A couple of months ago the idea was raised to rebrand September as Skeptember, in much the same vain as this month is Movember, and organise a series of events of a skepical nature.
I am happy to spearhead the effort and am looking for volunteers to form some sort of 'committee' of organisers.
My initial thoughts are to have a series of [insert topic!]awareness weeks with people organising local activities around the country. Topics could include:
1. (S)CAM awareness week with another mass homeopathic overdose amongst other things....
2. Vaccine awareness week perhaps targeting midwives/Plunket
3. Atheism/pastafarianism awareness week
4. Science awareness week
Or perhaps a mini film festival?
Ideally I'd like to approach people in the media to see if we can get some coverage.
So, any thoughts most welcome and volunteers even more so! I've created a google group so please let me know if you would like to join and I'll send an invitation.