Monthly Archives: May 2019

Ask Kwabena 3 – Event Planning and Coordination

by | May 31, 2019

Kwabena “Michael” Osei-Assibey is the President of the Humanist Association of Ghana. We will be conducting this educational series to learn more about humanism and secularism within Ghana. Here we talk about events. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the upcoming events for the rest of 2019 and into 2020? How do you go about organizing an event?… Read more »

Interview with Shirley Rivera – State Director, American Atheists (Puerto Rico) & Founder-President, Ateístas de Puerto Rico

by | May 30, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Shirley Rivera is the State Director for American Atheists (Puerto Rico) & the Founder-President of Ateístas de Puerto Rico. Here we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Starting from some backdrop, what was family background? Shirley Rivera: I was born in Puerto Rico. My family is from Puerto… Read more »

Building Canada’s professional atheist class

by | May 29, 2019

Nearly every atheist and Humanist group in Canada is run entirely by volunteers. The national organizations, Humanist Canada and Centre for Inquiry Canada, each have a single staff member (or contractor). As far as I know I’m the only employee of a regional organization. Atheist Republic (based in Vancouver) might have an employee (or a… Read more »

Ask Professor Rosenthal 4 – Princess Statistics: The Fairest of Them All

by | May 29, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about critical thinking and Knock on Wood. Here we talk about statistics and education. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How can we make the case for mandatory statistics education? Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal: Well, I’m a bit cautious… Read more »

Interview with Meghan Doherty – Policy and Advocacy Officer and Sexual Rights Initiative coalition representative of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

by | May 28, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Meghan Doherty is the Policy and Advocacy Officer for the Sexual Rights Initiative (Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights). Here we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What were background in early life and professional training prior to joining the Sexual Rights Initiative? Meghan Doherty: I am originally… Read more »

Interview with Sandeep Prasad – Executive Director, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

by | May 27, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Sandeep Prasad is the Executive Director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you get interested in sexual and reproductive health and rights? Sandeep Prasad: That is a good question. I grew up in an Indian household. I… Read more »