Go Secular Students GO!

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Secular Student Alliance_lock-up_1314We’re excited to announce a special performance of our show at Colorado Mesa University!

Come out to laugh and show your support for secular students in Grand Junction.

“We’ve been looking for unique events to bring to campus in order to bring awareness to our organization,” said Ashlee Bingham, CMU student and member of the Secular Student Alliance. “We’re excited to bring Thea’s show to CMU.”

Monday, May 5th
Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7 pm
University Center Ballroom
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Colo.

Tickets
General Admission $13
Students (17+) $6
Advance tickets go on sale April 28th at the Information Desk
inside the University Center on campus.

Tickets also for sale at the door.

Watch the show trailer.

Thanks to Our Local Sponsors

I want to thank Jesse Bond of Grand Junction Humanists Doing Good for introducing me to CMU’s Secular Student Alliance club. They are some of the bravest and brightest young people I’ve met.

While there were five religious student clubs on the Colorado Mesa University campus, there were none for nonreligious students. That is, until last spring when Ashlee, Remy and several other CMU students formed the university’s first Secular Students Alliance  chapter.

With our performance, we want to raise funds for the student group and awareness for both of these great organizations:

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The mission of the Secular Students Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. We envision a future in which nontheistic students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement’s charge against irrationality and dogma. Humanists Doing Good focuses on charitable activities and good works throughout the Grand Valley, creating a sense of fellowship and community for the nonreligious and promoting secular education and activism. The group typically carries out at least one volunteer activity per month, one educational event and one social gathering. Visit us on Facebook.

Why It’s Important to Support Secular Students

HDG brochure

I met Ashlee, Remy, and Jesse in a coffee shop. At the end of our meeting, Jesse pointed to a bulletin board behind me where a poster hung promoting a “Christ-centered 12-step program.” Ironic, huh? I’m proud to say he put up a brochure of his own! (If you are struggling with addiction, BTW, god-free Rational Recovery is available.)

When I was in college we didn’t have a secular student club, and so I had nowhere to turn when I left religion. It was pretty lonely, actually. That’s why I want to reach as many secular or questioning college students as possible now — to let them know they’re not alone and they can:

  • recover from their religious indoctrination (if any)
  • navigate relationships with their religious family members, setting boundaries if necessary
  • be role models for other students
  • demonstrate to their campus and community that nonbelievers are good and ethical people who contribute to society guided by creativity, compassion and critical thinking

We’ll see you at the show!

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