Monthly LecturesMonthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM.
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PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.
The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Cults: 30 Years Ago & Today
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Joe Szimhart
Joseph Szimhart attended the first meeting of New Mexicans for Science and Reason in 1986. At the time, he began a long career as a cult interventionist or “deprogrammer” on an international scale making most of his living in that contentious field through 1998. He has published book reviews and an article in the Skeptical Inquirer and has been a regular contributor to the Cultic Studies Journal and ICSA Today, the magazine published by the International Cultic Studies Association. At an annual conference in Dallas Texas in 2016, ICSA presented Szimhart with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Joe works full time at a psychiatric emergency hospital in Norristown as a crisis caseworker. He maintains an art studio at his home in Stowe, PA and continues to exhibit paintings in the region. He has a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences from the University of Dayton and completed a certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His novel, Mushroom Satori: The cult diary, was released through Aperture Press in 2013. Website: jszimhart.com