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FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Annual Fundraising Dinner

Please join us on Saturday, November 7th for a FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Fundraising Dinner:

  • What: FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Annual Fundraising Dinner with short talks by our nationally-known local Objectivists intellectuals, Dr. Diana Hsieh and Dr. Benjamin Bayer, followed by a joint question and answer session, then a fundraising auction

  • When: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 5:30 pm social hour (cash bar); 6:30 pm dinner; 7:30 pm talks and Q&A; 9:00 pm auction

  • Where: West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker Street in Arvada, Colorado

  • Cost: $40 per individual, plus $25 suggested donation to the FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Campaign. $25 for students. You can reserve a place at the head table with the speakers for an extra $40 per individual, plus $100 suggested donation to the FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Campaign.

  • RSVP by November 1 to Anders Ingemarson via e-mail to anders@frontrangeobjectivism.com or by phone at 303-751-3111. Space is limited! (Payment and donation information is below.)

About Dr. Diana Hsieh's talk, "Luck and Liberty":

Today, we often hear calls for more government regulations and welfare programs to correct the supposed unfairness of people's unequal luck in life. Yet in fact, such statist interventions expose people to the worst forms of luck, not just to the whims of indifferent bureaucrats but also to the brutal severity of nature. Freedom, not statism, is the cure for luck. This talk -- a preview of Dr. Hsieh's upcoming 2010 OCON course, "Luck in the Pursuit of Life" -- offers fresh insight into the crucial importance of freedom to our lives.

Diana Hsieh recently completed her Ph.D in philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her dissertation showed that a proper account of moral judgment and moral responsibility solves the egalitarian "problem of moral luck."

About Dr. Benjamin Bayer's talk, "The Transformative Power of The Fountainhead":

Dr. Bayer will tell the story of his first encounter with The Fountainhead, how as a high school student, he was won over by the power of Rand's novel in spite of himself, and how this experience contributed to his complete philosophical about-face. Dr. Bayer will then reflect on this autobiographical material in light of some of the principles discussed in his essay, "The Fountainhead and the Spirit of Youth" (which appeared in Robert Mayhew's 2007 anthology Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead).

Benjamin Bayer is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois in 2007.

Please join us for an exciting evening of food for both body and mind in support of the FRO Free Books To Colorado Teachers Campaign!

Payment and Donation Information

RSVP by November 1 to Anders Ingemarson via e-mail to anders@frontrangeobjectivism.com or by phone at 303-751-3111. Space is limited!

Pay for the cost of the event ($40 per individual or $25 per student):

  • By check mailed to FROGS, c/o Betty Evans, 1140 US Hwy 287 STE 400-283, Broomfield, CO 80020
  • By Paypal sending your payment to anders@frontrangeobjectivism.com
  • At the door with cash or check (no credit cards)

Suggested donations payable directly to The Ayn Rand Institute:

  • By check mailed to The Ayn Rand Institute, 2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, California, 92606-4926. Mark your contribution "FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Campaign."
  • Online via this form.
    1. Check the box "I would like to make this donation in honor or memory of someone else" and fill out the amount, etc.
    2. Click "Next step" which takes you to a new page.
    3. On the next page, select the "Gift Type" option of "Tribute" and enter "FRO Free Books to Colorado Teachers Campaign" in the "Message" field. No need to fill out the Recipient information.
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About FROST

FROST (Front Range Objectivist Supper Talks) brings nationally known and respected Objectivist speakers to Denver several times per year for delicious dinners and stimulating lectures on a variety of topics. Anyone is welcome to attend these special events, including people unfamiliar with Objectivism.

FROST is managed by Kelly Valenzuela. Please contact her at kelly@frontrangeobjectivism.com with any questions or comments about FROST.

 


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