Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

Moving Secularism Forward Conference Written Up by Ronald Bailey

… in two parts: Among the Nonbelievers and Among the Nonbelievers: Part II.

Freethoughtblog.com readers will note that Ophelia Benson (Butterflies and Wheels), PZ Myers (Pharyngula) and I (The X Blog) were on panels what are discussed in the second of those two write-ups.

It was fun getting to know Ron and he and Razib and I pal’ed around a bit at the conference, presumably trying to get a bead on each other’s talks before moving in for the kill on the panel we shared wit Pat Schroeder. Don’t read the summaries unless you have a cast iron stomach, because it was pretty gruesome, as you may well expect!

Sharon Sund and International Women's DAy

Tonight, in Minneapolis; bring your ideas and some money and we’ll make things happen! I’ve already put my One Good Shirt in the laundry and hope to have it dry in time. See you there?

Key women leaders celebrate Sharon Sund on International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, a large group of prominent women leaders in government, business and the community are co-hosting a fundraising event for Sharon Sund, candidate for congress in Minnesota’s Third District.

“I am honored that so many respected, talented, courageous women are standing up for me on a day when we need to stand up for all women,” said Sund. “International Women’s Day is a time for us to celebrate the achievements women have made–and are making–worldwide.”

The celebration taking place today in conjunction with International Women’s Day is being held at the home of former State Representative Betty Folliard. It is co-hosted by a large group of prominent and influential women who are supporting Sund. They include: State Senators Chris Eaton and Ann Rest, along with State Representatives Denise Dittrich, Rena Moran, Sandra Peterson and Linda Slocum.

Other prominent women activists co-hosting the event include: former State Representative Luanne Koskinen and long-time community activists: Dottie Gilkeson, Laurie Pryor, Rosemary Rocco, Ruth Usem and Deborah Watts.

Edina City Council Member Joni Bennett, one of the co-hosts of the event, talked about the need for women to be engaged in the political process. “It’s important for women to be involved at all levels of government,” said Bennett. “At a time when much of our discussion is about finding solutions to environmental problems, Sharon Sund’s training and work in science make her a strong candidate for congress.”

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International Women’s Day Celebration and Fund Raiser for Sharon Sund

Tonight, in Minneapolis; bring your ideas and some money and we’ll make things happen! I’ve already put my One Good Shirt in the laundry and hope to have it dry in time. See you there?

Key women leaders celebrate Sharon Sund on International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, a large group of prominent women leaders in government, business and the community are co-hosting a fundraising event for Sharon Sund, candidate for congress in Minnesota’s Third District.

“I am honored that so many respected, talented, courageous women are standing up for me on a day when we need to stand up for all women,” said Sund. “International Women’s Day is a time for us to celebrate the achievements women have made–and are making–worldwide.”

The celebration taking place today in conjunction with International Women’s Day is being held at the home of former State Representative Betty Folliard. It is co-hosted by a large group of prominent and influential women who are supporting Sund. They include: State Senators Chris Eaton and Ann Rest, along with State Representatives Denise Dittrich, Rena Moran, Sandra Peterson and Linda Slocum.

Other prominent women activists co-hosting the event include: former State Representative Luanne Koskinen and long-time community activists: Dottie Gilkeson, Laurie Pryor, Rosemary Rocco, Ruth Usem and Deborah Watts.

Edina City Council Member Joni Bennett, one of the co-hosts of the event, talked about the need for women to be engaged in the political process. “It’s important for women to be involved at all levels of government,” said Bennett. “At a time when much of our discussion is about finding solutions to environmental problems, Sharon Sund’s training and work in science make her a strong candidate for congress.”

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Campaign web page