Join EBA at the March for Science
On Saturday, April 22, Earth Day, EBA will join other secular groups at the March for Science in San Francisco. The event is expected to draw thousands of participants. Last month we talked about how to counter the current attack on secular values, and this event is a superb example of what can be done.
American Atheists joins other secular groups in sponsoring this event around the country, with the primary site in Washington, DC. Here is the official description for the event: "The March for Science - San Francisco celebrates public discovery, understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching in support of the following goals: Communication, Funding, Policy, Literacy, and Diversity." https://marchforsciencesf.com/
We will meet at Vaillancourt Fountain. From Market walk to Embarcadero and turn left. The fountain will be on your left. Look for the EBA banner.
We will provide some signs. Feel free to bring your own, but please make them on topic.
Schedule: Start: Justin Herman Plaza, 11:00AM End: Civic Center Plaza A rally with invited speakers will start the event at 11:00AM in Justin Herman Plaza. After the rally at approximately 12:30PM, we will march down Market street to Civic Center Plaza, ending with a Fair to celebrate science.
BART Access: Embarcadero Station. Justin Herman Plaza is at the end of Market Street on the Embarcadero.
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Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580
Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350
Albany Hill Cross On the Way Out
As a result of pressure applied by the City of Albany, PG&E has replaced the electrical service for the Albany Hill Cross, located in the city park in Albany. The replacement makes the cross many times safer than before, when it used a small euclayptus tree as a utility pole. This was particularly egregious because it was in a critical fire area. The history of the cross is a case study of the special privileges given to religion, and the current city administration wants this to end. Below is a postcard sent to every Albany household in December, when the council doubted PG&E would properly repair the service. Ultimately we are confident that the cross will soon be gone from the park.