NEW: Live In-Person Steven Pinker Book Event
FAIR is thrilled to present a live in-person book event with FAIR Advisor Steven Pinker. FAIR Advisor Melissa Chen will be talking with Professor Pinker about his new book—Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters—and exploring progress, reason, and scientific understanding in the 21st century.
The event will take place on Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm EST at the Italo American Educational Club, 75 Pleasant Street, Wellesley, MA.
There are only 150 spots available, and the first 50 registrants will be given a free copy of Pinker’s new book Rationality.
Register for the live event here.
NEW: Parental Rights Webinar
On Wednesday, November 17th from 8:00 to 9:30pm EST, join FAIR and a panel of experts as we discuss current parents’ rights issues in public and private schools.
Some of the questions that will be addressed are:
- What rights do parents have when advocating for their children?
- What can parents do to effect change in schools?
- What happens when parents speak up?
Panelists include former Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel in the US Department of Education Candice Jackson, co-founder and co-president of PLACE NYC Yiatin Chu, and president of Social Impact Strategies Mona Davids. The discussion will be moderated by FAIR Advisor and Vice-President of PLACE NYC Maud Maron.
For important information including how to register, go here.
NEW: Illiberalism There & Then and Here & Now
In recent years a new illiberalism has emerged in America. Since then, a number of thinkers and journalists have remarked on the similarities between this new American illiberalism and other intolerant systems. We have brought together four of them—Christian Watson, Izabella Tabarovsky, Sarah Haider, and Martin Gak—to reflect on their experience and/or understanding of Soviet and Chinese Communism, Argentinian Fascism, Radical Islam, and their parallels to current American trends.
Join the livestream TODAY, November 11th from 11:00am to 12:30pm EST, to explore the There & Then to help illuminate the Here & Now.
Get more information and register here, and watch it live on the Institute for Liberal Values YouTube or on Free Black Thought’s Twitter @FreeBlckThought.
FAIR Educator Alliance
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! We will be holding weekly informal “happy hours” to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources just for teachers. We’ll also be holding more formal monthly meetings to address issues based on your needs and interests.
For more information, contact [email protected]
Grassroots Training Workshops
Are you ready to be an effective advocate for pro-human values in your community? You know in your heart of hearts our common culture of fairness, understanding, and humanity requires you to be civically engaged and actively organizing and advocating in your community.
But how do you get started?
We’ve got you covered with the FAIR Grassroots Leader Training series.
Register now to learn practical tools for organizing your community, how to be a more effective advocate, and ways to create positive, bottom-up change in our culture and country. The sessions include:
Grassroots Leader Session 1 | Bottom-Up Organizing
Grassroots Leader Session 2 | Finding Your Place At FAIR
Grassroots Leader Session 3 | Organizing Your Organizing
Public Speaking Training | Keeping Your Audience Captivated
Register now for the next Grassroots Leader Training series.