Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meeting Minutes 4/11

  • DAFT Members: We encourage you to participate in Take Back the Night, an event organized by fellow student organization Feminist Front. Take Back the Night is an annual day of "raising awareness about sexual violence and violence against women." Take Back the Night happens Thursday, April 28. The schedule of events is listed on their Facebook page.
  • There are a couple of exciting opportunities for atheists to share. The Freedom From Religion foundation is sponsoring their annual scholarship essay contest. The FFrF is presided over by Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, our speakers from earlier this year. Top prize in each category wins $2,000. The Foundation Beyond Belief is also looking for interns. The exclusively-online internship will last through the summer.
  • Any interested DAFT member is welcome to sign up for the Secular Student Alliance's national conference. Several DAFT members are already attending. More information can be found at http://www.secularstudents.org/2011con.
  • The Secular Carnival will be held on Thursday, May 12. If you're interested in working it, please add your availability to our Doodle: http://doodle.com/s2ssrbbpph6xu5g4.
  • Secular Social 2 (SecSo Dos) is Friday, May 27th. If anyone is interested in performing (stand-up, magic, and music acts would be awesome) then please e-mail daftdepaul@gmail.com.
  • Greg Gibbs, owner of Chicago Bagel Authority and awesome atheist, has invited us for some post-meeting festivities next Thursday, April 21. CBA is BYOB (for those of legal age). Stay tuned for a special promotion for DAFT members.
  • Elections will be held at the end of the year. If you are interested in running, please e-mail Brandi at daftdepaul@gmail.com.
  • DAFT discussed its goals for interfaith involvement at length. We are eager to continue to work with DePaul's faith groups on service-oriented projects. Members decided that DAFT should designate an "Outreach Committee" to help create opportunities to interface with interfaith.
  • DePaul Student Life is now accepting awards for its Leadership and Involvement Celebration. There are several awards that DAFT deserves, especially "Most Improved Student Organization." Please nominate DAFT by filling out the form at www.tinyurl.com/dpuawards.
Photo Credit: You Care What We Think

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