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]
March 26 -- Tempe, Arizona
"Resolved: Religion is bad for America" is the topic of a debate between FFRF's Dan Barker and analytical philosopher Jay Richards to be held at Arizona State University (Tempe) on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm in the Education Lecture Hall (100 E. Gammage Pkwy). The event is sponsored by the ASU student chapter of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). For details, contact ISU regional director Rachel Georgeson at [email protected]
March 25, 2015 -- DeKalb, Illinois
Dan Barker will talk about the importance of keeping state and church separate on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:00 pm in Faraday Hall, Room 143, at Northern Illinois University. (Visitor parking at 200 Carroll Ave., DeKalb IL) The event is sponsored by the NIU Secular Student Alliance. Contact Tim Kolanko at [email protected]
March 19 -- Madison, Wisconsin
Book signing for Dan Barker’s hot off the press book, “Life Driven Purpose.”
Its official release date is April 1, but you can get your advance copy and autograph on March 19, 2015. The book normally retails for $20 but we’re offering it at only $15 for this debut event. Dan is donating his royalties for purchase, so all proceeds will benefit FFRF.
When: Thursday March 19, 2015 (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Formal reading at 4:30 p.m. — Appetizers and Socializing
Where: Freethought Hall
March 14 — Madison, Wisconsin
FFRF Staff Attorneys Patrick Elliott and Andrew Seidel will be presenting at “Freethought Festival 4” on March 14 at 4:00 p.m. The 1 hour workshop is titled “Get Off Your Butt and Help Protect the Wall of Separation.”
The Freethought Festival is being held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and is sponsored by UW-Madison’s Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics. Click here for more information.
March 5, 2015 -- Chicago, Illinois
FFRF co-president Dan Barker will debate Dr. Constantine Campbell (Assoc. Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the topic "Can We Be Good Without God?" at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 5 in 329 Cardinal Room at the Student Center East (750 South Halsted Street) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. (Doors open at 6:00) The event is co-sponsored by the Secular Student Society and CRU (a Christian campus group). Contact Sarah Wright at Sarah Wright [email protected]
March 3 — District of Columbia (Talk at Georgetown canceled due to snow)
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk on "Is Religion Hostile Towards Women?" Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM in the McNeir Auditorium in the New North building, Georgetown University. The event open to the public and is sponsored by Georgetown Secular Student Alliance. To get to McNeir, when coming through the university's front gates, take the path that runs between Healey and Copley Hall past the Davis Center for Performing Arts and under the tunnel. Immediately after exiting the tunnel, take a right. McNeir is the first door on the right. For more information click here.
February 27, 2015 - Austin, Texas
Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the Texas Secular Convention, taking place on the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1 at the Sheraton’s Hotel at the Capitol, down the street from the Texas Capitol in Austin. Her speech on the “Battle of Church and State” will be at 4:45 PM on Sat., Feb. 28.
For general information about the convention or rally, including registration, please contact us at: [email protected]
November 20, 2014 -- Madison, Wisconsin
November 19, 2014 -- Fayetteville, Arkansas
Occam's Razors, the secular student organization on campus, is hosting constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Seidel will talk about the principle of separation of church and state and whether our country was founded on judeo-christian values. The lecture will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main.
This event/program is free to current University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students as supported by the Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activities and funded by the Student Activities Fee. For questions, please contact Occam's Razors at [email protected]
November 14, 2014 -- Saginaw County, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, November 14, at 7:00 pm in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is organized by Good Without God: Secular Student Alliance at SVSU. Contact: Katy Smith [email protected]
November 13, 2014 -- Flint, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk about "Good Without God" at Kettering University in the Academic Building 2-225 at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 13. The event is sponsored by the Kettering Secular Skeptics. Contact Jason Chapman [email protected], Lance Menard [email protected] or Austin Edwards [email protected]
November 13, 2014 -- Flint, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his preacher-to-atheist story) at the University of Michigan-Flint in the W R Murchie Science Building, Room 107 (415 E Kearsley St), at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 13. The event is sponsored by Students for Freethought. Contact Kevin Johnston [email protected]
November 12, 2014 -- Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk about "Good Without God" on Wednesday, November 12, in the Rackham Amphitheater (915 E Washington) at the University of Michigan at 6:00 pm. The Event is sponsored by the Michigan Secular Student Alliance. Contact Jon White [email protected] or Nathan Zwierzynski [email protected]
November 6, 2014 -- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire, on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 pm in the Schofield Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Eau Claire Secular Student Alliance. Contact: [email protected]
October 28, 2014 -- Los Angeles, California
Dan Barker will speak at the University of California--Los Angeles (UCLA) on Tuesday, October 28. Details to follow . . .
October 27, 2014 -- Riverside, California
Dan Barker will talk at the University of California--Riverside on Monday, October 27. Details to follow . . .
October 22, 2014 -- Pomona, California
Dan Barker will talk at Cal Poly, Pomona, on Wednesday, October 22. Details to follow . . .
October 21, 2014 -- Irvine, California
Dan Barker will talk at the University of California--Irvine on Tuesday, October 21. Details to follow.
October 19, 2014 - Free Congregation of Sauk County
FFRF co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at 10 AM at Freethought Hall, 307 Polk Street, Sauk City, Wis., on “The Battle of Church and State” and FFRF. The event is free and open to the public. Annie Laurie and Dan Barker, who will be on hand to play a song at the piano, were actually married at the historic hall in 1987!
October 16, 2014 -- Ames, Iowa
Dan Barker will talk about "The Battle of Church and State -- Fighting to Maintain Separation" at Iowa State University on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall at Memorial Union. The event is sponsored by the Atheists and Agnostics Society (an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance) and the Committee on Lectures at ISU. Contact [email protected]
October 5, 2014 -- Dubuque, Iowa
Dan Barker will talk about his personal story and the work of the Freedom From Religion Foundation at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque on Sunday morning, October 5, at 10:00 am. The fellowship is located at 1699 Iowa Street. Contact Wendy Woodhouse at [email protected] or 563-542-4951.