly massive year for the creative treatment of atheist and humanist issues in comic form. Dale DeBakcsy (co-creator of Frederick the Great, and the chap behind The Cartoon History of Humanism and Women in Science comic series) goes through some of the best and worst web and print comics that 2014 had to offer.

Getting It On at the Con: How to Get Lucky Consensually

Hosted by Miri Mogilevsky. Conferences aren’t just about lectures and learning. For most of us, this is a time to hang out with friends and maybe more-than-friends. This workshop will cover the basics of flirting and hooking up with consent. There will be interactive activities! (No, not that kind.)

Private Screening: Thunderdome

Hosted by Rob Lehr. Description Coming Soon.

I hope you have enjoyed this brief overview of Moonbase COCO! Next time we visit Moonbase MAUI!

 

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