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Hello all. New to the Michigan group but joined the site awhile back, just didn't have the time to be as active on here as I wanted. I am in Flint, and always interested in talking/meeting new people.
@All & Keon, Several groups are coalesced in the Metro Detroit Area and are listed, with info and connect links, on Detroit Coalition of Reason’s website. There is a section in the MichiganSecular Groups list for Southeast Michigan. The MSG.pdf file is also available online thanks to being stored on Detroit Atheists Meetup ‘Files’page.
We need more activities like these in SE Michigan.
Michigan Atheists State Convention
& Speakers Welcome Reception
Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:00 PM
& Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:00 AM - 5 PM
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
2900 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Speakers Welcome Reception
http://www.meetup.com/MichiganAtheists/events/37139552/ Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:00 PM
The Speakers Welcome Reception is held in our private suite for an evening of refreshments and friendship. This event is free, but please reserve in advance as space is limited.
LODGING: Enjoy the reduced convention room rate of only $64.00 plus tax for kings and $74.99 plus tax for double beds. You must make your guest room reservation directly with the hotel, (734) 665-4444.
Michigan Atheists State Convention
http://www.meetup.com/MichiganAtheists/events/37141292/ Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:00 AM
Michigan Atheists has held an annual state convention since 1984 and is the only state to do so. The next convention will be held in Ann Arbor on December 2nd and 3rd, 2011. Download/print the reservation form as a web page, a Word DOC or an Adobe PDF.
Registration begins at 9:00 AM. You may register at the door, but pre-registration is encouraged.
- $30 for adults (children 12 and under free)
- $10 for Students with ID. Excludes a free luncheon
- FREE to organizers and student members of high school, college and university on site campus secular organizations. Please register in advance. Excludes a free luncheon
Saturday Private Luncheon:
Entrées include Broiled Salmon or Chicken Marsala served with Garden Salad, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Rolls, Coffee, and Tea. Vegetarian & Vegan meals available. Note: Luncheon reservations and entrée selection must be made prior to December 1, 2011
BONUS PACKAGE: For early registration (prior to November 26) take advantage of the bonus package CONVENTION AND LUNCHEON for just $40.
MORE INFORMATION? Contact Arlene-Marie (313) 938-5960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I need to rack my brain a little more for GR proper, but not too far away in Kalamazoo is a great restaurant called Food Dance. They have a little market in house, a bar, and sit-down dining. Also great in Kzoo is Bell's Brewery.
I worked for a Creamery in Ann Arbor that sold cheese and gelato to food dance so i went out several times to demo product and eat goodies.
GR isn't the most exciting foodie town but I'll keep thinking. But, the best peanut butter ever made comes from grand rapids - Koeze Cream-Nut. Grab a jar, a good loaf of bread and some local preserves and you'll never look at a PBJ the same.
Hey, I'm stuck in Grand Rapids a week or two of every month. Who wants to hang out? What's more, is there any place to get anything edible around here?
I say discuss it over with the other atheists you know. Maybe make a group in secret (If anyone asks just tell them it's Wicca or something since they don't seem to care about that. Although they might not believe you because it's not Jr. High lol)
I wasn't ostracized for being an atheist, I was ostracized for being a goth (and before that just for being weird.)
I can't mention this video enough though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YxdM1WChHc and if I didn't have to go DJ I'd probably sit and watch it again. The video makes a lot of points but the one I'm talking about is that the strongest thing anyone can do for the community is to come out as an Atheist. The video parallels our movement with the gay movement of the 1970's. Statistics show that tolerance will go up as people are more accepting if they knows a homosexual/atheist personally. Unlike the movement of the 1970's, most of us in this country at least have the luxury of not getting violently attacked for our beliefs.
At the very least try to find a friend who can drive and ask them if they would like to attend one of the meetings. I haven't been to one of these since October when I started this DJ gig but I really did enjoy going when I could make it. I've met a lot of good people through it and it has been a blast. http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Atheists/messages/boards/
But of course in the end the decision is yours. It could either turn into people couldn't care less about it, or it could turn into this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRDRP2n4Sk.
Best of luck either way :)
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