FAIR News: Liberty Lovers Gather in Memphis
Dear Friends of FAIR,
Last week, FAIR attended the FreedomFest: The Soul Of Liberty, in Memphis, Tennessee!
FAIR was represented by our interim Executive Director Maud Maron, FAIR advisory board member Monica Harris, and staff members Gavin Coon and Maizy Thorvaldson. As steadfast supporters of civil rights and liberties for all individuals, we were thrilled to be a part of this year's conference. It was energizing to be surrounded by so many free-thinking, liberty-loving people from across the country.
Thanks to everyone who came by the FAIR booth, signed up for our mailing list, and took home some merch! We were honored to receive such positive feedback and words of encouragement from you all in support of the continued success of our pro-human mission. A few highlights from the conference:
FAIR Advisor Monica Harris gave a talk on her book The Illusion of Division about how we have more in common with people who we perceive to be our enemies than we think, as well as a lecture titled “Where Do We Go From Here” on the legacy of MLK and the need for civic unity at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of MLK Jr. turned National Human Rights Museum.
FAIR Advisors Daryl Davis participated in a panel discussion: Black American Music: The Memphis Impact on American Music and also gave a spectacular musical performance later in the evening!
The Anthem Film Festival featured the documentary The UnRedacted (formerly “Jihad Rehab”), and filmmaker Meg Smaker was in attendance for the Q&A, hosted by the Chairman of FAIR’s Board of Directors, Faisal Al Mutar.
FAIR in the Arts Fellow Winston Marshall gave a talk titled “When Artists Censor Other Artists,” about cancel culture and freedom of expression in the arts.
FAIR Advisor Micheal Shermer gave a talk titled: “How Lives Turn Out: Genes, Environment, Luck, and Tools For What We Can & Cannot Control in Life.”
FAIR Advisor Michael Shellenberger gave a talk titled “Ecomodernism: A Human-Centric Approach to the Problem of Climate Change.”
Many other notable guests were in attendance, including FAIR Board Member Angel Eduardo, FAIR Advisor John Wood Jr., FAIR Perspectives podcast guest Salomé Sibonex, former Levi’s executive Jennifer Sey, host of the DarkHorse Podcast Dr. Bret Weinstein, former ACLU Director Nadine Strossen, journalist Matt Taibbi, evolutionary biologist Colin Wright, and many other friends of FAIR!
It’s always heartening when we get to gather with other thought leaders working to make America a more free and prosperous place, and we look forward to attending next year.
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Join FAIR in the Arts on Tuesday, July 25th at 6pm EST for a Community Meetup moderated by Arts Fellow Heather Blakeslee (Writer, Musician, Editor of RQ). We would like to hear from our community about pertinent challenges being faced in our respective arts industries, and talk about next steps we can take to move the cultural needle in a positive direction. We will start with a full group discussion and then split into smaller breakouts before coming back together. There will also be a special announcement about the FAIR Artists Grant. All are welcome!
Join FAIR in Medicine Thursday, July 27th from 8-9:30pm EST for a discussion of the movie NO WAY BACK: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care led by Lisa Selin Davis, author, independent journalist, and FAIR Advisor, plus film producer Stephanie Winn and detransitioner Laura Becker. What do these five patient stories tell us about gender health care and medical ethics? Why did AMC Theaters cancel a special viewing on June 21st? Get your free access to the movie after you register for the webinar! It will be in the confirmation email as well as on the order confirmation screen itself.
Join FAIR in Education Wednesday, August 16th from 8 - 9pm EST for a webinar that will explore the role that education played in the polarization of Rwandan society prior to 1994, and lessons that we can learn from this tragic part of history. In particular, we will present research and primary sources that reveal patterns that emerged in classrooms in Rwanda from 1961-1994, focusing on the role that teachers and curricula played in normalizing racial and ethnic stereotypes that fueled inter-group conflict, undermined students' sense of belonging, and gave rise to identity-based oppression in the classroom and beyond. Our goal is to answer the following question: What can we learn from history to help all students and children thrive as equally valued human beings?
Understanding Gender Modification Laws in Missouri
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DEI Trends in Education: What’s Happening & How To Respond
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