We’re stepping up our advocacy game
Atheists United
by Eric Zaklukiewicz
2w ago
Atheists United has been busy ramping up our advocacy and charity operations. We want to keep you in the loop: We just got a $500 grant for our monthly food distribution while attending the American Atheists National Convention. This helps compensate for the dissolution of a major granter this fall, which had previously guaranteed the program $3,600 annually. AU and allies have been making a big push to find a new granter from within the secular community. (You can contribute here.) While at the conference, we also helped pack over 25,000 meals! Our food distribution gave out o ..read more
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What we told NPR about atheist community needs
Atheists United
by Eric Zaklukiewicz
2w ago
We’re grateful to have recently shared our ideas about atheist community building on San Francisco's NPR affiliate, KQED. Atheists come together partly because of our values like freethought and secular government, and partly because — as a social/political minority group — we're shaped by common experiences. We want to be around people who get it! We need spaces to take our families where we know people share our values. Places where we can build the social connections that make up the fabric of our lives. We’ve been creating those spaces, and people have been showing up fo ..read more
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What we told NPR about atheist community needs
Atheists United
by Eric Zaklukiewicz
2M ago
We’re grateful to have recently shared our ideas about atheist community building on San Francisco's NPR affiliate, KQED. Atheists come together partly because of our values like freethought and secular government, and partly because — as a social/political minority group — we're shaped by common experiences. We want to be around people who get it! We need spaces to take our families where we know people share our values. Places where we can build the social connections that make up the fabric of our lives. We’ve been creating those spaces, and people have been showing up fo ..read more
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New AU community events announced for 2024!
Atheists United
by Eric Zaklukiewicz
2M ago
Atheists United just added a bunch of events to our online calendar for 2024. There are still more announcements to come, but below are some of the newly-announced community events coming up from AU. We’re announcing still more for 2024 soon. Follow us on Facebook events or Meetup or subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss anything! Science Sunday: Aquarium of the Pacific Saturday, February 25  | 3:00 PM | Aquarium of the Pacific Join us for our Science Sunday at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach!  Tickets purchased through Atheists United are $40.95 f ..read more
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Atheists United’s first community karaoke night is a smash!
Atheists United
by Evan Clark
2M ago
Studies show that group singing reduces stress as measured by levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). If you need further evidence, take a look at the low ACTH on the participants below at our first-ever open karaoke party! About 25 people showed up to the event at Heretic House earlier this month., making it our second biggest singing event so far! Our next opportunity to sing together is our Saturday Sing-Along on March 9th.   Donations here keep our programs growing ..read more
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Our Unforgettable Speakeasy Party at Heretic House
Atheists United
by Evan Clark
2M ago
To kick off 2024, Atheists United hosted its first community party at the iconic Heretic House in Angelino Heights. Members and new supporters came dressed in their best Roaring 20’s outfits. The event included a live piano performance, free snacks, a speakeasy bar, sunset views of downtown LA, and private tour of the 138-year-old mansion. Enjoy photos from the party here ..read more
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Saving AU’s food program
Atheists United
by Eric Zaklukiewicz
4M ago
For the first time, a new survey revealed that Americans are rapidly losing trust in religious charities—especially young people. We think it’s no coincidence that young people made our charitable food distribution Atheists United’s most popular program in 2023. In fact, our food distribution recruited more new volunteers and members than any other program this year! This is the big takeaway from our last few years building atheist communities: young atheists find us because they’re looking for ways to be of service. Then, they stick around to build the community.  Sadly, this program is ..read more
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Atheists United featured in huge LA Times article
Atheists United
by Atheists United
4M ago
Atheists United just made a splash with a huge article about us in yesterday’s LA Times. A reporter joined us on our Atheist Adventure in Zion Park to scoop our quest for existential wonder. Here’s some of what atheists got to say to 1.4 million people who read the nation’s largest daily metropolitan newspaper: “These are the people who I can openly talk to about who I am and what I believe in. I don’t feel like I’m an outsider.”  -Frances Aragon “These kinds of events are important to me because they shape how I talk to [my son] and help him understand how to be a good human.”-Dan ..read more
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Atheist Adventure Explores “Godless Wonder” in Zion NP
Atheists United
by Evan Clark
5M ago
For Atheists United’s third-annual Atheist Adventure members traveled to Zion National Park, one of the most iconic International Dark Sky Parks on Earth. Together we hiked the Riverside Walk trail to the mouth of the Narrows, explored the lower, middle, and upper Emerald Pools, touched the water seeping from Weeping Rock, and experienced sunset at the top of Watchman trail. The highlight of the weekend was undoubtedly our star talk on a moonless night gathered around the campfire. David Hasenauer, a docent from the Mount Wilson Observatory, joined us with his 17-inch telescope and gave an unf ..read more
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Halloween Party a Monster Success!
Atheists United
by Evan Clark
5M ago
In celebration of Halloween, Atheists United hosted a first-of-its-kind rooftop party atop the LGBT Center in Hollywood. Members came dressed for the occasion as the sun set on the Hollywood hills in the distance. The event included a costume contest, catered dinner, free drinks, and live music from LA’s favorite trans band, The Donna Westwood Band! On top of that Atheists United raised almost $1,000 for its programs through virtual and in-person donations, and launched a virtual silent auction. Enjoy photos from the party here ..read more
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