FAIR News: Events Across America
Dear friends of FAIR,
Since FAIR’s inception a year and a half ago, our pro-human movement has made immense progress spreading fairness, understanding, and humanity far and wide. Between our legal advocacy efforts, pro-human diversity trainings, K-12 education resources and curriculum, FAIR Perspectives podcast, grassroots state and local chapters, and our advocacy toolkits, we are just getting started.
There is so much more that has to be done, and the team of volunteers and staff at FAIR are eager and ready to continue advancing our pro-human approach to ending intolerance and racism. We are doing this because we know that freedom of expression, equal protection under the law, and a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity are the cornerstone of a healthy, functioning society.
This fall is going to be an exciting time for FAIR. We have multiple events and fundraisers happening across the country, featuring incredible pro-human advocates like Winston Marshall, formerly of Mumford & Sons, and Daryl Davis, legendary musician and lauded civil rights activist.
I am planning to attend these in-person events myself, and feel honored to have such a strong and dedicated team uplifting FAIR’s principles of peaceful change. The continued and steadfast support of our volunteers, subscribers, staff, and advisors is what enables us to continue working toward positive change.
Our community’s commitment to constructive dialogue and civil rights and liberties is helping to evolve the “antiracism” movement into a pro-human movement that honors and dignifies every person as a unique individual who is part of one human race. We are committed to ensuring that no one is discriminated against, or made to feel alienated based on immutable characteristics over which they have no control.
We invite you to join us this holiday season for these community-building events. We could not do any of this without you, and I am deeply grateful for your support.
FAIR Fundraising Events: Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC
Join us in Los Angeles on November 10th, San Francisco on November 12th, and New York City on November 15th for three FAIR fundraising events of music, cocktails, and conversation with FAIR Advisors, Fellows, members, and others in your community!
Help support the pro-human movement—purchase your tickets today!
Live Screenings of The UnRedacted (Jihad Rehab)
Calling all FAIR friends in and around Glendale, California! You will now have the opportunity to view Meg Smaker’s film The UnRedacted (formerly Jihad Rehab) at LAEMMLE in Glendale beginning Friday, October 28th!
To check screening times and purchase tickets, visit LAEMMLE’s website. To support Meg and find out when the film will be screened near you, be sure to visit jihadrehab.com, donate to Meg’s GoFundMe, and sign up for alerts.
With your support, FAIR funded the Glendale screening event, and is proud to stand behind Meg Smaker, her beautiful and compassionate film, and free expression in the arts. To learn more about FAIR’s work in this area, visit FAIRintheArts.org.
Want to help advance civil rights and liberties for all, and promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding, and humanity? Sign up for a free subscription today!
How to Be FAIR Without Starting a Fight Virtual Training
Do you want to share the message of FAIR with others but feel intimidated it may start a fight?
There is a better way: Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to have better conversations, share the message of FAIR, and not start a fight.
Register FREE for this live, virtual training. Our next date is November 9th at 6:00 p.m. ET.
This training is interactive and invites your full participation. Come ready to engage with the facilitator and your fellow FAIR members!
FAIR Book Club: Ian Rowe’s Agency
FAIR’s Book Club meets monthly with a goal to read books that challenge and deepen our understanding of humanity and fairness, while enriching our sense of what it means to be pro-human.
The FAIR in Education Fellows invite you to our next book club meeting on November 30th, where FAIR Advisor Ian Rowe will join us to discuss his book, Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for All Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power.
We hope you will join us as we dig into the sage wisdom and advice offered in this phenomenal book.
FAIR Fundraiser: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Join us at a beautiful private home in Paradise Valley, Arizona on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, great company & conversation, all in support of FAIR! Featuring FAIR in the Arts Fellows Winston Marshall, Cliff Duncan, and Lincoln Jones along with FAIR Founder Bion Bartning and documentary filmmaker Meg Smaker.
This event is FREE and open to all!
Unchallengeable Orthodoxy in the Arts Panel Discussion at ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
On Wednesday, November 9th at 5 p.m. MT, join FAIR Founder and President Bion Bartning and FAIR in the Arts Fellows Clifton Duncan, Lincoln Jones, and Winston Marshall along with filmmaker Meg Smaker for a panel discussion titled Unchallengeable Orthodoxy in the Arts.
Hear from artists who found the courage to speak up in the face of overwhelming social pressure, were targeted for doing so, and weathered the storm. Learn how to navigate these new challenges and why it is important to support excellence and creative freedom in the arts.
This event will be live and in-person at the Arizona State University campus, and will also be recorded and posted on the SCETL YouTube channel after the event date and time.
FAIR in Medicine Open House with Bob Ostertag
Join FAIR in Medicine on Thursday, November 10th, at 7:00 p.m. ET for an open house featuring author and musician Bob Ostertag. We will discuss Bob’s 2016 book, Sex, Science, and Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity which discusses the complicated relationship between medical innovations, psychology, the sexual revolution, gay rights advocacy, and modern man’s search for an authentic self that suffers less.
FAIR at Occidental College, LA Event
Join FAIR and the Oxy Persuasion Club on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Thorne Auditorium at Occidental College for a FREE roundtable discussion and musical event! Emceed by Professor Jacob Mackey and featuring FAIR Founder Bion Bartning, FAIR Advisors Daryl Davis, John Wood, Jr., and Kimi Katiti, and FAIR in the Arts Fellow Winston Marshall, along with Bertrand Cooper and Salomé Sibonex, this will be an afternoon of music and discussion you won’t want to miss!
This event is FREE and open to all!
FAIR Fundraiser: Los Angeles
Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. PT at The Berkshire House in Los Angeles, California for a special evening of music, conversation, and celebration!
Featuring FAIR in the Arts Fellows Winston Marshall, Lincoln Jones, and Michelle Pollino, this event is an opportunity to meet FAIR members, Advisors, and volunteers, and directly support FAIR’s pro-human approach to cultural issues.
FAIR Fundraiser: San Francisco
Join us on Saturday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. PT at Villa Taverna in San Francisco, California for a special evening of music, conversation, and celebration.
Featuring FAIR in the Arts Fellows Winston Marshall and FAIR Advisor Michael Shellenberger, this event includes an option for a VIP pre-event cocktail hour.
FAIR Fundraiser: New York City
Join us on Saturday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. PT at Butterfly in New York City for a special evening of music, conversation, and celebration, featuring FAIR in the Arts Fellows Winston Marshall and Daryl Davis, along with Kevin Ray and Sahar Tartak.
Rights and Responsibilities: A Symposium for School Board Members
The importance of school boards has come to the forefront in recent years. Join us at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells from the evening of Thursday, December 15th to Saturday, December 17th to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a board member, and how to approach your local community leadership position using FAIR’s principles of fairness, understanding, and humanity.
Presenters include FAIR Advisors Robert Pondiscio, Adam Seagrave, and Zander Keig, along with Cory Brewer, Jennifer Meinhardt, and FAIR Action Fellow Tanya Simons.
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"When I was angry, I doubt I changed a single mind. The man who walked away from me in Denver, if I had not apologized to him, I am fairly certain he would have returned home to come up with every reason in the world why he was right and I was wrong. But when I engage people with friendship, conversation, and genuine interest, that attitude is so often returned back to me. I know I’ve helped others find acceptance that way, because I’ve seen the proof."
FAIR Educators Alliance & Administrators Alliance Happy Hours
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! The FAIR Educators Alliance brings together educators from all levels to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources that can support teachers, community members, and FAIR chapters.
FAIR’s Educator’s Alliance is hosting an informal happy hour every other Thursday evening, alternating between beginning at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET, and will hold more formal monthly meetings that will address issues based on your interests and needs.
If you’re a K-12 school administrator, we’re here to support you too! You’re invited to join the FAIR Administrators Alliance, which holds meetings the last Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. ET!
All teachers and administrators are welcome! For more information and to subscribe to the calendar, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all FAIR Member Librarians and Library Staff! FAIR has established a network for members to connect and discuss key issues affecting their profession, advance pro-human principles, and preserve academic freedoms in library systems. The group meets biweekly.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in joining!