Join us at the McGeorge School of Law at 3200 Fifth Ave, in Sacramento, CA. Look for Classroom C, on Fifth Ave. Follow the signs!
- Setting and Achieving Group Goals
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Meetings that Succeed
- Leadership Transition
- Growing Your Group
- Lobbying and the Political Game
- Networking with Other Groups
- The 2013 Calendar
- The Sacramento Area COR Vision
Are you a leader, organizer, or volunteer for a Meetup group, student club, or any other freethought group? Then this day was created for you.
Leadership Day is Sunday, October 7, following Freethought Day, with a tentative schedule from 9am - 3:30pm. We are returning to the McGeorge School of Law for this special day.
Network with other organizers while learning how to boost your membership, streamline meetings, share resources, and plan for succession. Get tips from the pros and advice from your peers.
Leadership Day is made possible through the United Coalition of Reason, the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason, the Secular Student Alliance, and the Secular Coalition of America.
It's free to attend, although donations are always welcome. Register online here -- the same link to register for a table or sponsorship for your organization at Freethought Day.
Lunch will be covered, and those who want to donate are certainly welcome to do so.
About the Speakers
Fighting for civil rights at an early age and later working in many Humanist /Atheist / Freethought organizations, much of his life has revolved around progressive activism.
He has been President of the American Humanist Association, on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist group, HUUmanists; member of the North American Committee for Humanism; an adjunct faculty member of the Humanist Institute, and the University of Chicago. He has taught widely at major universities. He was one of the founders of SMART Recovery a Self Management and Recovery Training recovery program for addictions.
He was successful in the chemical business while enjoying the love of his partner and three children and now lives in Wilmington, NC.
Chris Lombardi is the Government Relations Manager of the Secular Coalition of America. Chris moved to Washington D.C. in 2007 where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on a diverse portfolio of issues.
Hailing from the Midwest and a proud Hoosier, Chris graduated from Indiana University in 2002. When not in the office, you can likely find him swimming, biking, or running somewhere in D.C.
Ashley Paramore, Secular Student Alliance - Development Director
Ashley Paramore is the Secular Student Alliance Development Director. She has been involved in the freethought movement since 2007, when she brought together atheists/freethinkers/humanists in Columbus, OH by starting a chapter of the Rational Response Squad and then later via another organization called Omnipresent Atheists.
She went on to serve as the chair of Students for Freethought @ Ohio State from 2007 to 2009. Ashley also served on the board of directors of the Secular Student Alliance from 2008 to 2010.
Sharon Moss, Secular Student Alliance
Bio coming soon.
Larry Hicok, California State Director, American Atheists
Larry was an atheist activist in high school in the 1960's in Albany, Oregon. With the help of the ACLU, he forced his public school to discontinue a student Chaplain who said grace at school events. His activism was reignited after 9/11 made clear just how destructive true believers can be. He became the Coordinator of East Bay Atheists in Berkeley in 2003. At the same time he joined the Steering Committee of San Francisco Atheists, becoming its Program Director for several years.
In 2010 he became the California State Director of American Atheists. In 2011 he founded Atheist Advocates of San Francisco, convinced that atheist political activism is necessary if we are to affect change. He also Co-Coordinated the Rapture Regional Atheist Meeting (RAM) in Oakland in May of 2011, an event that received major publicity in the US, Europe and Australia.
He played a prominent role in organizing the protest last July that forced the Oakland Zoo to remove the Ten Commandments from City property. He is currently working with other activists in fighting the Albany Hill Cross, while organizing speakers for two atheist groups and generally enjoying being a part of our movement.