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.
October 4, 2014 -- Dubuque, Iowa
Dan Barker will talk about "From Fundamentalist Preacher to Atheist — in Search of a Firmer Foundation" at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (1699 Iowa Street) on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Questions: 563 599-5084.
August 29-31 — Pittsburgh Pa.
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at the Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference on August 29-31. Learn more by clicking here.
July 11-12 -- Atheist Baseball and All-Star Freethought Conference
Join FFRF Co-President Dan Barker for Atheist Baseball and the All-Star Freethought Conference, July 11-12, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Atheists and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are partnering with the Saint Paul Saints minor league baseball team for a night of "unbelievable" fun on Friday, July 11 at 7:05pm at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. The game will be followed up with an All-Star Conference the next day at 9am at the RiverCentre in beautiful downtown St. Paul.
For more information on both events: http://mnatheists.org/news-and-media/news/8-local-news/980-atheist-baseball-and-all-star-conference-in-july
May 2 - Raleigh, North Carolina
Weekend of May 2-3, 2014 (after National Day of Reason, er, Prayer)
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
In conjunction with FFRF’s chapter, Triangle Freethought Society
Officially opens 7 PM Friday, May 2 through Saturday night
Details, registration form will be posted soon
April 24 - Deland, Florida
FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking on “How Religion Affects How Women are Treated in Society” on Thursday, April 24 at a free event at Hollis Center Lounge, Stetson University, DeLand, Fla., 6 PM, sponsored by the new Stetson Association of Secular Students. Includes buffet. See maps and parking info for the DeLand Campus (not Gulfport or Tampa Law School):
April 21 -- Reno, Nevada
Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" (his personal story) and the resurrection of Jesus on Monday, April 21, at the University of Nevada-Reno at 7:00 pm. The event, sponsored by the The Secular Student Alliance at UNR, will take place in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C. Contact Gennadiy Gurariy at [email protected]
April 20 -- Folsom, California (EASTER)
Rise and Shine Extravaganza! with Dan Barker, Easter Sunday, 10:00 am, at the 3 Stages Theater, Harris Center, Folsom, California. (10 College Parkway) Please RSVP here (opotional). Contact Judy Saint, president of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Rise and Shine Extravaganza! 10:00 AM on this Special Family Day! Featuring Dan Barker, Keith Lowell Jensen, the Mockingbirds, with Special Guest Appearance by the goddess of the spring equinox! Plus more family-friendly surprises on this special morning extravaganza!
Spend this family morning enjoying the clever songs and inspirational messages of well-known author, song writer and speaker Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, with opening stand up comedy act by our side-splitting local atheist comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. Also appearing are the Mockingbirds with their special songs just for today, plus many more surprises appropriate for everyone on this festive spring morning of celebration! We're glad the sun is out, the birds are singing, and life feels renewed everywhere! Ring in the equinox with friends new and old!
April 19 -- Turlock, California
April 17 -- Davis, California
Dan Barker will talk about "How to be good without God" at UC Davis on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 pm. The event, sponsored by The Agnostic and Atheist Student Association at UC Davis (AGASA), will take place in Wellman Hall, Room 126 (One Shields Ave, Davis CA). Contact Fran Munton, [email protected], or [email protected]
April 11-12 — Madison, Wisconsin
Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker will participate in the 3rd Freethought Festival — hosted by Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists (AHA) at UW-Madison — the weekend of April 11 & 12, 2014. Other speakers include Dan Savage, Hemant Mehta, Jamie Kilstein, Jay Rosenstein and Dale McGowan. The event is free. Register here. Contact Sam Erickson at [email protected]
April 9, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Christian Nation Myth
FFRF Colorado Springs Chapter
Wednesday April 9th at 7:00pm
Location to be announced
Free and open to all in the community
Andrew Seidel , FFRF staff Attorney
ANDREW SEIDEL graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. in neuroscience and environmental science and magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where he was awarded the Haber J. McCarthy Award for excellence in environmental law. In May of 2011, Andrew completed his Master of Laws at Denver University Sturm College of Law with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Outstanding L.L.M. Award. He joined the FFRF staff in November 2011.
April 8, Denver, Colorado
FFRF Metro Denver Chapter April Meeting
Tuesday April 8th at 6:30 PM
Secular Hub 3100 Downing #C, Denver, CO
"Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of Jefferson's wall, no matter how small"
Does it really matter if the President says "so help me god," in his oath of office? Is "in God we trust" worth fighting? Is challenging a nativity scene on public property important? Andrew Seidel argues, absolutely. The separation of state and church guaranteed by our First Amendment is one of the most important freedoms we have. We must defend the "wall of separation" against all incursions, even those that seem unimportant. Seidel will leave plenty of time for your most challenging questions.
ANDREW SEIDEL graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. in neuroscience and environmental science and magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where he was awarded the Haber J. McCarthy Award for excellence in environmental law. In May of 2011, Andrew completed his Master of Laws at Denver University Sturm College of Law with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Outstanding L.L.M. Award. He joined the FFRF staff as a constitutional consultant in November 2011.
For more information on this and other events email us at [email protected] or visit our Meet up site at www.meetup.com/FFRF-Denver
April 4–5, Lawrence, Kansas
Dan Barker will participate in ReasonFest at the University of Kansas the weekend of April 4 & 5. The event is sponsored and organized by the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics (http://kusoma.org/) Dan Barker is scheduled to speak Saturday morning, April 5, at 10:00 am in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union (1301 Jayhawk Blvd). Contact JT Eberhard at [email protected] for more information.
March 31, Portland, Oregon
An Evening with Andrew Seidel, JD, Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of Jefferson's wall, no matter how small
March 31, 2014
Lewis & Clark Law School
Legal Research Center, Building L1
Free and opten to all; free parking. Sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Law School Secular Legal Society and the FFRF Portland Chapter. Join us for conversation and refreshments following the talk.
March 14 — Green Bay, Wisconsin
Dan Barker will debate Dr. Jerry Bergman on the topic "Does God Exist?" on Friday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in the Southwest High School auditorium (1331 Packerland Drive) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The event is sponsored by The Genesis Foundation of Green Bay, a Christian apologetics group. Tickets are $10 (or $5 for students.) Register here. Contact James Kraft at [email protected].
February 19 - Drake Law Freethought Cooperative
FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel will speak about “Sweat the Small Stuff: Why we must challenge every breach of the wall between Church and State”
February 19 at 7:30 PM, Cartwight 201
Does it really matter if the President says "so help me god," in his oath of office? Is "in God we trust" worth fighting? Is challenging a nativity scene on public property important. Andrew Seidel argues, absolutely. The separation of state and church guaranteed by our First Amendment is one of the most important freedoms we have. We must defend the "wall of separation" against all incursions, even those that seem unimportant. Seidel will leave plenty of time for your most challenging questions.
The talk is free.
For more information contact: Josh Glasgow - [email protected]
February 12 — San Diego
DEBATE! "God: Supreme Being or Imaginary Friend?" FFRF's Dan Barker will debate Trent Horn (of Catholic Answers) on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 PM in the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (5998 Alcalá Park, click HERE for directions) at the University of San Diego. Admission is Free. For more information, contact [email protected].
February 11 — San Diego
There will be a Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Reception for Dan Barker hosted by the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego on Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-8:00 PM at a private residence. Suggested Minimum Donation $30.00. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/m6vtb5c. Please send any questions to Jim Eliason at [email protected]
February 10 — Couer d'Alene, Idaho
Dan Barker will talk about "Is The Bible a Good Moral Compass?" at North Idaho College, Couer d'Alene, on Monday, February 10, at 7:00 pm in Todd Hall in the Molstead Library (building 23 on campus map). The event is sponsored by the NIC Philosophy Club and the Secular Student Alliance. Contact David McKerracher at [email protected]
February 10 - UW-Parkside
FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott will be speaking at noon on Monday, February 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as part of a forum series called, "Perspectives on Religious Issues.” My talk will be called: "Drop and give me 20 prayers. The problem of military religious endorsements and ’spiritual fitness’ programming.”
The presentation will be in CART 131 on the UW Parkside campus.
Directions from Madison: take i-94 south out of the Milwaukee area. Turn east on Highway E, follow E about 5 miles (past HWY 31) to Wood Road. Left (north) on Wood Road to a roundabout which leads (west) into the main entrance to the campus on Parkside Boulevard. Take your first left onto University Drive and follow this around to Avenue of the Arts. This avenue takes you into a major parking lot, which you may use in any open space. (No citations are given on Forum dates.) Enter the Rita Tallent Pickens Regional Center for Arts and Humanities building (CART).