April 19 -- Claremont, California
Dan Barker will talk at Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening April 19. The informal event with students will take place in the Pomona Hall Lounge (601 Amherst, Claremont, CA) event is organized by The Claremont Colleges' Secular Student Alliance. Contact [email protected].
April 19 -- Iowa City, Iowa
FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott will speak about FFRF’s efforts to keep state and church separate on Tuesday, April 19th in Iowa City, Iowa. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Room of the Old Brick Church (26 E Market St. Iowa City, IA 52245). The Secular Humanists of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City and the Secular Students at Iowa (SecSI) are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Mark Yuskis at [email protected].
April 18 -- Rancho Cucamonga, California
Dan Barker will talk about FFRF's work, and about GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction at Chaffey College in Cucamonga, California, on Monday, April 18 at 5:00 pm in Wargin Hall room 102. The free event is organized by Chaffeys's Club of Secular Understanding. Contact [email protected].
April 9 -- Houston, Texas
Dan Barker will participate in the Lone Star Book Festival at Lone Star College -Kingwood (20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX) on Saturday, April 9, to talk about his new book, GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction. The event will take place at 3:15 pm in SCC 3. Dan will also join Jerry Coyne at 12:30 p.m. that day in the John Pickelman Student Conference Center (Building #9) to talk about his book Faith vs. Fact. Admission is free, but preferred seating is given to those who become members of the Lone Star Book Festival.
April 2-3 -- Fayetteville, Arkansas
FFRF co-president Dan Barker will talk about his new book, GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, at Logicon, at the University of Arkansas Union Theater during the weekend of April 2-3, 2016. Details to follow. Register here.
Dan's participation in this event is sponsored by the Secular Professionals Alliance at Walmart.
March 20 -- Columbia, Missouri
Dan Barker will talk about GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction at SASHA-CON 2016 on Sunday, March 20 at 12:15 pm at the University of Missouri. The 2-day conference, organized by MU SASHA (Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists & Agnostics) runs March 19-20. The event will take place in the Ellis Auditorium of the Ellis Library (1020 Lowry St, Columbia, MO). Contact http://sashacon.com/contact/.
April 9 -- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will take part in the Northern Ohio Freethought Society's third annual Freethought Fiesta Fundraiser on Saturday, April 9th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. The fundraiser will take place at the Lions Park Lodge ( 641 Silverlake Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221). A homemade dinner will be provided, with a taco/nacho bar with all the fixin's (including gluten free and vegan options), dessert, and drinks. There will also be music provided by Dr. Elliot Ingersoll, Ph.D. and his band Svoboda.
Tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and NOFS members are able to purchase tickets for $15. Tickets for children (6-12) are available for $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Admission is free for children under 6 years of age.
To register and purchase tickets click HERE.
March 13 -- Mesa, Arizona
Dan Barker will talk about "GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction" on Sunday, March 13 for the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix and the Freedom from Religion Foundation-Valley of the Sun chapter. The potluck dinner at 5:00 pm will be followed by Dan's talk at 6:00 pm. The event will take place at The Humanist Community Center (627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa AZ). Contact Al Wendler at [email protected] or Anne Mardick at [email protected].
April 9-- Madison, Wisconsin
FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will speak on the "Panel on the Religions of the Founding Fathers" at Freethought Festival 5 in Madison, Wisconsin. The panel will take place on April 9, 2016 at 6:30pm at the University of Madison's Gordon Dining Hall and Events Center (770 W Dayton St.) in the Symphony Room. Contact Nicole Niebler for more information.
February 12 - Madison, Wisconsin
Darwin Day Event!
Dan Barker signs ‘God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction’
Freethought Hall in downtown Madison
Friday, February 12, at 4-5:30, Reading at 4:30
February 20 -- Tallahassee, Florida
Dan Barker will talk about his new book, GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, at the Southeast Secular Student Regional Conference during the afternoon of Saturday, February 20 at Florida State University. The conference will take place in Classroom Building (HCB) 103. Click here for tickets. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance, CFI on Campus and CFI-Tallahassee. Contact Samreena for more details.
February 23 -- Oklahoma City
Dan Barker will speak at the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, February 23, for the "Atheist Day" celebration that starts at 12:00 noon. The event is sponsored by various atheist communities around the state of Oklahoma. For more details, contact William Poire at [email protected].
March 19 -- Santa Barbara, California
FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will talk about Freedom From Religion Foundation legal activities to the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 19,2016 at 2:30 PM. The event will take place at the Vista Del Monte Retirement Community’s Patio Room, 3775 Modoc Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
February 29 -- Washington, DC
"What should be the role, if any, of religion in U.S. public policy?" That is the topic of a debate between Dan Barker and Professor Derek Malone-France to take place on Monday, February 29, at 7:30 pm at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The event is organized by the George Washington Secular Society, an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. Details to follow. Contact James Midkiff at [email protected].
February 8 -- Gainesville, Florida (noon)
Dan Barker will talk about "The Battle of Church and State" for the Florida Free Speech Forum at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 8. The event will take place in the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites (2900 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32608). More details to follow. Contact Paul Hargrave at [email protected].
February 2 - Madison, Wisconsin
Dan Barker signs ‘God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction’
Frugal Muse Book Store
Tuesday, February 2, at 6-8 PM
235 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717
December 13 -- Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
December 7 -- Rochester, New York
Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk about "The Battle of Church and State: A Report from the Front Lines" at the Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Ave, Brighton) on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. The free event is sponsored by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Rochester Chapter and the National Organization for Women, Greater Rochester Chapter.
November 17 -- Whitewater, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will debate Tom Ross on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm at the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater in the lecture hall 2101 in Hyland Hall. The resolution: "The Old Testament is Fiction, Not Fact." The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Club, the Secular Student Alliance, and Set Free ministries.
November 6-8 -- Orlando, Florida
FFRF co-president Dan Barker will talk about "Life Driven Purpose" and play some freethought music, and FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel will talk about "Sweat the Small Stuff" at the Freethought Florida (Free-Flo) conference Friday - Sunday, November 6-8, at the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport. Get tickets here. Contact
November 3 -- Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University. "Is Religion Hostile to Women? -- A conversation with Annie Laurie Gaylor" will take place at 7:30 PM in White Gravenor 201B at Georgetown University on Tuesday, November 3. This event is made possible by the National Secular Student Alliance and the Lecture Fund of Georgetown University, and will be co-sponsored by Women in Politics and United Feminists. Contact [email protected]
October 22 -- China, Texas
Dan Barker will participate in a Religious Freedom Panel on Thursday, October 22, in the City Hall of the City of China, Texas (between Houston and Beaumont). The event, hosted by the Southeast Texas Humanist Alliance (associated with Humanists of Houston), will begin at 6:30 pm. See details at SETHA Meetup Page.
Oct 15- DeKalb Illinois
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor to speak at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6PM.
Location: Wirtz Hall, Room 110 (1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115)
Subject: “Women Without Superstition: No Gods - No Masters”
Sponsored by NIU Secular Student Alliance, SSA and FFRF.
September 24 — Philadelphia
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak on “Why Women Need Freedom From Religion” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia Auditorium at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, sponsored by the Freethought Society. The free event is taking place shortly before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia. For more information, contact Margaret Downey, Freethought Society President, at 610-793-2737, or email her at [email protected]
September 19 -- Denver, Colorado
Dan Barker will talk about Life Driven Purpose on Saturday afternoon, September 19, at the Secular Hub (3100 Downing St. Unit C) for the Denver chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Details to follow. Contact chapter president Claudette StPierre at [email protected], 303-475-0418.
September 13 -- Somerset, New Jersey
Dan Barker will talk about his new book, Life Driven Purpose, for the New Jersey Humanist Network on Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 pm. The event will take place at the Franklin Township Library (485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ). Contact Lisa Ridge at [email protected] Or phone 732-649-8984 and leave a message.
July 29 -- Madison, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will talk about "Life Driven Purpose" at Capitol Lakes Independent Living in Madison, Wisconsin (333 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703) at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 29. The event is for members of the retirement community, but is open to the public. Contact Guta Cvetkovic at [email protected]
July 5 -- Duluth, Minnesota
Lake Superior Freethinkers
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Location: Radisson Hotel Duluth (Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview: 505 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802) conference room
Event: Speakers Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
Learn more about FFRF's recent legal activity, Dan's latest book, Life Driven Purpose, and more!
June 27 -- Albuquerque, NM
FFRF Co-President Dan Barker will be speaking at Botts Hall. Learn more about FFRF's recent legal activity, Dan's latest book, Life Driven Purpose, and more! Hosted by FFRF-Albuquerque. Contact Ron Herman at [email protected]
June 6 -- Dallas, Texas
Dan Barker will participate in a debate/discussion with pastor Justin Bass on the topic: "Jesus of Nazareth: Lord or Legend?" at The Door Club (2513 Main Street, Dallas, TX) on Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 pm. See event details here. The event is sponsored by the Bible and Beer Consortium. Contact Justin Bass at [email protected]
May 29-30 -- Lexington, Kentucky
Dan Barker will talk at the Kentucky Freethought Convention in Lexington on Saturday, May 30. He will also participate in an "Ask an Atheist" panel on Friday evening, May 29, at the University of Kentucky. Contact Ed Hensley at [email protected]
May 3, 2015 — Fullerton, California
May 2, 2015 -- Madison, Wisconsin
You are invited to tea with Mr. Darwin at Freethought Hall at 2 pm on Saturday, May 3. Special program includes the ‘installation’ of life-size, silicone statue of Charles Darwin, by artist Csam Wheatley, Louisville, Ky. Get your photo taken with Mr. Darwin as a souvenir! Click on the flyer thumbnail for more information.
April 20 -- Ashland, Oregon
Dan Barker will talk at the Southern Oregon University on Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm. The event, which will take place in Rogue River Room of Stevenson Union, is organized by the Southern Oregon University Secular Student Alliance.
April 19 -- Ashland, Oregon
April 17 -- Sacramento, California
POTLUCK & MUSIC! The Greater Sacramento Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation is putting on a fun free event Friday, April 17: "Dan Barker, Music and Potluck!" The potluck will begin at 6:30 pm and the music will start at 7:00 pm, at The Reason Center (1824 Tribute Rd., Suite A, Sacramento). The freethought music will be provided by the "Unofficial Sacramento FFRF Band," featuring local musicians with Dan on keyboard. (Light BYOB acceptable, and monitored children are welcome!) See MEETUP PAGE. Contact [email protected]
April 16 -- San Francisco, California
Dan Barker will talk about "Can we be good without God?" at San Francisco State University (1600 Holloway Avenue) in the Rigoberta Menchu Hall in the Ceasar Chavez Student Center Building on Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 pm. (See EventBrite invitation) The event is organized by the Secular Student Alliance at SFSU. Contact Virginia Jaynes at [email protected]
April 13 -- Sacramento, California
April 12 -- Washington, DC
Dan Barker will talk about his new book, Life Driven Purpose, on Sunday, April 12, at 5:00 pm at Busboys and Poets (5th & K, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC [Mt. Vernon Square Metro]). Dan will sign copies after a brief talk. $15 admission includes book. REGISTER HERE. The event is sponsored by "Voices of Reason" with the Center for Inquiry DC. Contact Simon Davis at [email protected]
April 25 -- Portland State University
Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, will speak at Portland State University (Hoffman Hall, 1833 Southwest 11th, Portland OR) at 6:30 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015. All are welcome! This event is free of charge and is sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Free Thinkers of Portland State University.
For more information, contact [email protected]
March 28, 2015 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 6-10pm
Join us for a fundraiser hosted by Northern Ohio Freethought Society, with special guest Dan Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation! He will give a short presentation and has agreed to sing a couple of tunes for us!
Be prepared to devour awesome spaghetti (both vegan and meat sauce) salad, rolls and butter, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages! Families welcome! We'll have a 50/50 raffle, an autographed book raffle, and other great prizes!
The event will be held at Lions Park Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.
Prepaid tickets: $15 for adults (12 and up) $10 (age 5-11) Children under 5 are free. Tickets at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for ages 5-11, and children under 5 are free.
March 27 -- Akron, Ohio
Dan Barker will talk about his new book, Life Driven Purpose, at the University of Akron at 12:00 noon in room 335 of the Student Union. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Akron. Contact Anthony at [email protected]