October 2013

October 19 - Cleveland, Ohio

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Come and support FFRF's new local chapter! FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak informally at a fundraising even for the Cleveland area chatper, Northern Ohio Freethougth Society on Sunday October 20, at Kumo Japanese Seafood and Buffet (Vegan & Vegetarian friendly), 1-4PM, 1975 Snow Rd., Parma, Ohio. $26 per person. Please reserve and pay no later than October 17, 2013, Forthern Ohio Freethought Society, PO BOX 16671, Rocky River, OH, 44116. There will be several raffles. For more information: http://www.meetup.com/NOhioFreethought/

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September 8 -- Tallahassee, Florida

 

On Sunday, September 8, at 7:00 pm, Dan Barker will be honored at a nice dinner with the freethought leaders of Tallahassee and other guests at Georgio’s Restaurant (2971 Apalachee Parkway).  Tickets are $25. Options: fish, chicken, beef, and vegetarian (see “Menu Choices for Dinner” below).  A cash bar will be available to diners. Contact Gary Whittenberger at [email protected]

Meal Choices: Fish: Grilled crab stuffed Tilapia with lemon dill sauce. Chicken: Pan fried chicken breast scaloppini topped with fire roasted tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. Beef: Hand cut New York strip steak lightly seasoned and grilled to taste, topped with au jus. Vegetarian: Linguini with sauteed mushrooms, artichoke hearts, garlic, tomato, feta cheese, fresh herbs and scallion.

August 2013

September 8 -- Tallahassee, Florida

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Dan Barker will talk and perform freethought music for both morning services at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahasee (2810 N Meridian Road) on Sunday, September 8. For the 9:00 am service, he will talk about "The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Separation of Church and State." For the 11:15 am service he will talk about "My Transformation from Christian Evangelist to Atheist, and the Clergy Project." Contact Gary Whittenberger at [email protected]

August 2013

July 2013

The Blackout: Secular Rally NYC

 It's the first outdoor Rally/Celebration that will predominantly feature nontheists of color!  Join us to hear some great speakers and performances! 
Scheduled appearances include:
*Alix Jules
*AJ Johnson
*Ayanna Watson
*Darrell Smith
*Khafre Zimmerman
*MC Brooks
*Gifted Anomaly
*Mandisa Thomas
*Victor Harris Jr.
and more!!!

Keynote Speaker: Jeremiah Camara!!!
Hosted by L.A. based comedian Steve Hill!!!
Admission is free and open to ALL!!!
VIP seating and food will be available.
Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Flushing Meadows Park

July 2013

August 10 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk about "The Religious War Against Women" at the Minnesota/American Atheists regional conference on Saturday, August 10, at the Ramada Plaza. Registration required. See Minnesota Atheists Conference for details.

July 2013

September 7-10, North Florida

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Dan Barker will speak (and possibly debate) at a number of events in Tallahassee and north Florida between Saturday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 10.

Sunday morning, September 8, Tallahassee: Freethinker's Forum of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee

(For Tallahassee events, Contact Gary Whittenberger at [email protected])

Monday, September 9, Jacksonville: Jacksonville First Coast Freethought Society (Contact Earl Coggins at [email protected])

Tuesday, September 10, Tallahassee: DEBATE! Sponsored by Tallahassee Center for Inquiry

More details to follow.

May 2013

June 21-23 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dan Barker will perform a concert On Friday, June 21, and give a talk on Sunday, June 23, at the Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference (West). For details and registration, see https://www.secularstudents.org/2013con/vegas

 

May 2013

May 2013

June 29-30 -- Dublin, Ireland

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Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker will participate in the "Empowering Women Through Secularism" conference in Dublin, Ireland, June 29 - 30.

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May 2013

September 20-22 -- Omaha, Nebraska

Apostacon

Dan Barker will participate in Apostacon. Details to follow . . .

May 2013

September 27-28 -- Madison, Wisconsin

April 2013

May 4 -- Orlando, Florida

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“Is there a God?" A discussion with Dan Barker and Imam Muhammad Musri. On Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 am, Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation will have a public discussion with Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida at the University of Central Florida. The event, organized by the Central Florida Freethought Community (a chapter of FFRF) and the Secular Student Alliance at UCF (see their Facebook page), will take place in Room 221 CD in the Key West Ballroom in the Student Union (4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Building number 52). Free parking is available in Garage A, Garage I, and Lot H4 (map at http://ssaucf.com/events/ParkingFootpath.jpg). For more details see Facebook page or contact David Williamson at [email protected]

April 2013

May 2 -- Orlando, Florida

Day of Reason

The Central Florida Freethought Community (a chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) will host a pizza party, not to celebrate the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, but a National Day of Reason, on which day the chapter will have distributed freethought literature in 11 Orange County high schools. This distribution is a response to the fact that bibles were distributed in those same schools. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando (1901 East Robinson Street). FFRF's Dan Barker will be present at the event, as well as students representing a number of campus freethought clubs in the area. Contact CFFC president David Williamson at [email protected]

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April 2013

April 21 -- Sacramento, California

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FOR FFRF MEMBERS ONLY. There will be a private brunch on Sunday, April 21, at 10:00 am in Old Sacramento for members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation interested in the newly formed Sacramento FFRF Chapter. See details here.

March 2013

April 20 -- Sacramento, California

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, Allendale Campus, Michigan

"The Harm of Religion to Women"

Thursday, March 14, 2013
7 p.m.
Kirkhoff Center, Room 2263
Allendale Campus

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/141280662705752/

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March 7 -- Urbana, Illinois

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65 Years After McCollum

Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 pm in the NCSA Auditorium (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois) following a screening of a movie about the historic 1948 McCollum decision. Free and open to the public

"The (First Amendment) clause against establishment of religion ... was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and State." -- from the Supreme Court decision in McCollum vs Board of Education

Sixty-five years after McCollum: What is the status of separation of church and state? To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case McCollum vs. Board of Education A free screening of Jay Rosenstein’s Peabody Award-winning documentary, The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today, the definitive account of McCollum vs. Board of Education

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Ken Paulson - President and CEO, The First Amendment Center; Adam Schwartz - Senior Staff Counsel, ACLU Illinois; Annie Laurie Gaylor - Co-President, Freedom From Religion Foundation; Moderator: Jay Rosenstein - Professor, Univ. of Illinois Dept. of Journalism. See Flyer for more information.

February 2013

February 2013

February 19 -- South Royalton, Vermont

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FFRF co-founder and co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk about the history of FFRF and its state-church legal work at Vermont Law School (164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton VT) on Tuesday, February 19, at 5:30 pm in Oakes 007. (Guests may park anywhere. The parking lot is the first right-hand turn once you drive over the bridge.) The event is sponsored by the Secular Law Students Association at Vermont Law School. Contact Brittney Walsh at [email protected]

February 2013

February 2013

February 23 -- Hattiesburg, Mississippi

FFRF Co-President Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his personal story of moving from preacher to atheist) on Saturday, February 23, at 3:00 pm in the Gonzales Auditorium at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Liberal Arts Building 108. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Allliance at USM (Facebook page). Contact: Melanie Green ([email protected]) or Emma Strong ([email protected]).

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February 12 -- St. Paul, Minnesota

EVENT CANCELLED!

FFRF Co-President Dan Barker will debate Catholic theologian Leroy Huizenga on the topic "Do The Gospels Give Us The Real Jesus?" on Tuesday, February 12 (Darwin Day!) for the Argument Of The Month (The Men's Forum For Catholic Apologetics) at St. Augustine's Catholic Church (basement), 408 3rd St N., South St Paul, MN 55075. There is a $12.00 charge for the event.

6:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation
8:30pm Dessert
8:45pm Q&A

 NOTE: This event was cancelled by Dan when he learned that women are excluded from attendance. See Dan's blog about the issue: http://ffrf.org/news/blog/item/16576-should-i-participate-in-a-male-only-debate?

December 2012

December 21 — Madison, Wisconsin

FFRF is hosting a noon solstice celebration on Friday, Dec. 21 from 12-1 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Capitol (GAR Memorial Hearing Room - use door 413 North or 417 North, click here for a map).

The festivities will include solstice carols with Ken Lonnquist and Dan Barker and sweet treats. Donations of non-perishable food items and money will be collected for Second Harvest. (Click here to find out what Second Harvest needs most.) Stop by to see FFRF's two Capitol displays, our Winter Solstice sign and our do-it-yourself natural Winter Solstice 'Nativity' display (countering a creche). 

More details to come. 

November 2012

December 9 — Skokie, Illinois

FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will “Debunk the Christian Nation Myth” at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. He will talk about two popular American creation myths: 1. That our country was founded as a Christian nation 2. The more refined claim that we were founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Andrew will argue that both claims are false.

For more information and directions, click here.

November 2012

December 16 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dan Barker will speak and perform for the Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration of Minnesota Atheists on Sunday, December 16. He will be joined by the Freethought Band. (5:00 Social hour; 6:00 dinner; 7:00 entertainment) The event will take place at Jimmy’s Event Center - 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 (two blocks east of I-35 & Cty Rd E). Register here. Contact Steve Peterson (651-484-9277).

 

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November 8—Oxford, England

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Dan Barker will participate in "The God Debate" at Oxford University on Thursday, November 8. The event is put on by The Oxford Union.

Speakers in Proposition:

Peter Hitchens - Author and former atheist now a member of Church of England 

John Lennox - Professor of Mathematics & Philosophy at Oxford

Joana McGrath - Deacon at Oxford and co-author of 'The Dawkins Delusion'

 

Speakers in Opposition:

Dan Barker - Co-President of Freedom From Religion Foundation, and co-host of Freethought Radio

Peter Millican - Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at Hertford College

Michael Shermer - Author and Founder of the Skeptics Society

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November 2-3 — Mexico City, Mexico

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will take part in the II Coloquio Mexicano de Ateismo in Mexico City. It's a celebration of freethought and skepticism. Annie Laurie will discuss "God Fixation Won't Fix Any Nation" on Saturday, November 3. For more information visit: http://www.ateosmexicanos.org/coloquio2012/.

September 2012

October 2 -- Grantham, Pennsylvania

Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on the topic "Does God Exist?" on Tuesday, October 2, at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Details to follow . . .

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