April 2014

April 2014

April 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.

 

April 2014

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

April 2014

March 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

Event Flyer (PDF)

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.

March 2014

February 2014

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

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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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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.

December 2013

December 28 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque

Dan Barker, Co-President of FFRF, will be in Albuquerque to present "An Atheist Musical Holiday" sponsored by the Albuquerque chapter of FFRF on Saturday, December 28. This will be their quarterly Meet 'n Greet event in Botts Hall at the Special Collections Library (423 Central Ave. NE) at 1:00 p.m.

Dan promises to bring a little something for every freethinker. His music is fun and sometimes inspirational, but adapted to our skepticism and outright rejection of religions. This will be our Winter Solstice Meet'n Greet event, an opportunity to meet more freethinkers, atheists, and humanists and to hear the latest on hot topics like the FFRF response to church/state violations and church activism in public schools and government. Join us for snacks, music, and good conversation, too. We will premier our own video short and highlight our billboard campaign. There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcomed.

Joining FFR-ABQ as an official member (only $10) might be the most important thing you do in this time of increasing threats to freedom and prosperity from over-zealous religious leaders. Our nation is seriously divided - mostly over religion-based issues.

Contact Ron Herman at [email protected] or join their group at Meetup.com to learn more.

December 2013

December 12 - Madison, Wisconsin

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Enforcing State Church Separation
"An update on the Freedom From Religion Foundation's legal strategies for defending the separation of church and state, including several ongoing lawsuits challenging the preferential treatment of churches and ministers by the Internal Revenue Service."

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Social Sciences Building, Room 6210

December 2013

December 16 - Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us for a secular celebration of the winter solstice on Monday, December 16 at noon in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor.

We'll enjoy irreverent music by Dan Barker and Ken Lonnquist, cookies from our talented staff, good company and good cheer. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to Second Harvest food bank. We will also be accepting donations made out to Second Harvest or the Women's Medical Fund. 

We hope to see you on Monday!

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December 3 -- Chicago

The Freedom From Religion Foundation Metropolitan Chicago Chapter and the Secular Student Alliance of Loyola University invite you to explore the notion of the god of the Abrahamic religions from two differing points-of-view.
Please join us for a fascinating debate/discussion between Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Dr. Bryan O'Neal, Professor and Dean of Faculty at the Moody Bible Institute.

This event will be moderated by Chicago Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn, and should make for an interesting and educational evening whether you are a person of belief, non-belief, or yet to be decided!

When: Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 7:00 PM
Where: Kathleen Mullady Theater (Located in
Centennial Forum)
Loyola University Lake Shore Campus
1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
General Admission: $8.00
Student Admission: $5.00
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online by going to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8525994479
($1.19 online service fee is applicable)

 

December 2013

November 2013

November 26 - Chicago

FFRF & Chicago-area Chapter Daley Plaza freethought display
Goes up Tuesday morning, Nov. 26

FFRF and the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter are erecting a unique freethought/atheist display in Daley Plaza, a public forum dominated by a nativity scene every December. Our display includes a red, 8 foot tall, lighted “A” (like the signature Dawkins “A” for atheist, agnostic), and a banner celebrating the Winter Solstice and the birth of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15, 1791). The banner depicts 3 U.S. founders & the Statue of Liberty adoring the Bill of Rights in a manger. We'll put up these displays Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, in time for the annual Christkindlmarket Chicago. Come say “hi” Tuesday morning, watch for news coverage or visit thru the end of Dec. Look for us along Dearborn Street near the menorah and creche displays.

Sent by your friendly neighborhood atheists, FFRF, ffrf.org, [email protected], 608/256-8900. Chapter: www.ffrfmcc.org/

November 2013

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November 6 - Appleton, Wisconsin

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Annie Laurie will be speaking at the Warch Campus Center, Lawrence University on Wednesday, Nov. 6, not on Wednesday Nov. 13. To celebrate Women's Empowerment Week, Annie Laurie Gaylor of FFRF has been invited by the Secular Student Alliance affiliate working with the school's Committee on Diversity Affairs at Lawrence University, near Appleton, to speak on "Women Without Superstition." She'll give a "power point" presentation based on the women freethinkers included in her anthology, "Women Without Superstition." The free event starts at 7:30 PM, in 711 East Boldt Way, Appleton Wis., Hurvis Room. FFRF Co-President Dan Barker will be in attendance, and Annie Laurie will set up a modest lit table.

October 2013

October 26- Louisville, Kentucky

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be attending the Kentrucky Freethought Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on October 26, 2013. For more information and to register click here.

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October 2013

October 21 - Raleigh, N.C.

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the upcoming FFRF chapter event of the Triangle Freethought Society on: "Why 'Out' Is Not 'In' and What We Can Do About It" on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 PM, Founders Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh NC 27607. More info on the chapter (if you're not already a member of both FFRF and its local chapter): http://www.trianglefreethoughtsociety.org/events/

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 10 -- Tallahassee, Florida

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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

Tallahassee UU

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

Atheist Ireland

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 . . .

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