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Date(s) - 05/19/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

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Please join us in welcoming Chris Johnson.

Monthly Forum: Guest Speaker Chris Johnson

Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 PM

14 Atheists Attending

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Friday, May 19th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOSTS: Phil Pollack, Thomas Sheedy, & Joe Natter

LOCATION: Plainview-Old Bethpage Library
999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY

Either in the auditorium or a downstairs meeting room. Check when you arrive at the library. If it’s in a Downstairs Meeting Room, look for the sign titled ‘Center for Inquiry.’

Chris Johnson is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. He is the author of the coffee table photography book, A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God as well as the documentary film version, A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. He has travelled the world on a screening/lecture tour about A Better Life, speaking and screening the film in over 60 cities on four continents — from Reykjavik to Shanghai.

For the book and film of A Better Life, he interviewed many prominent atheist figures such as Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Dan Dennett, Derren Brown, Pat Churchland, Julia Sweeney, Penn & Teller, and many more. He has given talks on atheism and his work at conferences, universities, non-profit organizations, and community groups. In addition, he has also been a guest on numerous podcasts and TV shows around the globe.

Apart from his own film and photographic work, he has also collaborated with artists and directors in various roles and capacities for theatre, film, and print. Chris is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking.


This event is co lead with CFI Long Island.

Tags: CFI Long Island, Center for Inquiry, Long Island Secular Humanists