Events and Appearances Archives

Sept 19, 2023 — Liz Cavell to Speak at Widener University (Chester, PA)

FFRF's Associate Counsel, Liz Cavell, will be speaking at the "Unreasonable, Church, State and The Great American Divide" event at Widener University in Chester, PA on September 19, 2023. This free presentation will begin at 4PM, and will also feature Daniel Mach, from the ACLU and Chris Ullery, a reporter from USA Today. The three will be discussing vocher schemes, school board takeovers, book banning, trans bullying and other religious public education issues. The presentation is free and open to the public.

June 16-18, 2023 — Liz Cavell and Sammi Lawrence to Speak at Student Secular Alliance Conference 2023 (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Associate Counsel Liz Cavell and Anne Nicol Gaylor Legal Fellow Sammi Lawrence will be speaking at the Student Secular Alliance (SSA) Conference on Saturday, June 17. They will be hosting a workshop together. Cavell will also be speaking on a panel with Geoffrey Blackwell and Andrew Seidel discussing legal isses that secular students face. Click here to see the convention schedule, and to register.

April 16, 2023 — Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker to Speak at Free Congregation of Sauk County (Sauk City, WI)

April 8, 2023 — Dan Barker to Speak at the Spring of Reason Rationalist Conference (Helsinki, Finland)

March 31 – April 1, 2023 — Dan Barker to Speak at the Days of Atheism Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

March 23 — Ryan Jayne to Speak at the Iowa Atheists and Freethinker Rally: Theocracy Is UnAmerican

March 10-12, 2023 — Liz Cavell to Speak at FREEFLO

FFRF Attorney Liz Cavell will be speaking at FREEFLO, a biennial conference for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and skeptics, on March 10-12, 2023 in Orlando, FL. This conference is run solely by volunteers, and all profits received will go to scholarships for high-school and college students who are activists in the state of Florida. Topics such as abortion rights, science education, and legal issues for state and church separation for the state of Florida will be discussed. For further information, and to register for the event, click here.

February 16, 2023 — Associate Counsel Liz Cavell to Speak for the Association of Secular Elected Officials

FFRF Attorney Liz Cavell will be speaking for the Association of Secular Elected Officials on February 16, 2023. Cavell willl be discussing the rules surrounding school prayer after the Supreme Court's ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. This will be an open webinar and listeners will get a chance to learn what school board members need to know to ensure that school system employees respect the rights of students and follow the law. For further information, and to register for this free event, click here.

January 29, 2023 — Annie Laurie Gaylor to Speak at Thomas Paine Birthday Proclamation Celebration (Virtual)

Hear ye, Hear Ye! Join us to celebrate the birthdate of Thomas Paine!

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of The Freedom From Religion Foundation, will be speaking at the virtual Thomas Paine Birthday Proclamation Celebration held on Sunday, January 29. Actor Ian Ruskin will be reading a New Rochelle, New York proclamation. Author, comedian, and monologist Julia Sweeney will be reading a City of Philadelphia proclamation signed by former Mayor Edward G. Rendell. Another City of Philadelphia proclamation, signed by former mayor Michael A. Nutter, will be read by author and educator Christopher Cameron. Actor John de Lancie and his wife Marnie Mosiman de Lancie will be reading proclamations from the cities of Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania. A special message from Congressman Jamie Raskin will also be included. Please click here for further information, and to register for the event.

January 28, 2023 – Dan Barker to Speak at “When Religious Leaders Become Atheists” Event (Vancouver, CA)

January 25, 2023 — Liz Cavell to Speak at Student Secular Alliance (Virtual)

FFRF Associate Counsel Liz Cavell will be speaking at the Secular Student Alliance Spring Semester Speaker Series on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. She will be speaking on student rights & FFRF's Know Your Rights resources. This is a public event and a virtual presentation. More details to follow.

January 25, 2023 — Liz Cavell to Speak at Secular Student Alliance Webinar

Sometimes we might forget that protections for religious freedom include protection of non-religion. The First Amendment protects your right to hold and express your own beliefs, or lack thereof, as well as the right to not be pressured or coerced into participating in religious activities. Additionally, you have the right to be free from discrimination based on your secular identity. In this webinar, Liz Cavell, from Freedom From Religion Foundation, will lay out your rights as a secular student and what to do when your school or community don't respect them. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

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January 7–8, 2023 — Vijayawada, India

FFRF co-president Dan Barker and FFRF Director of Communications Amit Pal will be at Gora’s 120th and Saraswathi Gora's 110th Birth Centenary Conference on ‘Secular Thought and Social Action’, at Atheist Centre India (Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh) on January 7 and 8, 2023. Details to follow . . .

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December 22, 2022 — 2023 state legislative forecast webinar

After an intense year of changes to our legal landscape, state legislatures across the country are preparing for their upcoming 2023 legislative sessions. FFRF's legislative team has also been busy gearing up for these sessions to empower advocates like you to help stand up for our secular government. 

We hope you can join us for an interactive webinar as we prepare to advocate for secular legislation in each of these states. On Thursday, Dec. 22, at noon Central (1 p.m. Eastern), we will break down trends that we expect to see across the states, talk about why state-level policies are important, and show how you can use your voice to influence those policies. 

Click here to RSVP for the webinar. We hope to see you there as we prepare for critical fights in state legislatures to uphold the separation of state and church!!

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