July 2013

September 7-10, North Florida


Dan Barker will speak (and possibly debate) at a number of events in Tallahassee and north Florida between Saturday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 10.

Sunday morning, September 8, Tallahassee: Freethinker's Forum of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee

(For Tallahassee events, Contact Gary Whittenberger at [email protected])

Monday, September 9, Jacksonville: Jacksonville First Coast Freethought Society (Contact Earl Coggins at [email protected])

Tuesday, September 10, Tallahassee: DEBATE! Sponsored by Tallahassee Center for Inquiry

More details to follow.

May 2013

June 21-23 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dan Barker will perform a concert On Friday, June 21, and give a talk on Sunday, June 23, at the Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference (West). For details and registration, see https://www.secularstudents.org/2013con/vegas


May 2013

May 2013

June 29-30 -- Dublin, Ireland

Atheist Ireland

Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker will participate in the "Empowering Women Through Secularism" conference in Dublin, Ireland, June 29 - 30.


May 2013

September 20-22 -- Omaha, Nebraska


Dan Barker will participate in Apostacon. Details to follow . . .

May 2013

September 27-28 -- Madison, Wisconsin

April 2013

May 4 -- Orlando, Florida

Univ Central Florida

“Is there a God?" A discussion with Dan Barker and Imam Muhammad Musri. On Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 am, Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation will have a public discussion with Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida at the University of Central Florida. The event, organized by the Central Florida Freethought Community (a chapter of FFRF) and the Secular Student Alliance at UCF (see their Facebook page), will take place in Room 221 CD in the Key West Ballroom in the Student Union (4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Building number 52). Free parking is available in Garage A, Garage I, and Lot H4 (map at http://ssaucf.com/events/ParkingFootpath.jpg). For more details see Facebook page or contact David Williamson at [email protected]

April 2013

May 2 -- Orlando, Florida

Day of Reason

The Central Florida Freethought Community (a chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) will host a pizza party, not to celebrate the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, but a National Day of Reason, on which day the chapter will have distributed freethought literature in 11 Orange County high schools. This distribution is a response to the fact that bibles were distributed in those same schools. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando (1901 East Robinson Street). FFRF's Dan Barker will be present at the event, as well as students representing a number of campus freethought clubs in the area. Contact CFFC president David Williamson at [email protected]

April 2013

April 24 -- Appleton, Wisconsin

April 2013

April 21 -- Sacramento, California

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FOR FFRF MEMBERS ONLY. There will be a private brunch on Sunday, April 21, at 10:00 am in Old Sacramento for members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation interested in the newly formed Sacramento FFRF Chapter. See details here.

March 2013

April 20 -- Sacramento, California

CSU Sacramento

Dan Barker will talk about "Should Religion and Government be Separate?" at CSU Sacramento on Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 pm in Mendocino Hall 1005. (Mendocino Hall is at D2 on this map.) The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at Sac State and the newly formed Sacramento chapter of FFRF. Tickets are $12 online, and FREE with current student ID (At the door only. Subject to availability). Tickets may be purchased here. Contact Dan Pemberton at [email protected].

March 2013

March 2013

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FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, Allendale Campus, Michigan

"The Harm of Religion to Women"

Thursday, March 14, 2013
7 p.m.
Kirkhoff Center, Room 2263
Allendale Campus

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/141280662705752/

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March 7 -- Urbana, Illinois


65 Years After McCollum

Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 pm in the NCSA Auditorium (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois) following a screening of a movie about the historic 1948 McCollum decision. Free and open to the public

"The (First Amendment) clause against establishment of religion ... was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and State." -- from the Supreme Court decision in McCollum vs Board of Education

Sixty-five years after McCollum: What is the status of separation of church and state? To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case McCollum vs. Board of Education A free screening of Jay Rosenstein’s Peabody Award-winning documentary, The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today, the definitive account of McCollum vs. Board of Education

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Ken Paulson - President and CEO, The First Amendment Center; Adam Schwartz - Senior Staff Counsel, ACLU Illinois; Annie Laurie Gaylor - Co-President, Freedom From Religion Foundation; Moderator: Jay Rosenstein - Professor, Univ. of Illinois Dept. of Journalism. See Flyer for more information.

February 2013

February 2013

February 19 -- South Royalton, Vermont


FFRF co-founder and co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk about the history of FFRF and its state-church legal work at Vermont Law School (164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton VT) on Tuesday, February 19, at 5:30 pm in Oakes 007. (Guests may park anywhere. The parking lot is the first right-hand turn once you drive over the bridge.) The event is sponsored by the Secular Law Students Association at Vermont Law School. Contact Brittney Walsh at [email protected]

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February 12 -- St. Paul, Minnesota


FFRF Co-President Dan Barker will debate Catholic theologian Leroy Huizenga on the topic "Do The Gospels Give Us The Real Jesus?" on Tuesday, February 12 (Darwin Day!) for the Argument Of The Month (The Men's Forum For Catholic Apologetics) at St. Augustine's Catholic Church (basement), 408 3rd St N., South St Paul, MN 55075. There is a $12.00 charge for the event.

6:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation
8:30pm Dessert
8:45pm Q&A

 NOTE: This event was cancelled by Dan when he learned that women are excluded from attendance. See Dan's blog about the issue: http://ffrf.org/news/blog/item/16576-should-i-participate-in-a-male-only-debate?

December 2012

December 21 — Madison, Wisconsin

FFRF is hosting a noon solstice celebration on Friday, Dec. 21 from 12-1 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Capitol (GAR Memorial Hearing Room - use door 413 North or 417 North, click here for a map).

The festivities will include solstice carols with Ken Lonnquist and Dan Barker and sweet treats. Donations of non-perishable food items and money will be collected for Second Harvest. (Click here to find out what Second Harvest needs most.) Stop by to see FFRF's two Capitol displays, our Winter Solstice sign and our do-it-yourself natural Winter Solstice 'Nativity' display (countering a creche). 

More details to come. 

November 2012

December 9 — Skokie, Illinois

FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will “Debunk the Christian Nation Myth” at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. He will talk about two popular American creation myths: 1. That our country was founded as a Christian nation 2. The more refined claim that we were founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Andrew will argue that both claims are false.

For more information and directions, click here.

November 2012

December 16 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dan Barker will speak and perform for the Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration of Minnesota Atheists on Sunday, December 16. He will be joined by the Freethought Band. (5:00 Social hour; 6:00 dinner; 7:00 entertainment) The event will take place at Jimmy’s Event Center - 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 (two blocks east of I-35 & Cty Rd E). Register here. Contact Steve Peterson (651-484-9277).


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November 8—Oxford, England

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Dan Barker will participate in "The God Debate" at Oxford University on Thursday, November 8. The event is put on by The Oxford Union.

Speakers in Proposition:

Peter Hitchens - Author and former atheist now a member of Church of England 

John Lennox - Professor of Mathematics & Philosophy at Oxford

Joana McGrath - Deacon at Oxford and co-author of 'The Dawkins Delusion'


Speakers in Opposition:

Dan Barker - Co-President of Freedom From Religion Foundation, and co-host of Freethought Radio

Peter Millican - Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at Hertford College

Michael Shermer - Author and Founder of the Skeptics Society

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September 2012

November 2-3 — Mexico City, Mexico


FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will take part in the II Coloquio Mexicano de Ateismo in Mexico City. It's a celebration of freethought and skepticism. Annie Laurie will discuss "God Fixation Won't Fix Any Nation" on Saturday, November 3. For more information visit: http://www.ateosmexicanos.org/coloquio2012/.

September 2012

October 2 -- Grantham, Pennsylvania

Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on the topic "Does God Exist?" on Tuesday, October 2, at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Details to follow . . .

May 2012

May 25 - 27 -- Cologne, Germany

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the 2012 European Atheist Convention ("Perspectives of Atheism - National, Regional, Global") the weekend of May 25 - 27, 2012, in Cologne, Germany.

May 2012

May 20 – Irvine, California

Join Dan Barker at the third annual Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference. Dan will speak on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. The conference will take place Friday-Sunday. Other speakers include James Randi and Michael Shermer. The events will be held in the University of California-Irvine Student Center, Newport Beach B Room, Pereira Dr, Irvine, Calif.

Click here for a full schedule of events. 


May 2012

May 18-20 – Arlington, Virginia

Join Annie Laurie Gaylor at the 2012 Women in Secularism conference! On Saturday morning Annie Laurie will be moderating a panel on "The Intersection of Nontheism and Feminism" at 9:30 a.m. and will discuss "The History of Women in Freethought" at 11:30 a.m. At 2 p.m. she will join Greta Christina, Wafa Sultan and R. Elisabeth Cornwell in a session on "Why Women Need Freedom From Religion." 

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. Click here to view the full schedule of speakers and events. Register for the event here

April 2012

April 27 - 29 – State College, Pennsylvania

Dan will participate in several events during his "PA Year of the Bible Tour of State College."

Friday, April 27: 1:30 p.m. – Campus parade, 5:00 p.m. – "Losing Faith in Faith"
Saturday, April 28: 7:30 p.m. – Friendly Atheist
Sunday, April 29: 3:00 p.m. – Irreverent concert, 7:00 p.m. – Dialog and debate

The events are sponsored by PSU Atheist Agnostic Association, Unitarian Universalist HUUmanists and FFRF's Nittany Freethought Society. Contact Betsy and Chuck Berry for additional information.

*Click on the ad below for individual event details. 

April 2012

April 27-29 – Madison, Wisconsin

Join FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor and FFRF Constitutional Consultant Andrew Seidel at Madison's Freethought Festival 2012. Gaylor and Seidel both speak on Saturday, April 28. Click here for a full schedule. The event is hosted by Atheists, Humanities, & Agnostics of UW-Madison and co-sponsored by FFRF. The Freethought Festival will be April 27-29 in the Mosse Humanities Buliding, Rm 3650, 455 N. Park Street - UW Campus. Admission is free. Visit http://freethoughtfestival.org/ for more information. 

April 2012

April 21 -- Manila, Philippines

Dan Barker will speak at the first national atheist convention in the Philippines on Saturday, April 21.

April 2012

April 13-15, 2012 -- Melbourne, Australia

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the 2012 Global Atheist Convention, "A Celebration of Reason," in Melbourne, Australia.

March 2012

March 31 -- Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Dan Barker will perform at "Rock Beyond Belief" at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Saturday, March 31. See "Rock Beyond Belief" for a list of speakers (including Richard Dawkins) and events.

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March 2012

March 24 -- Washington DC


Washington Park Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

6-7 Registration, Social Hour; 7:00 Dinner; 8:30 Barbara Enrenreich Speech , followed by booksigning

Barbara Ehrenreich

Featuring honoree: Atheist, Feminist, Author & Columnist Barbara Ehrenreich receiving an Emperor Has No Clothes Award & post-speech booksigning. The charge is $100 to attend the “gala.” Register here.

March 2012

March 24 -- Reason Rally, Washington DC

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a Principal Sponsor of The Reason Rally, an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more. We hope you can join us!  Speakers include: Richard Dawkins, Taslima Nasrin, Jessica Ahlquist, James Randi, Annie Laurie Gaylor & Dan Barker, PZ Myers, Cristina Rad, and more. Music by Bad Religion, Tim Minchin, Dan Barker, and more.

March 2012

March 23 -- Washington DC

FFRF Pre-Reason Rally Dinner

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

5:30-6:30 Registration, social hour; 6:30 Dinner; 8:00 Entertainment, Speeches

Featuring Speaker Ellery Schempp and Dan Barker at the piano. The $55 banquet dinner can be ordered via FFRF here

You’re invited to attend an FFRF Dinner Party hosted by FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor preceding the Reason Rally, at the elegant, Irish-run Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St., N.W., Friday, March 23. Speakers will be Supreme Court victor Ellery Schempp of Schempp v. Abington, the 1963 case barring bible reading and devotional prayer in public schools, and Dan ("Friendly Neighborhood Atheist") Barker, an accomplished pianist and songwriter who will entertain at the piano. Ellery will talk on "The Real Assault Against Religious Liberty."

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