I received this email from Justin Trottier yesterday, July 16:
First a quick announcement. CFI members might be interested in my upcoming appearance on Blog Talk Radio.
Time to Strike: Canadian Freedom Hour, will be live tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00pm ET, on the topic of censorship, freedom of speech and the removal of Section 13 from the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Earlier in the day I’ll be on AM640 The John Oakley Show at 9:00am ET discussing Canada’s refugee program.
Now down to business. We’re looking for volunteers to assist in 3 key areas:
1. Social Media: We need volunteers with good working knowledge of social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, and ideally also YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, Digg and the rest of the social networking family. Our goals are to increase our reach on Facebook, our following on Twitter, our subscription numbers on YouTube, as well as to integrate these tools and better incorporate CFI’s Canadian branches into our national social networking strategy. The ideal candidates will have relevant experience and knowledge of best practices and posting etiquette, a multi-tasker and someone attentive to details.
2. Voice actors/actresses: We need new radio-ready voices for a variety of multimedia projects, most urgently a Public Service Announcement style series related to the public funding of Roman Catholic schools. These PSAs will appear on YouTube and possibly on mainstream radio. If you have any background with voice acting, or you simply have an awesome voice, we’re looking for your help.
3. CFI’s Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism is seeking help with our ongoing project on wireless radiation:
The same story is repeated in some school district or other across Canada practically every week. A concerned parent, armed with alarmist literature found on the internet demands that wi-fi transmitters be banned from schools/libraries and/or other public spaces. Meetings are held, to which anti-wi-fi activists turn out in force, and the clear scientific message that wi-fi is harmless is sometimes lost amongst the fear-mongering. While we’ve published editorials and have a number of Advisors who speak regularly on the issue, as part of a new campaign, we would like to ensure that whenever this issue is discussed, there is at least one person at the meeting armed with real scientific evidence and prepared to expose the misinformation and unscientific claims presented by the other side.
To do this we need YOUR help:
1. Please keep an eye out in your local community for news of wi-fi related events. Send information to email@example.com.
2. We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate this project, and to help further develop our informational materials. We also need volunteers willing to represent CFI at meetings in your area. Again, If you are interested in being a part of this project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Canadian science advocacy organization, Bad Science Watch, was recently launched with one of their projects also being to spread awareness of the dangers of pseudoscience on this and other topics. We welcome them to the Canadian freethought community!