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.""
March 3 -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
March 2 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dan Barker will give an informal talk and participate in a discussion with students and audience members for the University of Toronto Secular Alliance on Friday, March 2nd, at 4:00 pm in room 240 of the main building at University College (University of Toronto -- see map). Address: 15 King's College Circle. Contact Mehdi Zabet (647-261-3784).
March 1 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at York University at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 1 on the Keele campus. The event, sponsored by FreeSAY (Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Atheists at York), will take place in Accolade West Building Room 109. The cost for the event will be $5 for York Students or $7 for Non Students. (Tickets are available for sale on freesay.wordpress.com.) Contact D'Arcy McNaughton.
October 12-13, 2012 -- Portland, Oregon
35th Annual Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention! Join FFRF Oct. 12-13, in Portland, Ore. Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, mystery novelist Sara Paretsky, journalist Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children and Clergy Project “graduates,” Jerry DeWitt and Teresa MacBain. For more information visit: http://ffrf.org/outreach/convention/.
February 3, 2012 -- Iowa City, Iowa
Dan Barker will talk at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, on Friday, February 3, at 6:30 pm. The event, hosted by UI Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, and Freethinkers, will take place in the Pappajohn Business Building, room C125 (on Clinton and Market, across from the Pentacrest). Contact Asher Stuhlman.
February 2, 2012 -- Pella, Iowa
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" and "Good Without God" at Central College in Pella, Iowa, on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm. [NOTE LOCATION CHANGE! No longer in the Maytag Student Center] The event, hosted by Central College Secular Student Alliance, will take place in Recital Hall in the Cox-Snow Music building (on University St., south of the Maytag building, bldg 10 on map). Contact SSA president Kendra Haack.
December 17 -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dan Barker will speak at the Winter Solstice banquet for the Society of Ontario Freethinkers (SOFREE) On Saturday, December 17. Time: 6:30 pm (appetizers & drinks); 7:00 pm (dinner & entertainment). Location: King Street North near Highway 85 in Waterloo, Ontario (venue details provided with paid reservation). Program: "This year's festive event includes: catered dinner buffet (meat & vegetarian options), live music and engaging talks with guest speakers: DAN BARKER (co-president, Freedom from Religion Foundation) and CHRISTOPHER diCARLO (author of "How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions"). PLUS: draw for complimentary membership, free parking, and all taxes included. For details, please see: www.sofree.ca. Advance tickets only. NO tickets at the door. Early bird prices to Dec. 7: $30 (SOFREE members); $35 (non-members). Prices after Dec. 7: $35 (SOFREE members); $40 (non-members). Deadline for all reservations: Dec. 13
November 30 -- Madison, Wisconsin
In cooperation with President Obama's "White House Interfaith & Community Service" Challenge, Dan Barker will represent the "nonfaith" community with a talk about "The importance of state/church separation" at the University of Wisconsin, on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:00 pm in room 6210 of the Sewell Social Sciences Building. The event is sponsored by AHA! (Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics @ UW-Madison). Contact AHA! president Chris Calvey at christophercalvey[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
November 19 -- Springfield, Missouri
November 14 -- Corvallis, Oregon
Dan Barker will debate Father Lucas on the topic "Is There is an Absolute Basis for Morality?" at Oregon State University at 7:00 pm on Monday evening, November 14, in the Milam Auditorium (on SW Campus and SW 26th). The event is sponsored by the Socratic Club of Oregon State. (Contact Gary Ferngren at gferngren[AT]oregonstate[DOT]edu.) See the story in Oregon Faith Report: "OSU to debate absolute morals."
November 12 – Walla Walla, Washington
Dan will speak Saturday, November 12 at 5:00 pm in the Kimball Theater at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Contact Margaret Eismeier at [email protected].
November 11 – Moscow, Idaho
Dan Barker will speak at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 11th in the Clearwater/Whitewater room in the Commons at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The event is co-sponsored by Freethought Moscow (a student group at the University of Idaho) and Secular Cougs (a student group at Washington State). Contact Mike Steffens at stef1046[AT]vandals[DOT]uidaho[DOT]edu.
November 5 -- Indianapolis, Indiana
Dan Barker will talk at the Center For Inquiry-Indiana on Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 pm. He will be speaking on The Clergy Project (support group for ministers who don't believe) and entertaining with songs from his freethought music collection. Snacks and beverages will be provided.The event will take place at 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Seating is limited: Purchase your ticket online or at CFI-Indiana. (CFI members and FFRF members, $10.00; Public: $15.00)
November 3 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dan Barker will debate Hamza Tzortzis on the topic "Is Atheism or Islam more rational?" on Thursday, November 3, at 8:00 pm in Smith Hall - Room 100 at University of Minnesota. The debate is sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists and Building Blocks of Islam. Contact Jeffrey Mondloch.
October 26 -- La Crosse, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will debate Dr. Paul Helseth on the topic "Can religion and government be strictly separate?" on Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 pm in the Carwright Center's Valhalla Room at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The debate, moderated by Hank Zumach, is sponsored by the La Crosse Area Freethought Society and La Crosse Secular Student Society.
October 24 -- Stockton California
Dan Barker will talk about “Good Without God” on Monday, 10/24, 6:00 pm at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Janet Leigh Theater. Contact Jeremy Hixson at ‘[email protected]’
October 21 -- Chico California
Dan Barker will talk about “Losing Faith in Faith” on Friday, 10/21, 7:00 pm at Cal State University-Chico, PAC 134 (NOTE: The event will no longer be held in Holt 170, PAC 134 is an auditorium in the Performing Arts Center. A sign will be posted outside of Holt for further instructions). Contact Eddie Vela at ‘[email protected]’ (530) 898-4926 and Evan Brown ‘[email protected]’
October 20 -- Sacramento California 3:30 pm
Dan Barker will talk at Sierra College, 3:30 pm. Rocklin Campus, Walker Hall, Room D12. Contact Robert Sacerich at ‘[email protected]’
October 20 -- Sacramento California 7:30 pm
Dan Barker will talk at 7:30 pm: Sacramento City College, Student Center, “Good Without God.” Contact Don Button at ‘[email protected]’, 916-558-2415 (ofc) 916-396-1134 (cel)
October 18 -- Whitewater, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will talk about "How to be good without God" at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 pm in Highland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium (1000) on Starin Ave. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at UW Whitewater (Facebook page). Contact Dustin at (847) 951-4330.
October 15 -- Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Tennessee
Dan Barker will give an informal talk to MASH (the Military Atheists and Secular Humanists of Fort Campbell) at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, at 4:00 pm at The Looking Glass restaurant (329 Warfield Blvd) in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event is an informal meal. Please contact Grace Quiroz at grace[DOT]quiroz[AT]live.com, (281) 515-3838.
October 14 -- Murray, Kentucky
Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God" at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 14th, at Murray State University in the Freed M. Curd Auditorium. (The auditorium is in the IT building across from the Curris Center) The event is sponsored by MISFITS (Murray State Freethinkers) and the SORS group (Murray State student Organization for Reason and Science).Contact professor William Zingrone (wzingrone[AT]murraystate[DOT]edu).
October 13 -- Clarksville Tennessee
Dan Barker will talk at Austin Peay University art 7:00 pm on Thursday night, October 13, in the Clement Auditorium at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee. (Clement Auditorium is at the corner of College St. and Henry St. See interactive map.) Dan's talk -- Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists -- is sponsored by Students for Secular Humanism at Austin Peay State University. Contact Kate Cervantes at kateandrudy[AT]me[DOT]com, (931)220-5229
October 7-9, Hartford, Connecticut
34th annual convention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. See http://ffrf.org/outreach/convention/
September 29, Allendale, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk on "Is the bible an acceptable guide for morality?" at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, September 29, at 9:15 pm at the Allendale campus in the Kirkhof Center - RM 2263 (located at E5 on this pdf map). The event is sponsored by the Center For Inquiry/Grand Valley freethought club . . . details to follow. Contact Ellen Lundgren at lundgree[AT]mail[DOT]gvsu[DOT]edu.
September 28 -- Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God" to Center For Inquiry Michigan on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm at the Women's City Club - Upper Level, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids. Contact Jennifer Beahan at jbeahan[AT]centerforinquiry[DOT]net or Jeff Seaver at jseaver[AT]centerforinquiry[DOT]net
September 18 -- San Diego
September 14 -- Zionsville, Indiana
Dan Barker will participate in a panel debate on "Morality: Atheist, Agnostic, and Religious Perspectives," at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, Zionsville IN. (317) 873-2623. Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel and Rev. Art Collins of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the other participants. Contact Scott Tyring at STyring(AT)zumc(DOT)org.
August 20 -- New Orleans
Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association Silk Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, August 20 at 6:30pm. The event will take place at Smilies Restaurant, 5725 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. ($40.00 per person for paid NOSHA members; $45.00 per person for non-members) If you would like to pay online go to: nosha.info/calendar.html and scroll down to the PayPal link and select your number of tickets. If you'd like to pay by check, or for more information, contact Harry Greenberger (504) 282-5459.
July 29-31 -- Columbus, Ohio
Dan Barker will talk at the annual conference of the Secular Student Alliance the weekend of July 29 - 31, 2011.
July 1 - 3 -- Lake Hypatia, Alabama
FFRF's annual Fourth of July Weekend Advance, July 1-3, 2011. Sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Alabama Freethought Association.
June 3-5 -- Dublin, Ireland
Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the World Atheist Convention 2011 in Dublin Ireland, the weekend of June 3 - 5, 2011.
May 15 -- St. Peter, Minnesota
Dan Barker will debate Jon Kaus on the topic "Can we be good without God?" at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 pm in Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Details to follow . . .
May 6-7 -- Lawrence, Kansas
Dan Barker and Annie Laurie will participate in Reason Fest at the University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas, the weekend of May 6 & 7. Dan will debate the existence of God on Friday, March 6, with theologian John-Mark Miravalle. Annie Laurie will talk about "America Doesn't Have a Prayer" on Saturday. The event is sponsored by SOMA (Society of Open Minded Atheists), a student group on campus, and by the Secular Student Alliance. Email reasonfest[AT]gmail.com. Phone 785-256-0772.
April 23, 24 -- Tucson, Arizona
Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist" (the title of his new book) to the Center for Inquiry in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 am. The event will take place at 1501 N Campbell Ave, at DuVal Auditorium near the University of Arizona campus. There will be a Café Inquiry at 8-9:15 and the program starts at 10 am and ends at noon. The event is free but donations are accepted to defray expenses. Contact Jerry Karches at jkarches[AT]swhaz[DOT]com. (If interested in attending a dinner the night before, April 23, contact Pat Cowan at kitkatjam[AT]comcast.net.)
April 14 -- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will debate Wade Duroe of Chippewa Falls' Crossroads Church on the separation of church and state on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 pm in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The event is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley ACLU and the College Freethought Society. Contact Tyler Schimmel.
April 13 -- Ripon, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will talk at Ripon College on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the East Hall Little Theater (see campus map). His talk, "Losing Faith in Faith: How an Evangelical Preacher became a Prominent Atheist," is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at Ripon College (Facebook page). See the school's press release about the event.
April 10 -- Teaneck New Jersey
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his story of deconversion from preacher to atheist) and about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County on Sunday, April 10, at 11:00 am. The Ethical Culture Society is located at 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Phone: 201-836-5187. For more details, email ken(AT)ethicalfocus(DOT)org
March 7 - DEBATE! San Diego, California
Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on the topic "Is religion the problem?" on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at UC San Diego, Price Center West Ballroom. (Directions to Price Center (pdf)) Sponsored by The California Review, College Republicans, Christians United for Israel, and The Intercollegiate Studies Institute. More details to follow. See debate flyer.
March 4 - Palm Desert, California
Dan Barker will talk to the Secular Student Alliance at the College of the Desert (43-500 Monterey Ave) in Palm Desert, Calif., on Friday, March 4 at 3:00 pm. The event will take place in the Multipurpose Room of Craven Student Center. For more information, contact secularstudentscod(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
February 28 -- Indiana, Pennsylvania
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at Indiana University at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 28, in Pratt Hall, Room 303, in the Center for Student Life (201 Pratt Drive) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (See "Six O'Clock Series" announcement of the event.) The event is cosponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at IUP. (For more information, see the contact info at that link. Or call professor John Mueller at 724.357.4541)
February 27 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
February 18 - 20, Thousand Oaks, California
Dan Barker will participate in the Southern California Leadership Conference of the Secular Student Alliance at California Lutheran University the weekend of February 18 - 20, 2011. The event, hosted by the freethought club Secular Student Alliance at California Lutheran University, is open to the public.
January 27 - Naperville, Illinois
Dan Barker will give a talk to the West Suburban Chapter of Americans United For the Separation of Church and State on Thursday, January 27, at 7:30 pm. (Doors open at 7:00 pm for Social and Refreshments.) The event will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville IL 60565. Free parking and free admission. See the Announcement Flyer. For more details, email John Wesser.
January 24 - Corvallis, Oregon
"Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife." Dan Barker will debate Dinesh D'Souza on Monday, January 24, at Oregon State University. The event, sponsored by the Socratic Club at Oregon State University, will take place in Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center, at 7 p.m. (Photo above by Ingrid Laas, taken at the debate at the University of Wisconsin on October 14, 2010.)