Dallas Brights changes
- To Dallas area residents with a naturalistic worldview:
Please see our new webpage:
We initially launched the Dallas Brights back in 2004 as a new student
organization at U.T. Dallas. We then expanded it into a Meetup.com
group open to all in the Dallas area. When Meetup.com changed their
system in 2005, we stopped using their service and eventually our
monthly meetings stopped as well.
For 2006, I am reviving and refocusing the Dallas Brights to serve as
an area wide announcements list. We presently have more than ten
related organizations in the Dallas area with a significant overlap in
membership. The Dallas Brights announcements list can serve as a
mechanism for reaching this community by posting to a single e-mail
As examples from within the last couple of years, our local community
has hosted speakers from the American Atheists and the Ayn Rand
Institute. Likewise, we recently announced a Moment of Silence case
regarding church-state separation in a Dallas area public school. We
also gathered together to celebrate Darwin Day. These are examples of
local activism opportunities and special events of interest to our
community which we can announce via the list.
The Dallas Brights might not need to meet as a separate group distinct
from the many local organizations listed on our webpage anytime soon.
We do, however, provide a general discussion list for socialization,
sharing news, and seeking advice. Unlike the announcements lists which
is moderated for content, the discussion list is a free speech zone
with only limited moderation to prevent spam.
While the volume on the discussion list might become excessive for
some, the traffic on the announcements list should remain light with
just a few notices each month. If you join just one of the lists, it
should be the announcements list as notices will normally not be
duplicated on the discussion list. If you have not done so already, I
invite you to subscribe now.
David Wallace Croft / (214) 636-3790 m