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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016

California State Capitol Building


In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are proud to have booked some amazing speakers. In addition to these speakers, we also have live entertainment and an Authors' Panel.

And don't forget Leadership Day on Saturday for those in leadership and advocacy roles at the local and state level, and our Supporters' Reception on Satuday evening where you can meet many of our speakers and enjoy wine, dessert, and more.

Early Announcement! Our 2016 Speakers:

  • Aron Ra, Podcaster
  • Sanal Edamaruku, Activist
  • David Silverman, Activist
  • Mya Saleem, Activist
  • Shelley Segal, Singer
  • Dan Arel, Author
  • David McAfee, Author
  • Steve Hill, Comedian
  • Victor Harris, Poet

and more to come!

Speaker Bios Coming Soon

Tom Manger, Secular Coalition for California

Tom MangerTom Manger, the Legislative Chair for the Secular Coalition for California (SCCA), will be speaking on secular activism in California.

The SCCA has had a number of successes helping to minimize religious bias and religious privileging in new legislation.

In this talk, Tom will give a wrap up of 2016 California legislation from a secular perspective. He will also talk about activities planned for 2017 and ways you can assist in not just enforcing the separation of church and state, but ways to reverse the many ways that religion is unduly privileged in existing laws.