Learn about Matthew LaClair, a New Jersey public high school student who did not want to be proselytized at school
On Sunday, February 19, at 3 pm, at the Augusta-Richmond County Headquarters Library, Meeting Room A, we are screening the hour-long documentary "In God We Teach."
Neil deGrasse Tyson: "A clean and honest bit of documentary work. Rare in these times. Congratulations."
"In God We Teach" tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of the controversy lead directly to the church & state arguments that are in the news. With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others.
General body meeting of CSRA Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State follows.
The film and meeting are free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State asks its members nationwide on January 21, 2017 to support the Women's March on Washington and the various local solidarity events.
The local solidarity event in Augusta begins on January 21, 1 pm, at Springfield Village Park, at the corner of Reynolds and 12th St.
If you attend either event, take photos and post them on social media mentioning @AmericansUnited & using the hashtag #AUinAction.
On Sunday, July 17, at 3 pm, at the Headquarters Library on Telfair St, we are screening the documentary The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today. The event is free and open to the public. This documentary tells the compelling personal story of the late Vashti McCollum, and how her efforts to protect her ten year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history - the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools.
If you in the entrance lobby of the building, facing the glass doors leading to the circulation desk, the meeting room is down a corridor on your right hand side. The room is wheelchair-accessible.