October 2019

October 4-6 -- Chicago, Illinois

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Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference: Activism, Feminism, and Secularism in ACTION! Presented by Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics Group, and the Women’s Leadership Project, this will be the first national secular forum exclusively focused on the perspectives and work of women of color atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics. This event will take place October 4th through the 6th at the Marriott Midway Hotel located at 6520 S. Cicero Avenue in Chicago, IL. More information and registration details are available here

October 2019

October 2 -- Boulder, Colorado

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FFRF co-president Dan Barker will speak about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his preacher-to-atheist story) at the University of Colorado-Boulder at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 2. The event, sponsored by the Secular Students and Skeptics Society at University of Colorado At Boulder, will take place in Eaton Humanities (1610 Pleasant St.) Room 245. Contact by email.

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September 2019

September 26 -- Johnson City, Tennessee

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FFRF co-president Dan Barker will talk to the Secular Humanist Alliance (a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance) at East Tennessee State University on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in the Ball Hall Auditorium (232 Sherrod Drive, Johnson City). See announcement. Contact Assistant Director of Student Activities Carter Warden.

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September 2019

September 21 -- C-SPAN

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C-SPAN2 BookTV will be airing FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel’s recent debate “Does America Have a Christian Founding?” this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The debate took place last week against George Fox University Professor Mark David Hall at the University of Louisville McConnell Center and examined the role of religion in America’s founding, as well as its role in American government today. This is a great opportunity to hear Seidel — whose new book is The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American — correct the record on Christian nationalist propaganda about America’s so-called religious founding. Tune in this Saturday at 7:30 ET!

September 2019

September 21 -- Lexington, Kentucky

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will present at the Kentucky Freethought Convention 2019 on September 21. Andrew will speak on a legal panel in the morning and discuss his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American in the afternoon. The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Secular Society, the Humanist Forum of Central Kentucky, and other organizations and will be held at the Lexington Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Registration is required. More details to follow.

September 2019

September 11 -- Louisville, Kentucky

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will debate George Fox University politics professor Mark David Hall on the topic "Did America Have a Christian Founding?" This scholarly debate will examine the role of religion in America's founding, as well as its role in American government today. The debate will take place on September 11 at 6-7:30 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville, 2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40208. Free and open to the public.

September 2019

September 9 -- Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

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FFRF's co-president Dan Barker will talk about "Libre Albedrío Explicado" (Free Will Explained) to the Secular Humanist Association of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 9 in the Anfiteatro Figueroa Chapel UPRM. Contact Cecilia Pagán (student organizer) or Eva Quiñones (with Humanists of Puerto Rico).

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September 2019

September 8 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico

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FFRF co-president Dan Barker will speak at the Asamblea of the Secular Humanists of Puerto Rico (Humanistas Seculares de Puerto Rico), which will take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 8, at the Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas (808 Avenida Ponce de León) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other speakers include David Tamayo of Hispanic American Freethinkers, Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers, and comedian Oscar Navarro. Contact Eva Quiñones, or call (787) 717-1127.

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September 2019

September 7 -- Denver, Colorado

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will discuss, field questions about, and sign his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American on Saturday, September 7 at 2-4 p.m. The event will be held at the Secular Hub, 3100 Downing St, Denver, Colorado 80205. Free and open to the public.

August 2019

August 31-September 1 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the De Balie Celebrating Dissent Festival as a panelist on “Separation of Religion from the State.” The festival will feature secular activists from around the world and a number of panels on women’s dissent from religious dogmas. The festival will take place in Amsterdam on August 31 through September 1. Tickets are now available.

August 2019

August 30 -- Valencia, Spain

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FFRF Co-president Dan Barker will be speaking to a newly forming group of humanists in Valencia, Spain, at 8:00 pm on Friday, August 30. The group is associated with Humanists International, of which FFRF is a member. If you are interested in attending the dinner at a country home in Ontinyet, contact the local organizer by email or through WhatsApp (+34 639774830) for details.

August 2019

August 25 -- Austin TX

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will appear at the Freethought Library, 1507 West Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas on August 25th from 11:30-12:30 to discuss, field questions, and sign his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. Sponsored by The Atheist Community of Austin, this event will be followed by live interviews on the Talk Heathen call-in show at 1:00 PM and The Atheist Experience at 3:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

August 2019

August 24 -- Houston, Texas

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will discuss, field questions about, and sign his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American on Saturday, August 24 at 2-3 p.m. The event will be held at Barnes & Noble, 2030 W. Gray Street, Houston, Texas 77019. Free and open to the public, please contact the store for more information.

August 2019

August 23 -- Hurst, Texas

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will discuss his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American on Friday, August 23 at 7-9p.m. The event is hosted by the DFW chapter of FFRF and will be held at Pathways Church (Unitarian Universalist Church), 481 W Harwood Rd, Hurst, Texas 76054.

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August 22 -- San Antonio, Texas

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will talk about his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American on Thursday, August 22 at 5:30-9p.m. The talk will begin at 7p.m. The event is hosted by the Freethinkers Association of Central Texas and will be held at Scuzzi's Italian Restaurant, 4035 North Loop 1604 W, Suite 102, San Antonio, Texas 78257. Andrew will be signing his book, which will be sold at the event for $25. There is a suggested voluntary donation of $10 to attend the event.

July 2019

July 27 - 28 -- Cambridge, England

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FFRF co-president Dan Barker will talk about "The Harm of Faith Healing" at the Rationalist International Conference 2019 in the Møller Center at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK, during the weekend of July 27-28. Details to follow. Contact [email protected]

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July 2019

July 27 -- Aurora, Colorado

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Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the 2019 Colorado Secular Conference on Saturday, July 27 at 4:25 p.m. The event will be held at The Summit Conference and Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011. You can purchase tickets here; if you are traveling from outside of Denver, you can use the coupon code "travelers" for a 15% discount. Contact [email protected] with questions. 

July 2019

July 25 -- London, England

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Dan Barker, former minister and current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, will talk about "Mind The Dogma" (telling his personal preacher-to-atheist story) at Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London) on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm. All funds raised from the sales of the tickets will go to The Humanist International "Protect Humanists at Risk" campaign. (FFRF is a member of Humanists International.) Event registration details to follow . . . Contact [email protected]

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July 2019

July 24 -- Liverpool, UK

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Dan Barker will talk about "Freedom From Religion" to the Liverpool Humanists (a member of Humanists International) on Wednesday, July 24, at 7:00 pm in the Quaker Meeting House (22 School Ln). Contact Liverpool Humanist Chair.

July 2019

July 23 -- Manchester UK

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Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his preacher-to-atheist story) for the Greater Manchester Humanists (a member of Humanists International) on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm in the Friends Meeting House (6 Mount St) in Manchester, UK. Contact Manchester Humanists.

July 2019

July 12-14 -- Los Angeles, California

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will speak at the Secular Student Alliance National Conference about his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The conference will take place July 12-14 at the University Religious Center on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Registration is required. For questions, contact [email protected] Andrew will deliver his talk entitled, "Fighting Christian Nationalism" on Sunday, July 14th at 11:00 am followed by a book signing.

July 2019

July 1 -- Boca Raton, Florida

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Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists (FLASH) will host Andrew Seidel on Monday, July 1 for a book talk on his first book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Duffy's Sports Grill, 21212 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33433.

June 2019

June 30 -- Winter Park, Florida

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FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will talk about his new book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American, hosted by the Central Florida Freethought Community on Sunday, June 30. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park, 32789. For questions, contact [email protected].

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June 2019

June 30 -- Los Angeles, California

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FFRF co-President Dan Barker will perform a freethought concert at 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, at Bobbie Kirkhart's Heretic House (724 Edgeware Rd). The event is sponsored by Atheists United. Contact Christine Jones. See Religion News Service story about Heretic House.

June 2019

June 11 -- Chicago, Illinois

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The FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter will host FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel and University of Chicago Professor of Evolutionary Biology Jerry Coyne to discuss Andrew's debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. Professor Coyne will conduct a sit-down interview with Andrew about the book. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East building, Fort Dearborn Room B, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607. Admission is free.

May 2019

May 26 -- Seattle, Washington

FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will be doing a book talk and signing for his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. The book talk will take place at Barnes & Noble, 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125.

May 2019

May 23 -- Atlanta, Georgia

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The FFRF of Georgia chapter will host Andrew Seidel on Thursday, May 23 for a book talk where he will discuss his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will take place at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Atlanta Freethought Hall, 4775 N Church Lane SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. For questions, contact [email protected]

May 2019

May 22 -- Greenville, South Carolina

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The Piedmont Humanists will host a book talk on Wednesday, May 22 where Andrew Seidel will discuss his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Pelham Road Library meeting room, 1508 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC. 29615.

May 2019

May 21 -- North Charleston, South Carolina

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Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will host a book talk on Tuesday, May 21 where Andrew Seidel will discuss his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Dorchester Library Auditorium, 6325 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418. For questions, contact [email protected]

May 2019

May 20 -- Raleigh, North Carolina

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Triangle Freethought Society will host a book talk on Monday, May 20 where Andrew Seidel will discuss his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607.

May 2019

May 19 -- Knoxville, Tennessee

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Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney and FFRF's Director of Strategic Response, will talk about his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. The event will be held at Pellissippi State Community College Goins Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Andrew will be hosted by the FFRF East Tennessee chapter and the Rationalists of East Tennessee. There will be a reception with books available for purchase after the presentation.

May 2019

May 19 - 23

Andrew Seidel Book Tour

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FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel will be going on a book tour to promote his first book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. Andrew's work of nonfiction illustrates that, not only are we not a Christian nation, but Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the values on which America was founded. Religion, law, and history collide in this provocative conversation. Hear Andrew speak about his book at one of these events:

  • Sunday, May 19 in Tennessee - Hosted by FFRF East Tennessee / Rationalists of East Tennessee
  • Monday, May 20 in North Carolina - Hosted by Triangle Freethought Society in Raleigh
  • Tuesday, May 21 in South Carolina - Hosted by Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston
  • Wednesday, May 22 in South Carolina - Hosted by Piedmont Humanists in Greenville
  • Thursday, May 23 in Georgia - Hosted by Freedom From Religion Foundation of Georgia

More details to follow. Preorder The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American here.

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May 2019

May 16 -- Madison, Wisconsin

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For the first time, FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will be signing his debut book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American. The event will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Freethought Hall in Madison, WI. Andrew will briefly discuss the book followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale for $25. For more information, please call 608-256-8900.

April 2019

April 25 -- Wausau, Wisconsin

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Dan Barker will debate pastor Charlie Salamone of Downtown Mission Church on the topic "Should We Believe in the God of the Bible?" at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, in the Wausau East High School Auditorium. The event, which is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, is hosted by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship along with the Central Wisconsin Atheist Society, in partnership with Downtown Mission Church and The Freedom From Religion Foundation. Contact Josiah Winterhoff.

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April 2019

April 23 -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Dan Barker will talk to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community about his new book Mere Morality on Tuesday, April 23, in Pittsburgh. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 5048 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213. For questions, contact FFRF Executive Board chairman Stephen Hirtle.

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April 2019

April 18 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his preacher-to-atheist story) at the University of Minnesota at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 18 in Tate Hall (116 Church Street SE). The event is sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH, "the best damned group on campus since 1991" -- the longest continuously operating secular campus club in the country). Contact Byron Rusnak.

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April 2019

April 16 -- Iowa City, Iowa

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Dan Barker will talk about "How to be good without God" at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the University of Iowa Secular Student Alliance and will be held at Gilmore Hall, Room 106, 112 N Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52242. For questions, contact Kennisha Entsminger.

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April 2019

April 11 -- Florence, Alabama

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Dan Barker will debate Dr. Joel Anderson at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the University of North Alabama. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at the University of North Alabama and will take place at the University of North Alabama campus Communications Building, Screening Room 131, N Pine St, Florence, AL 35630. For questions, contact [email protected]

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April 2019

April 9 -- Logan, Utah

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Dan Barker will debate Bryan Hurlbutt of Ratio Christi about God's existence at Utah State University on Tuesday, April 9. The event is co-sponsored by the Utah State University Secular Student Alliance and USUSA InterVarsity and will be held at 6 p.m. at Eccles Science Learning Center 130, Logan, UT 84321. The building is directly north of Old Main. For questions, contact [email protected].

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April 2019

April 7 -- La Crosse, Wisconsin

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FFRF Staff Attorney Sam Grover will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse on Sunday, April 7 about "Civil Rights in the Age of Religious Refusal." Sam will discuss how modern cries for "religious freedom" in the United States are being made not in defense of religious thought, but as an attack on the civil rights of marginalized groups, especially the LGBTQ community. The service starts at 10am (nursery is open for childcare starting at 9:30 am), and will be held at 401 West Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601. There is parking across West Avenue on the street between Aquinas High School and First Lutheran Church.

March 2019

March 29 -- Madison, Wisconsin

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FFRF Staff Attorney Liz Cavell will be speaking at the Freethought Festival on Friday, March 29. Liz will speak at 4:30 p.m. about "The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision and the future of anti-discrimination laws." The event is hosted by Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA) at UW-Madison and will take place at Gordon Dining and Event Center, Symphony Room, 770 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706. For detailed information, you can find the event page here. Contact [email protected] for questions.

March 2019

March 29 - 31 -- Warsaw, Poland

DNI ATEIZMU 2019

FFRF co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker will participate in the DNI ATEIZMU "Days of Atheism" conference in Warsaw, Poland, which will take place Friday - Sunday, March 29 - 31. The event is organized by Fundacja im. Kazimierza Łyszczyńskiego (The Casimir Liszinski Foundation). For questions, contact Nina Sankari at [email protected].

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March 2019

March 25 -- Blacksburg, Virginia

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Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith In Faith" to the Secular Student Alliance at Virginia Tech on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 pm in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium (see I-4 on campus map) on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Contact [email protected]

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March 2019

March 24 -- Roanoke, Virginia

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Dan Barker will talk to the Secular Humanists of Roanoke, Virginia (SHOR, a chapter of Washington Area Secular Humanists) at 2:00 pm at the Vinton Library (300 South Pollard St, Vinton, VA). Contact [email protected].

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March 2019

March 18 -- Gainesville, Georgia

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Dan Barker will debate Christian apologist Nick Peters on the topic "Does God Exist?" at the University of North Georgia (Gainesville campus) on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm in the Robinson Ballroom of the Student Center (building #3 on this map). The event is organized by The Atheist Nighthawks (a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance). Contact [email protected].

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March 2019

March 14 -- Phoenix, Arizona

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Dan Barker will talk about Mere Morality to Phoenix-area freethinkers and humanists at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. The event will take place at the Humanist Community Center (627 W Rio Salado Pkwy Mesa, AZ 85201) and is hosted by the forming chapter FFRF Valley of the Sun and Secular Communities. For more information, visit the Meetup event page. Contact Jennifer at [email protected]

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March 13 -- Phoenix, Arizona

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Dan Barker will talk about God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction to the Secular Sun Devils at Arizona State University on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00 pm in Room 240 of the Memorial Union, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281. With questions, contact [email protected]

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March 2019

March 7 -- Arlington, Texas

Maverick Secular Society

Dan Barker will give a talk for the Maverick Secular Society on Thursday, March 7, at the University of Texas-Arlington. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in Science Hall, 502 Yates St, Arlington, Texas 76010. For questions, contact [email protected]

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March 2019

March 5 -- Couer d'Alene, Idaho

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Dan Barker will talk about "The Battle of Church and State" to the Secular Student Alliance at North Idaho College (Coeur d-Alene, Idaho) at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, in the Lake Couer d'Alene room in the Student Union Building (College Drive, building #4 on this map). Contact [email protected]

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March 2019

March 4 -- Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American

FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel will talk about his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Monday, March 4. The event will take place at 12 noon in Greenquist Hall L101, University Dr, Kenosha, WI 53144. This Religious Issues Forum is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Wayne Johnson at 262-554-1613.

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