AIVC Event – SITP : The Skeptical View of White Supremacy

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “What the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Can Teach Skeptics About White Supremacy” delivered by Kavin Senapathy is a writer and journalist at outlets like SELF Magazine.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

ABOUT THE TALK
Perhaps now more than ever, the skeptics’ movement can’t afford to ignore racism and race pseudoscience. Kavin Senapathy learned this first-hand during her stint with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and its parent organization the Center for Inquiry (CFI) speaking at its conferences, writing a column, and hosting the Point of Inquiry podcast. As one of the most visible skeptical organizations in the world, CSI owes a heightened duty to uphold skeptical ideals.

Kavin will cover race, and, more broadly, diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to the skeptics’ community, with examples from her time working with CFI. Grab your beverage of choice and join Kavin as she takes you through crucial lessons for all skeptics and skeptical organizations— yes, even you, the one who doesn’t get involved in politics.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kavin Senapathy is a writer, journalist, and speaker covering science, health, food, and parenting at outlets like SELF Magazine, Slate, The Daily Beast, Forbes, SciShow, Undark Magazine, and more. She’s also co-founder and contributing editor at SciMoms.com.

She’s based in the midwestern United States (ope!) where she is currently quarantine co-parenting a 3rd grader, a 1st grader, a puggle, and an Italian Greyhuahua. Find Kavin on Twitter @ksenapathy. Read Kavin’s article on this topic ahead of the talk here: https://undark.org/2020/02/20/center-for-inquiry-race-pseudoscience/

AIVC ZOOM CHAT ….
Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink and chat online about the talk from 7.00pm:

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Meeting ID: 804 863 6762

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NEW TO SKEPTICS IN THE PUB OR TWITCH OR BOTH?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

Details
Date:

July 2

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/events/271419929/
Organizer

Manchester IVC

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/