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October 20 --- Madison, Wisconsin

From Muslim immigration to conservative Christian perceptions of Donald Trump, discussion about religion has been at the forefront of election 2016. How will it shape the outcomes, both in Wisconsin and nationwide?

The The Capital Times has assembled an outstanding panel to discuss those questions at the High Noon Saloon on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Madison, Wisconsin. Politics reporter Jessie Opoien will moderate the panel, whose members are:
• Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor
• Masood Akhtar, entrepreneur and advisor to Madison’s Muslim community
• Pres House co-Pastor Erica Liu
• Training Pastor R.D. McClenagan of Door Creek Church
• Pastor David Smith of Faith Community Baptist Church
• UW-Madison journalism professor Mike Wagner
• Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim

The event is free and will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. Details at Cap Times:

November 3 -- Chicago, Illinois

FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will present “Religious Freedom or Discrimination?:  Examining Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.” to the FFRF- Metropolitan Chicago Chapter on Thursday, November 3rd, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The presentation will take place at The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, located at 7574 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie (corner of Lincoln Ave. and Howard St.).  All are welcome to this free event that will be approximately 30 minutes in length, and will be followed by another 30 minutes of Q&A. If you would like to attend, we kindly ask that you please RSVP on FFRF-MCC's Doodle poll by clicking here.

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January 13 - 15, 2017 -- Los Angeles, California


Dan Barker will participate in LOGICALLA ("Changing The World Through Skepticism And Critical Thinking") the weekend of January 13 - 15, 2017. The event, which will take place at the Concourse (Hyatt Regency) Hotel at the LAX Airport (6225 W Century Blvd), starts with a "Friday the 13th" event on Friday, January 13. Dan will also speak and perform on Sunday, January 15, along with irrevernt musicians Shelley Segal and Roy Zimmerman.

From the LociCAL press release:

A great lineup of speakers has been announced including Dan Barker, Eugenie Scott, Seth Andrews, Harriett Hall and astrophysicist Sean Carroll. The event kicks off with a Friday-the-Thirteenth Anti-Superstition Bash. There will be lots of entertainment during Saturday and Sunday evenings including a comedy show and concert. Dr. Don Prothero will lead a field trip on Sunday for geology enthusiasts. Discount rooms are available for all attendees.  Information about this new and exciting conference can be seen at: mail: [email protected]

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