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The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Wall to Wall Coverage.
WHO: Ken Hurley
WHAT: The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Wall to Wall Coverage. Plus a special live musical appearance by Kenny Bunco and the 12 Notes
WHEN: Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
WHERE: Buckman Bridge Unitarian Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244. (From the I-295 Roosevelt exit, go north to the first traffic light, Collins Rd. Turn right. Go 400 ft. The church driveway will be on your right.) For map click: http://firstcoastfreethoughtsociety.org/cms/lib/fcfs_bbuuc_map.gif MEETINGS FREE ● OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ● FREE PARKING MEETING
DESCRIPTION: “The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Wall to Wall Coverage” explores how the beliefs of skeptics and believers impact civil discourse, civil engagement, and civic learning. Do we engage meaningfully? Or, are we part of the problem?
MEET THE SPEAKER: Ken Hurley is the Director of Civication, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote civic learning and civil responsibility. Ken created and hosted a public engagement television program called Civil Discourse which ran for nine years. He created, and was the Executive Producer and Head Writer for, a public engagement television program on PBS called ACCESS News. Also, Ken traveled to each state in the USA to interview strangers for his documentary, To Be An American. Ken has spoken before the First Coast Freethought Society many times over the years.
Some of his previous titles are:
-The Best Speech Ever . . . Really: Or, Why America is Smart Enough to have Left Plenty of Room for Improvement
-Opinions, Dominions, Great Virginians and the Hope for Civil Discourse -What Should It Mean to Be an American?
-Ra, Blue Blankies, Ghosts, Holy Ghosts, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster: Why do we Tolerate the Intolerable?
-“Endowed by their Creator . . .” Considering the Origins of Civil Rights
-The Cost of Free Speech, Pulpit Politics, Moral Values, Fishing, and the Big Lies
-The Gay Divorcee: Same Sex Marriage and 1001 Reasons to Seek Equality
-Whoosh! Was that our Constitution? The USA PATRIOT Act: Safety AND Freedom
-“In God We Trust” OR In God Some of Us Trust OR E Pluribus Unum?
You may watch a few videos of previous presentations here:
Other speech topics are:
- The Best Speech Ever . . . Really. Or, Why America is smart enough to have left plenty of room for improvement
- Opinions, Dominions, Great Virginians and the Hope for Civil Discourse
- The Chaotic Kingdom. A story for elementary school students that describes a weary King who seeks to give up his power in favor of three branches of government. Funny and informative. (approximately 30 minutes)
- What Should It Mean to Be an American?
- Idiots, Activist Judges, Civics, and the United States Supreme Court
- The Process is Due: Gitmo and America’s Constitutional Values
- Executive Powers: Spies, Lies, and Taps
- “endowed by their Creator . . .” Considering the Origins of Civil Rights
- Ra, Blue Blankies, Ghosts, Holy Ghosts, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster
- Integrity, Delusions and the Art of Spin OR a Nod To Bill O’Reilly
- The Gay Divorcee: 1001 Reasons to Seek Equality
- The Cost of Free Speech, Pulpit Politics, Moral Values, Fishing, and the Big Lies
- Whoosh! Was That Our Constitution? The USA PATRIOT ACT – Safety and Freedom
- Affirmative Action: Which Action Do We Want to Affirm?
- “In God We Trust” OR In God Some of Us Trust OR e pluribus unum
- A Double-Super-Secret No-Take-Backs Discussion
- When Does A Pledge Expire? Making Sense of the Pledge of Allegiance Controversy
- Science Under Siege: The Attack on Evolution