Welcome to the Jefferson Center

The Jefferson Center is a community of humanists, atheists, and freethinkers in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon

Members of the Jefferson Center share a thirst for knowledge and a secular world view. If you value fairness and clear thinking you are welcome to join us. We sponsor ongoing events, including public Lectures on history, philosophy, science and society, plus thought-provoking Salons, a book group, a science group, and social gatherings.

People who seek truth free of superstition will find good company here. Click for more

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Upcoming Events

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Ashland Green & Wild Festival Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:00pm The first annual Ashland Green & Wild Festival will be held August 8-10, 2014 and brings together 7 acclaimed author-activists who will share their visions for a greener and wilder world. Through storytelling, poetry, lecture, music, film, and moderated dialogues, the festival presenters will address a range of issues and lead a celebration of innovations and opportunities for making the planet greener, healthier, more sustainable, and more wild! Click the title for event details including how to purchase tickets.
New Scientist Discussion Group Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:00pm We will be taking our usual summer break in July and August, so no science meetings are planned until September. Have a wonderful summer, and we'll see you Sept 11!
Book Group CANCELLED for August 2014 Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:30pm switching to 1:30 start time beginning Sept. 2014
Brain Books group: "The Willpower Instinct" Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:30pm The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why it Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal (2013) combines the newest findings from neuroscience, psychology, and economics to both illuminate how the brain creates self-control (or doesn't), plus practical strategies for self-improvement. This group meets in the Ashland Public Library at 1:30, and is open to all.

Lecture

Information about the current lecture (if one is scheduled within the next six weeks) is summarized here. For lectures that may be scheduled farther in the future, click here.

Salon


Book Group


New Scientist

  • 08/14/2014 - 4:00pm

    We will be taking our usual summer break in July and August, so no science meetings are planned until September. Have a wonderful summer, and we'll see you Sept 11!

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