March 2015

March 28, 2015 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner/Fundraiser

Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 6-10pm

Join us for a fundraiser hosted by Northern Ohio Freethought Society, with special guest Dan Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation! He will give a short presentation and has agreed to sing a couple of tunes for us!

Be prepared to devour awesome spaghetti (both vegan and meat sauce) salad, rolls and butter, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages! Families welcome! We'll have a 50/50 raffle, an autographed book raffle, and other great prizes!

The event will be held at Lions Park Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221.

Prepaid tickets: $15 for adults (12 and up) $10 (age 5-11) Children under 5 are free. Tickets at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for ages 5-11, and children under 5 are free.

Register here.

March 2015

March 2015

March 26 -- Tempe, Arizona

ASUMarchDebateFlyer2"Resolved: Religion is bad for America" is the topic of a debate between FFRF's Dan Barker and analytical philosopher Jay Richards to be held at Arizona State University (Tempe) on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm in the Education Lecture Hall (100 E. Gammage Pkwy). The event is sponsored by the ASU student chapter of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). For details, contact ISU regional director Rachel Georgeson at [email protected]

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March 2015

March 19 -- Madison, Wisconsin

lifedrivenpurposeBook signing for Dan Barker’s hot off the press book, “Life Driven Purpose.”

Its official release date is April 1, but you can get your advance copy and autograph on March 19, 2015. The book normally retails for $20 but we’re offering it at only $15 for this debut event. Dan is donating his royalties for purchase, so all proceeds will benefit FFRF.

When: Thursday March 19, 2015 (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Formal reading at 4:30 p.m. — Appetizers and Socializing
Where: Freethought Hall

March 2015

March 14 — Madison, Wisconsin

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FFRF Staff Attorneys Patrick Elliott and Andrew Seidel will be presenting at “Freethought Festival 4” on March 14 at 4:00 p.m. The 1 hour workshop is titled “Get Off Your Butt and Help Protect the Wall of Separation.”

The Freethought Festival is being held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and is sponsored by UW-Madison’s Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics. Click here for more information

March 2015

March 5, 2015 -- Chicago, Illinois

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FFRF co-president Dan Barker will debate Dr. Constantine Campbell (Assoc. Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the topic "Can We Be Good Without God?" at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 5 in 329 Cardinal Room at the Student Center East (750 South Halsted Street) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. (Doors open at 6:00) The event is co-sponsored by the Secular Student Society and CRU (a Christian campus group). Contact Sarah Wright at Sarah Wright [email protected]

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March 2015

March 3 — District of Columbia (Talk at Georgetown canceled due to snow)

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk on "Is Religion Hostile Towards Women?" Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM in the McNeir Auditorium in the New North building, Georgetown University. The event open to the public and is sponsored by Georgetown Secular Student Alliance. To get to McNeir, when coming through the university's front gates, take the path that runs between Healey and Copley Hall past the Davis Center for Performing Arts and under the tunnel. Immediately after exiting the tunnel, take a right. McNeir is the first door on the right. For more information click here

February 2015

February 27, 2015 - Austin, Texas

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Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.
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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the Texas Secular Convention, taking place on the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1 at the  Sheraton’s Hotel at the Capitol, down the street from the Texas Capitol in Austin. Her speech on the “Battle of Church and State” will be at 4:45 PM on Sat., Feb. 28.

Register here today!

For general information about the convention or rally, including registration, please contact us at: [email protected]

November 2014

November 20, 2014 -- Madison, Wisconsin

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Dan Barker will talk about "Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning" at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 20 at UW-Madison, Ingraham Hall, Room 19, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706. The event is organized by UW-Madison Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics (AHA!). Contact: Cole Dreier

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November 19, 2014 -- Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Occam's Razors, the secular student organization on campus, is hosting constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Seidel will talk about the principle of separation of church and state and whether our country was founded on judeo-christian values. The lecture will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main.

This event/program is free to current University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students as supported by the Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activities and funded by the Student Activities Fee. For questions, please contact Occam's Razors at [email protected]

November 2014

November 2014

November 13, 2014 -- Flint, Michigan

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Dan Barker will talk about "Good Without God" at Kettering University in the Academic Building 2-225 at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 13. The event is sponsored by the Kettering Secular Skeptics. Contact Jason Chapman [email protected], Lance Menard [email protected] or Austin Edwards [email protected]

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October 21, 2014 -- Irvine, California

Dan Barker will talk at the University of California--Irvine on Tuesday, October 21. Details to follow.

October 2014

October 22, 2014 -- Pomona, California

Dan Barker will talk at Cal Poly, Pomona, on Wednesday, October 22. Details to follow . . .

October 2014

October 27, 2014 -- Riverside, California

Dan Barker will talk at the University of California--Riverside on Monday, October 27. Details to follow . . .

October 2014

October 28, 2014 -- Los Angeles, California

Dan Barker will speak at the University of California--Los Angeles (UCLA) on Tuesday, October 28. Details to follow . . .

September 2014

October 4, 2014 -- Dubuque, Iowa

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Dan Barker will talk about "From Fundamentalist Preacher to Atheist — in Search of a Firmer Foundation" at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (1699 Iowa Street) on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Questions: 563 599-5084.

September 2014

September 2014

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October 19, 2014 - Free Congregation of Sauk County

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FFRF co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at 10 AM at Freethought Hall, 307 Polk Street, Sauk City, Wis., on “The Battle of Church and State” and FFRF. The event is free and open to the public. Annie Laurie and Dan Barker, who will be on hand to play a song at the piano, were actually married at the historic hall in 1987!

July 2014

July 11-12 -- Atheist Baseball and All-Star Freethought Conference

Join FFRF Co-President Dan Barker for Atheist Baseball and the All-Star Freethought Conference, July 11-12, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Atheists and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are partnering with the Saint Paul Saints minor league baseball team for a night of "unbelievable" fun on Friday, July 11 at 7:05pm at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. The game will be followed up with an All-Star Conference the next day at 9am at the RiverCentre in beautiful downtown St. Paul.

For more information on both events: http://mnatheists.org/news-and-media/news/8-local-news/980-atheist-baseball-and-all-star-conference-in-july

 

June 2014

June 2014

August 29-31 — Pittsburgh Pa.

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference on August 29-31. Learn more by clicking here.

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April 24 - Deland, Florida

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking on “How Religion Affects How Women are Treated in Society” on Thursday, April 24 at a free event at Hollis Center Lounge, Stetson University, DeLand, Fla., 6 PM, sponsored by the new Stetson Association of Secular Students. Includes buffet. See maps and parking info for the DeLand Campus (not Gulfport or Tampa Law School):

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April 8, Denver, Colorado

FFRF Metro Denver Chapter April Meeting
Tuesday April 8th at 6:30 PM
Secular Hub 3100 Downing #C, Denver, CO

"Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of Jefferson's wall, no matter how small"

Does it really matter if the President says "so help me god," in his oath of office? Is "in God we trust" worth fighting? Is challenging a nativity scene on public property important? Andrew Seidel argues, absolutely. The separation of state and church guaranteed by our First Amendment is one of the most important freedoms we have. We must defend the "wall of separation" against all incursions, even those that seem unimportant. Seidel will leave plenty of time for your most challenging questions.

ANDREW SEIDEL graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. in neuroscience and environmental science and magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where he was awarded the Haber J. McCarthy Award for excellence in environmental law. In May of 2011, Andrew completed his Master of Laws at Denver University Sturm College of Law with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Outstanding L.L.M. Award. He joined the FFRF staff as a constitutional consultant in November 2011.

For more information on this and other events email us at [email protected] or visit our Meet up site at www.meetup.com/FFRF-Denver

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April 20 -- Folsom, California (EASTER)

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Rise and Shine Extravaganza! with Dan Barker, Easter Sunday, 10:00 am, at the 3 Stages Theater, Harris Center, Folsom, California. (10 College Parkway) Please RSVP here (opotional). Contact Judy Saint, president of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Rise and Shine Extravaganza! 10:00 AM on this Special Family Day! Featuring Dan Barker, Keith Lowell Jensen, the Mockingbirds, with Special Guest Appearance by the goddess of the spring equinox! Plus more family-friendly surprises on this special morning extravaganza!

Spend this family morning enjoying the clever songs and inspirational messages of well-known author, song writer and speaker Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, with opening stand up comedy act by our side-splitting local atheist comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. Also appearing are the Mockingbirds with their special songs just for today, plus many more surprises appropriate for everyone on this festive spring morning of celebration! We're glad the sun is out, the birds are singing, and life feels renewed everywhere! Ring in the equinox with friends new and old!

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February 2014

March 31, Portland, Oregon

An Evening with Andrew Seidel, JD, Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation

Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of Jefferson's wall, no matter how small

March 31, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Law School
Legal Research Center, Building L1

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Free and opten to all; free parking. Sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Law School Secular Legal Society and the FFRF Portland Chapter. Join us for conversation and refreshments following the talk.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

February 2014

February 19 — Drake University

"Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of Jefferson's wall, no matter how small"

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 PM on Cartwright Room 201 in the Drake Law School building

AndrewheadshotDoes it really matter if the President says "so help me god," in his oath of office? Is "in God we trust" worth fighting? Is challenging a nativity scene on public property important. Andrew Seidel argues, absolutely. The separation of state and church guaranteed by our First Amendment is one of the most important freedoms we have. We must defend the "wall of separation" against all incursions, even those that seem unimportant. Seidel will leave plenty of time for your most challenging questions.

The talk is free.

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February 19 - Drake Law Freethought Cooperative

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FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will speak about “Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of the wall between Church and State”

February 19 at 7:30 PM, Cartwight 201

Does it really matter if the President says "so help me god," in his oath of office? Is "in God we trust" worth fighting? Is challenging a nativity scene on public property important. Andrew Seidel argues, absolutely. The separation of state and church guaranteed by our First Amendment is one of the most important freedoms we have. We must defend the "wall of separation" against all incursions, even those that seem unimportant. Seidel will leave plenty of time for your most challenging questions.

The talk is free.

For more information contact: Josh Glasgow - [email protected]

February 2014

April 9, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Christian Nation Myth

FFRF Colorado Springs Chapter
Wednesday April 9th at 7:00pm
Location to be announced

Free and open to all in the community

Andrew Seidel , FFRF staff Attorney
ANDREW SEIDEL graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. in neuroscience and environmental science and magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where he was awarded the Haber J. McCarthy Award for excellence in environmental law. In May of 2011, Andrew completed his Master of Laws at Denver University Sturm College of Law with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Outstanding L.L.M. Award. He joined the FFRF staff in November 2011.

 

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February 10 - UW-Parkside

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FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott will be speaking at noon on Monday, February 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as part of a forum series called, "Perspectives on Religious Issues.” My talk will be called: "Drop and give me 20 prayers. The problem of military religious endorsements and ’spiritual fitness’ programming.”

The presentation will be in CART 131 on the UW Parkside campus.

Directions from Madison: take i-94 south out of the Milwaukee area. Turn east on Highway E, follow E about 5 miles (past HWY 31) to Wood Road. Left (north) on Wood Road to a roundabout which leads (west) into the main entrance to the campus on Parkside Boulevard. Take your first left onto University Drive and follow this around to Avenue of the Arts. This avenue takes you into a major parking lot, which you may use in any open space. (No citations are given on Forum dates.) Enter the Rita Tallent Pickens Regional Center for Arts and Humanities building (CART).

February 2014

February 9 — Spokane, Washington

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Dan Barker will participate in an informal debate with Eric Cunningham, associate professor of History and Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 pm. The event will take place at Shari's of Spokane Valley Restaurant (320 N. Sullivan, Veradale, see map). If you wish to order a meal, arrive at 2:00 or earlier. Space is limited. The event is sponsored by the Inland Northwest Freethought Society. Contact chapter director Frank Bender for more details.

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February 8 – Moscow, Idaho

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February 6 – Boise, Idaho

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May 2 - Raleigh, North Carolina

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Weekend of May 2-3, 2014 (after National Day of Reason, er, Prayer)

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

In conjunction with FFRF’s chapter, Triangle Freethought Society

Officially opens 7 PM Friday, May 2 through Saturday night
Details, registration form will be posted soon

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