September 2011

September 14 -- Zionsville, Indiana

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Dan Barker will participate in a panel debate on "Morality: Atheist, Agnostic, and Religious Perspectives," at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, Zionsville IN. (317) 873-2623. Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel and Rev. Art Collins of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the other participants. Contact Scott Tyring at STyring(AT)zumc(DOT)org.

August 2011

August 20 -- New Orleans

Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association Silk Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, August 20 at 6:30pm. The event will take place at Smilies Restaurant, 5725 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. ($40.00 per person for paid NOSHA members; $45.00 per person for non-members) If you would like to pay online go to: nosha.info/calendar.html and scroll down to the PayPal link and select your number of tickets. If you'd like to pay by check, or for more information, contact Harry Greenberger (504) 282-5459.

July 2011

July 29-31 -- Columbus, Ohio


Dan Barker will talk at the annual conference of the Secular Student Alliance the weekend of July 29 - 31, 2011.

June 2011

July 1 - 3 -- Lake Hypatia, Alabama

FFRF's annual Fourth of July Weekend Advance, July 1-3, 2011. Sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Alabama Freethought Association.

June 2011

June 3-5 -- Dublin, Ireland


Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the World Atheist Convention 2011 in Dublin Ireland, the weekend of June 3 - 5, 2011.

May 2011

May 22 -- Los Angeles, California


Dan Barker will perform a concert of freethought music for Atheists United on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am at Center For Inquiry West (4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA, 90027) . Contact Bobbie Kirkhart. Details to follow . . .

May 2011

May 15 -- St. Peter, Minnesota

Dan Barker will debate Jon Kaus on the topic "Can we be good without God?" at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 pm in Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Details to follow . . .

May 2011

May 6-7 -- Lawrence, Kansas


Dan Barker and Annie Laurie will participate in Reason Fest at the University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas, the weekend of May 6 & 7. Dan will debate the existence of God on Friday, March 6, with theologian John-Mark Miravalle. Annie Laurie will talk about "America Doesn't Have a Prayer" on Saturday. The event is sponsored by SOMA (Society of Open Minded Atheists), a student group on campus, and by the Secular Student Alliance. Email reasonfest[AT]gmail.com. Phone 785-256-0772.


April 2011

April 23, 24 -- Tucson, Arizona

Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist" (the title of his new book) to the Center for Inquiry in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 am. The event will take place at 1501 N Campbell Ave, at DuVal Auditorium near the University of Arizona campus. There will be a Café Inquiry at 8-9:15 and the program starts at 10 am and ends at noon. The event is free but donations are accepted to defray expenses. Contact Jerry Karches at jkarches[AT]swhaz[DOT]com. (If interested in attending a dinner the night before, April 23, contact Pat Cowan at  kitkatjam[AT]comcast.net.)
 

April 2011

April 14 -- Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will debate Wade Duroe of Chippewa Falls' Crossroads Church on the separation of church and state on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 pm in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The event is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley ACLU and the College Freethought Society. Contact Tyler Schimmel.

April 2011

April 13 -- Ripon, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will talk at Ripon College on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the East Hall Little Theater (see campus map). His talk, "Losing Faith in Faith: How an Evangelical Preacher became a Prominent Atheist," is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at Ripon College (Facebook page). See the school's press release about the event.

April 2011

April 10 -- Teaneck New Jersey

Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his story of deconversion from preacher to atheist) and about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County on Sunday, April 10, at 11:00 am. The Ethical Culture Society is located at 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ  07666. Phone: 201-836-5187. For more details, email ken(AT)ethicalfocus(DOT)org

March 2011

March 7 - DEBATE! San Diego, California


Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on the topic "Is religion the problem?" on Monday,  March 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at UC San Diego, Price Center West Ballroom. (Directions to Price Center (pdf)) Sponsored by The California Review, College Republicans, Christians United for Israel, and The Intercollegiate Studies Institute. More details to follow. See debate flyer.

March 2011

March 4 - Palm Desert, California

Dan Barker will talk to the Secular Student Alliance at the College of the Desert (43-500 Monterey Ave) in Palm Desert, Calif., on Friday, March 4 at 3:00 pm. The event will take place in the Multipurpose Room of Craven Student Center. For more information, contact secularstudentscod(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

March 2011

February 28 -- Indiana, Pennsylvania


Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at Indiana University at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 28, in Pratt Hall, Room 303, in the Center for Student Life (201 Pratt Drive) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (See "Six O'Clock Series" announcement of the event.) The event is cosponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at IUP. (For more information, see the contact info at that link. Or call professor John Mueller at 724.357.4541)

February 2011

February 27 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dan Barker will talk and perform freethought music at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at 11:00 am, Sunday, February 27. Contact Vanessa Manz at manz(DOT)vm(AT)gmail(DOT)com or FFRF member Craig Thomson at actuno(AT)comcast(DOT)net.

February 2011

February 18 - 20, Thousand Oaks, California

Dan Barker will participate in the Southern California Leadership Conference of the Secular Student Alliance at California Lutheran University the weekend of February 18 - 20, 2011. The event, hosted by the freethought club Secular Student Alliance at California Lutheran University, is open to the public.

February 2011

February 10 - Cedar Falls, Iowa

Dan Barker will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:00 pm in Maucker Union on Thursday, February 10. The event is part of the week-long Darwin Week hosted on by the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI).

February 2011

January 2011

January 27 - Naperville, Illinois

Dan Barker will give a talk to the West Suburban Chapter of Americans United For the Separation of Church and State on Thursday, January 27, at 7:30 pm. (Doors open at 7:00 pm for Social and Refreshments.) The event will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville IL 60565. Free parking and free admission. See the Announcement Flyer. For more details, email John Wesser.

January 2011

January 24 - Corvallis, Oregon

"Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife." Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on Monday, January 24, at Oregon State University. The event, sponsored by the Socratic Club at Oregon State University, will take place in Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center, at 7 p.m. (Photo above by Ingrid Laas, taken at the debate at the University of Wisconsin on October 14, 2010.)

January 2011

January 9 - Washington DC

   

Dan Barker will talk about his new book, The Good Atheist, at the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets (14th & V location), from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The event, organized by the Center For Inquiry DC, will be Dan's first author appearance for the new book, released in December. Admission is $4.00 with registration, or $6.00 at the door. For more details, see the Voices of Reason webpage or Voices of Reason Facebook page.

December 2010

December 18 - Columbus, Ohio

 

Dan Barker will speak at the Winter Solstice Banquet of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio at 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 18, at the Fawcett Center. Registration for the evening starts at 6:00 pm, and includes dinner, awards, and Dan's keynote speech. Register here.

December 2010

February 17 - 18, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak and appear at a number of Winter Solstice Events for the new Tulsa Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, on Friday Dec. 17 & Saturday Dec. 18.

1. RSVP for a casual after-dinner BYOB get-together on Fri., Dec. 17 at Bill Dusenberry's home (RSVP: e-mail: williamdusenberry(AT)yahoo(DOT)com or phone Bill at 918-615-6310.)

2. On Sat. Dec. 18, join us for brunch at Kilkenny's (1413 East 15th Street, Tulsa), at 11 a.m.

3. Gaylor will address a meeting of the Tulsa Humanists from 2-4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 18 also involving the Tulsa FFRF Chapter, located at: The Tulsa Library's "Genealogy Center” (2901 S. Harvard Ave, Tulsa). 

4. A group dinner at Boston Deli (6231 E 61st St, Tulsa) is at 5 p.m. (RSVP: williamdusenberry(AT)yahoo(DOT)com or phone 918-615-6310). The Solstice Party at the same restaurant at 8 pm is open to all freethinkers.

December 2010

December 5 -- Scottsdale, Arizona

NEW CHAPTER KICKOFF! Steve Benson and Dan Barker will perform "Tunes n Toons" on Sunday, December 5, 2:00 pm, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251). The show is part of the first meeting of the new "FFRF VAlley of the Sun" chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. More details to follow. Contact: ffrf(DOT)vsun(AT)gmail(DOT)com, Phone 480.648.4422. Temporary meet-up page: http://www.meetup.com/ffrf-vsun

December 2010

December 4 - Phoenix, Arizona

Dan Barker will talk about state/church separation at the Freedom Summit on Saturday afternoon, December 4. The event will take place in the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in downtown Phoenix. For more details, contact FFRF member Marc Victor at marcATattorneyforfreedomDOTcom, 480-455-5202.

November 2010

November 2010

November 13 - Mexico City

Dan Barker will speak at the first-ever Atheist Conference of Mexico.


November 2010

November 6 - Salt Lake City Utah

  Dan Barker will talk about "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists" at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, November 6, at 7:30 pm in the Orson Spencer Hall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by SHIFT (Secular Humanism, Inquiry and Freethought), a student group. (Facebook page) Email jason(DOT)cooperrider(AT)hsc(DOT)utah(DOT)edu. (Event in cooperation with the Secular Student Alliance.)


November 2010

November 5 - Boise, Idaho

Dan Barker is scheduled to speak at Boise State University on Friday, November 5 at 6:00 pm in the Student Union building ballroom. Event is orgainzed by the Secular Student Alliance at Boise State. (Event in cooperation with the Secular Student Alliance.)

November 2010

November 4 - Twin Falls, Idaho

   Dan Barker will talk at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls on Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall (315 Falls Ave.). The talk will be followed by a concert of jazz standards written by freethinking songwriters (such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, and Yip Harburg) with Dan at piano joined by student and faculty musicians. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at CSI (Facebook page). Email faculty advisor Brent Jensen at  bjensen(AT)csi(DOT)edu (Event in cooperation with the Secular Student Alliance.)

November 2010

November 3, 2010 - Pocatello, Idaho

Dan Barker give a tallk at Idaho State University, Pocatallo, on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 in Frazier Hall. The event is organized by the Freethinkers Atheists & Agnostics for Religious Tolerance of Idaho State, and is open to the public. For more details contact FAART or James Harless, 208-417-0308, henryharlessATgmailDOTcom

October 2010

October 29-31 - Madison, Wisconsin

 Freedom From Religion Foundation 33rd Annual Convention, Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin.

October 2010

October 14 - Madison, Wisconsin

   Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on the topic "Would the world be better off without religion?" at 7:00pm in the Wisconsin Union Theatre in the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus. (The topic of the debate changed since that poster was made.) The event is free, and will be first-come, first-serve. Sponsored by Badger Catholic and the UW Atheist, Humanist, and Agnostic group, the event will be followed by a half-an-hour book signing.
 

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September 18 - Fargo, North Dakota

 Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the "Project 42": 2010 Valley Freethought Convention at the Civic Center in Fargo, North Dakota. This first-ever freethought conference in the Fargo-Moorhead area is hosted by the Red River Freethinkers. For more details, contact info-AT-redriverfreethinkers-DOT-org.

August 2010

August 22 - Lincoln, Nebraska

Dan Barker will talk at the "No God? ... No Problem" Midwest Humanist Conference on Sunday, August 22.

June 2010

JUNE 18-20 -- Copenhagen, Denmark

 Dan Barker will speak at the "God and Politics" conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by the Danish Atheist Society and the Atheist Alliance International.

June 2010

June 5 -- San Jose, California

Annie Laurie Gaylor will accept the Humanist Heroine Award at the 69th Annual convention of the American Humanist Association at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California, on Saturday afternoon, June 5. Attendance by registration only. Details to follow . . .

May 2010

May 16 -- Rally in Austin, Texas

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is co-sponsoring a rally, "Texans for Truthful Textbooks," against the religious-right revisions of textbook and curriculum changes by the Texas State Board of Education in Austin, Texas, on the steps of the Texas state capitol. The event, which is co-sponsored and organized by a coalition of other freethinking groups, takes place on Sunday, May 16, starting at 11:00 a.m. Signs/placards are encouraged, and if you attend please take high-resolution pictures for possible publication in Freethought Today (send them to [email protected]). For more details of events on the day of the rally, visit atheists.org. For more information, e-mail Kathleen Johnson at [email protected]

Note: The Texas Freedom Network is also hosting a rally on May 19, at 1 p.m., at the Texas Education Agency (1701 Congress Ave., Austin). Bring your FFRF signs and placards to protest the Texas State Board of Education's religious revisions of history. Take high-resolution pictures and send them to us for possible publication in Freethought Today ([email protected]). For more information about the TFN rally, contact Val at [email protected]

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MAY 8 -- Costa Mesa, California

Dan Barker will speak at the Orange County Freethought Alliance's first annual convention on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the Costa Mesa Community Center (1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa CA 92626). Contact Bruce Gleason for more details.

May 2010

May 6 -- Madison, Wis

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is hosting the first-ever "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" anti-National Day of Prayer rally, Thursday May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in Madison, Wis., at the Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street entrance. (The event will take place at the same time as a National Day of Prayer Christian prayer service at the opposite corner of the Capitol.) 

Along with short speeches will be irreverent songs at the keyboard by Foundation Co-President Dan Barker, including "Nothing Fails Like Prayer" and "Battle of Church and State." Needless to say, there will be no moment of silence, but the group promises a tongue-in-cheek "moment of bedlam" instead — and lots of applause for Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling. Speakers will include FFRF co-presidents and staffers, Progressive editor Matt Rothschild, Prof. James Coors and others.

FFRF members have been busily organizing other anti-National Day of Prayer events (taking place on Thursday, May 6) around the country. Some of these include:

  • St. Paul, Minn: Minnesota Atheists is sponsoring the Atheist "Day of Reason" celebration at the State Capitol, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. For more information, contact August Berkshire at [email protected]
  • Raleigh, NC: The Triangle Freethought Society is sponsoring a vigil to promote a National Day of Reason, at noon across from the NC State Capitol (on E. Edenton Street). For more information, contact Mark Zumbach at [email protected]
  • Oklahoma City, Okla: A group of local freethinkers will be gathering to protest the National Day of Prayer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building, on the south side of the Capitol Building parking lot (not to be confused with NDP events closer to the building). For more information, contact James at 405-843-3651
  • San Antonio, Texas: The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas (FACT) is heading a protest of NDP events at noon on the steps of City Hall in San Antonio (100 Military Plaza). Bring protest signs. For more information, contact Sally at 210-656-3796 or [email protected]
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