SkeptiCamp NYC 2016: Share the apple of knowledge

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Kevin Davis

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Location: Churchville, NY
 
Biography: Kevin Davis is a secular activist focused mainly on fighting back against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause, especially in public school settings. He's the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, a Patheos blog, and is the co-founder and Executive Director of Young Skeptics, an elementary-level after school program for kids, focused on critical thinking and evidence-based reasoning. Young Skeptics was launched in January 2015 as a secular alternative to the controversial Good News Club, an organization operating in public schools that evangelizes children and spreads fundamentalist Christian doctrine focused on shaming children for their sins. Young Skeptics is currently undergoing national expansion, with plans to open clubs across the US in January 2017. His first book, Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers is aimed at improving relationships between the religious and their atheist loved ones. Kevin has delivered presentations to local secular groups and at conferences, as well as at larger events such as the Reason Rally and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally in 2016. Please direct inquiries to kevin@secularvoices.org.
 
Proposed
Session Title:
Arming Kids with Critical Thinking in the (mis)Information Age
 
Session Description: Kevin Davis, the Executive Director of Young Skeptics, will discuss the importance of instilling critical thinking skills at an early age. Young Skeptics is the first of its kind after-school club for elementary school kids, focused on developing the skills necessary to navigate through the (mis)-Information Age we find ourselves in today.

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