Upcoming Events and Appearances

May 6 -- Secular Day of Reason "Mayday for Humanity" (Virtual Event)

 

Join a host of secular organizations to celebrate The National Day of Reason with the "Mayday for Humanity" Zoom event on Thursday, May 6, 2021 beginning at 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST. Comedians Leighann Lord and Ian Harris will co-host this 3-hour event featuring comedians, poets, and musical performers. The National Day of Reason is the non-religious answer to the National Day of Prayer. As the religious community prays, nontheist communities across the country roll up their sleeves and get to work in support of the 2021 Secular Week of Action (April 30 - May 9). The Mayday for Humanity event provides the opportunity to participate virtually by collecting online donations to benefit shelters and food banks that serve communities in a non-discriminatory and secular manner and includes an online auction which is now open for bidding

Register for the Zoom event at: bit.ly/Join4Humanity 

Pre-event donations can be made at: bit.ly/MAYDAY4HUMANITY

May 11-16 -- Conference on Religious Trauma 2021 (Virtual Event)

 

FFRF co-president Dan Barker will appear at the inaugural Conference on Religious Trauma on Tuesday, May 11, the time to be determined. The Conference on Religious Trauma is intended to educate therapists and lay persons about religious trauma syndrome and connecting survivors of religious trauma with qualified therapists and resources to aid in recovery. Dan, a co-founder of The Clergy Project to support religious leaders who "lose faith in faith" will discuss his personal journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, along with his many books. Tickets and registration for the conference are available here. Email the event organizer for more information.

May 16 -- Phoenix, Arizona (Virtual Event)

 

Hosted by the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP), FFRF's Director of Strategic Response, Andrew Seidel will discuss Christian Nationalism, its role in the January 6 insurrection, and his acclaimed book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American via Zoom on Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. (MST) . Andrew will delve into the threat Christian nationalism poses to our secular nation, something he's been warning and writing about for many years, and focus on how to defeat the Christian nationalist identity. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom link and more information are available on the HSGP Facebook event page.

May 16 -- Secular Student Alliance 2021 Conference (Virtual Event)

 

FFRF Legal Director Rebecca Markert and Associate Counsel Elizabeth Cavell will present a timely discussion titled, " 'On the Basis of Sex:' Civil Rights after Bostock v. Clayton County" On Sunday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) at the virtual Secular Student Alliance Conference.  The presentation will cover the legal background of the case, what it means for religious liberty, namely religious exemptions to the Civil Rights Act, and how that impacts civil rights moving forward particularly for transgender rights, and, of course, crucial to any discussion of civil rights progress moving forward is the issue of the make-up of the federal courts. 

The 2021 SSA conference is a multi-day virtual conference with live-streaming and on-demand video for students and the larger secular community. The conference runs May 15-16, 2021, and consists of excellent speakers, grassroots organizing workshops, and leadership training.  Please register for free today and invite a friend to join you!

June 8 -- Thomas Paine Day (Virtual Event)

 

Please join FFRF’s Dan Barker and Andrew Seidel along with a host of secular activists to celebrate the 2021 Thomas Paine Day via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, beginning at 3:45 PM PST/6:45 PM EST. The life and work of Thomas Paine will be honored with a variety of presentations and musical interludes, and attendees will get a sneak peek at the progress of sculptor Zenos Frudakis’ Thomas Paine statue. Registration is required. This event is free and open to the public.

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