On December 7, 2018 at 6:30-9:00 p.m., FFRF members in the Greater Phoenix area are meeting to determine how much support there would be for a local FFRF chapter. There will be open discussion regarding future plans for the forming FFRF-Valley of the Sun chapter in addition to talks from forming chapter president Zenaido Quintana, Secular Coalition for Arizona Director of Government Affairs Tory Roberg, and FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel. This meeting is free and located at the Humanist Community Center at 627 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, Arizona 85201.
On Saturday, December 8 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. is the Secular Coalition for Arizona's 4th Annual Secular Summit where members of Secular Coalition and Secular Communities for Arizona gather to discuss the coming year's legislative session and to weigh policy priorities. Andrew Seidel is the keynote speaker, featured during the morning session. The afternoon is a work session for participants to provide feedback on the legislative program, and help guide strategic planning for 2019. Admission is $20-$100. The Secular Summit will be held at the Humanist Community Center at 627 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, Arizona 85201.
On Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the newly reinstated Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Greater Phoenix Chapter is hosting a legal panel discussion focused on the status of church/state separation legal actions around the country. The panel will include Richard Katskee, Legal Director for AU, Darrell Hill, staff attorney for ACLU-Arizona and Dianne Post, Chair for the Legal Panel for Secular Communities for Arizona, in addition to Andrew Seidel, the FFRF Director of Strategic Response. Admission is free. The legal panel will be held at the Humanist Community Center at 627 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, Arizona 85201.
If you have questions about any of these three events, please email [email protected].
Dan Barker will appear at "The Door" (2548 Elm St., Dallas, Texas), on Tuesday, October 16. Skeptical Texans will also give a presentation. The event is organized by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Contact FFRF chapter director Jenny Del Toro.
FFRF Robert G. Ingersoll Legal Fellow Colin McNamara will share a message on “The Moral Case for Strict Separation” with the Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, October 14. The event will take place at the Arrowwood Convention and Conference Center. The Fellowship meets for coffee at 10:30 am, followed by the service at 11:00 am.