13 March: SkepTalk: Lull the Ladies with Lies, Berkeley
26 March: Skeptics in the Pub, Millbrae
31 May: SkeptiCaL, Oakland
Stacey Anderson, Ph.D.
WHAT: Lull the Ladies with Lies: How the Tobacco Industry Gets and Keeps Women as Smokers
All of us know that tobacco advertisers prey on people. We even know that "light" cigarettes are a total joke. Tonight we'll hear the history of cigarette advertising targeting women and see how women are still so important to the tobacco industry. Bogus health claims abound even now in advertising, and some evidence-based policy options for public health will be considered. Your input is very welcome.
WHO: Dr. Stacey Anderson graduated summa cum laude from UC Santa Cruz and went on to UC Davis to study gender stereotyping. Her research at UCD brought her to UC San Francisco where she has been studying the tobacco industry's interest in various female populations both here and world-wide for the last decade plus. And yes, she is perturbed.
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday 13 March (2nd Thursday)
WHERE: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, a 6-minute walk from the Ashby BART station. [Click for Map]
WHY: Because we are curious creatures
HOW: FREE !
Skeptics in the Pub: Millbrae
If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. Skeptics in the Pub is a group of like-minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience over fish & chips and ale.
WHEN: 7PM, Wednesday 26 March (4th Wednesday)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Click for Map]