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.
 

September 2010

September 2010

September 2010

September 2010

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]

May 2010

May 2010

May 14 -- San Luis Obispo, California

May 2010

May 2010

May 2010

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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April 2010

April 2010

April 2010

April 23 -- Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Barker will give a talk about "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists," at Case Western Reserve University on Friday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. The event, sponsored by the Case Center For Inquiry (Facebook page), a student group, will take place in Wickenden 322 (10900 Euclid Ave, enter on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.). For more information, contact group president Andrew Schriver at [email protected].

April 2010

April 2010

April 19 -- Nashville, Tennessee

Dan Barker will talk about "Godless" at 7:00 pm Monday, April 19, at the Belcourt Theater (2102 Belcourt Avenue) in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are $10.00. For more details, contact Mark Mosely at Music City Booking.

April 2010

April 5 — Madison, New Jersey

Dan Barker will talk about "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists" on Monday, April 5, at 8:00 pm in the Thomas Ferguson Recreation Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University (College of Florham) in Madison, New Jersey. The event is sponsored by the Secular Alliance at FDU, a campus group that is part of the national Secular Student Alliance. For more details, contact Secular Alliance president Ashley Tury at [email protected]

April 2010

APRIL 3 -- Newark, New Jersey.

Foundation Co-President Dan Barker will talk about "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists" on Saturday, April 3, at 3:30 pm at the American Atheists Convention, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. For more details, see AA Convention.

March 2010

March 26 -- Wayne, New Jersey

Dan Barker will talk about "Meaning, Morality, and Nonbelief" at William Paterson University on Friday, March 26, at 6:00 pm in the Multi Purpose Room of the University Commons. The event, sponsored by the Society of American Youth Secularists (Facebook page), a student group associated with the Secular Student Alliance, is part of the university's "World Religions & Spirituality Week." For more details, contact Elena Johnston at [email protected]

March 2010

March 16 - Sydney, Australia

Dan Barker will debate Dr. Greg Clarke on the topic "Is the bible an acceptable guide for morality?" at 11:30 am on Tuesday, March 16 at the University of New South Wales. Sponsored by the UNSW Atheist Society. For more details, contact UNSW Atheists.

March 2010

March 16 - Sydney, Australia

Dan Barker will debate Dr. Chris Forbes on the topic "Jesus of Nazareth: Messiah, Myth, or Legend?" on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 pm at Macquarie University. For more details contact Macquarie Atheists.

March 2010

March 15 - Canberra, Australia

Dan Barker will lecture on "Should Government and Religion be strictly separate?" at 12:00 noon at Australian National University. For more details, contact Macquarie Atheists.

March 2010

March 15 - Wollongong, Australia

Dan Barker will debate Dr. Greg Clarke on the topic "Is Christianity the one true faith?" at 5:30 pm at the University of Wollongong. For more details contact Macquarie Atheists.

March 2010

MARCH 12-14 -- Melbourne, Australia

Dan Barker will speak at the "Rise of Atheism" Atheist Global Convention in Melbourne, Australia, the weekend of March 12-14, 2010. The event is sponsored by the Atheist Foundation of Australia and the Atheist Alliance International.

Dan's campus events in Australia are in affiliation with the Secular Student Alliance.

March 2010

March 11 - Debate! Barker vs. Archbishop of Sydney

Dan Barker will debate Cardinal George Pell on the topic "Without God, we are nothing," at 10:30 am at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. For more details, contact Macquarie Atheists.

March 2010

March 11 - Bundeena, NSW, Australia

Dan Barker will talk on "Godless: From Evangelical Preacher to Atheist" at a dinner talk at 7:30 pm in Bundeena, NSW. For more details contact Macquarie Atheists.

February 2010

Feb. 21 - Alabama Freethought Association Monthly Meeting

Alabama Freethought Association has a monthly meeting planned on Feb. 21, 2010.

Social hour: 11am - noon
Shared Covered Dish: noon
Program: 1pm - Bob Collins
Discussion and announcements follow.

November 2009

London, England, November 25 - 29, 2009

Dan Barker will participate in a number of events in London:

(Click image to see larger size poster)

More details to follow...

November 2009

November 2009

November 2009

November 2009

November 2009

November 2009

November 6-8, Seattle, Washington

Freedom From Religion Foundation national convention. See above.

October 2009

October 2009

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 24

Dan Barker will represent atheism and humanism at the 29th World Religions Conference in the Humanities Theatre, J.G. Hagey Hall, at the University of Waterloo on Saturday, October 24, 2009. This year's theme is "Is God Relevant in Today's World?"

(Although atheism is not a religion, the organizers assure us that the event is for "world religions and philosophies." Dan participated in the 25th World Religions Conference in 2005, where atheism was welcome at the table with the religious representatives.) 

Dan's participation is sponsored by the Society of Ontario Freethinkers.

 

October 2009

October 2009

October 2009

November 18, Arlington, Texas

Dan Barker will talk to the Freethinkers of UTA at the University of Texas-Arlington. Contact Becky Robinson at [email protected] Details to follow.

October 2009

October 2009

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