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Hello fans of the About Time Project

2023 is quickly approaching, and as we are a 501(c)3 organization we would benefit from your help replenishing our costs from 2022 as well as supplying the funds we will need for 2023 since we anticipate a creep back to normalcy bit by bit.

Our Activities

Monterey County SkeptiCamp

We held a very successful SkeptiCamp over Zoom in January 2022. We were joined by skeptics from all over the round earth. It was a full day and extremely fun. Videos are all here on our channel. We are skipping SkeptiCamp in 2023 but we have a few other activities in store. Check out the 2023 workshops here.

Wikipedia

Misinformation and disinformation have always been issues we feel passionate about. Our team of editors have been busy. We are responsible for many edits on Wikipedia, too many to count. But we do track the Wikipedia pages we have completely written - 2,119 at the moment, which is 207 more than last year. This is in addition to many smaller edits to keep pages up to date.

Those 2,119 pages have been accessed 127,989,167 times. Twenty-five million more than last year – just an unreal number.

Scholarship 

We gave $500 to one of our Czech editors to help out with his costs to attend the European Skeptic Conference that was held in June in Vienna. We expect that we will be awarding multiple scholarships during 2023 as more people will feel comfortable to attend large gatherings.

Visiting the troops

I was able to sneak away from my home to visit and give talks to many groups. Getting the gang back together was a focus in 2022 and will continue to be so during 2023. I visited with the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS) who presented me with the Phillip J. Klass award. Then to North Carolina to give a talk with the Triangle Skeptics, followed by a few days at the Center for Inquiry (CFI) headquarters and a presentation for the Western New York Skeptics. Next, a flight to St. Louis, Missouri to give a talk to the skeptics there, and finally speaking at the Secular Hub in Denver. Link here.

August found me in Eugene Oregon for a one-day SkeptiCamp and Ray Hyman appreciation day, then on to present to the Seattle Skeptics. Link here.

In September I attended Freethought Day where I received an award from them for the work we have done on Wikipedia and for exposing “charlatan mediums”. Then over to visit with the Sacramento Skeptics and give them a talk. Link

As I write this, I will be traveling to CFI West to meet with the Los Angeles skeptic groups.

We are learning that many skeptic groups that were failing at the beginning of the pandemic, didn’t make it through. Some are still struggling. Okay, most are. CFI and I feel that in-person social events and talks are the best way to get people back together. Time consuming but badly needed.

Speaking of social events, if you are looking for a fun way to meet new skeptics, join us every Thursday night for Social Trivia – Article here!

Day of giving

Check out AboutTimeProject.org if you would like more information.

I hope that I’ve given you enough reasons to help us financially with our mission if you can. I leave you with my thanks even if you can’t. We are doing what we can to grow our community and fight back against the magical thinking that permeates our world. Thank you for any support you can give. Paypal Link

Thank you for your consideration,

 

Susan Gerbic

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