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Sacramento Freethought Day

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at the Californa State Capitol

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

California State Capitol
Sacramento, CA

Speakers

In celebration of our 13th 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 Advocacy Day on Monday for those interested in taking a political stance, and our Supporters' Reception on Satuday evening where you can meet many of our speakers and enjoy wine, dessert, and more.

Rebecca Watson, SkepChick

Bio and photo coming soon.

Rebecca will be our last speaker of the day.

Phil Zuckerman, author of Living the Secular Life

Phil ZuckermanPhil is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California where he founded the first Secular Studies department in the nation.

Phil is the author of several books, including Living the Secular LifeFaith No More, and Society Without God. He has also edited several volumes, including Atheism and Secularity, and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois. Phil’s books have been translated and published in Danish, Farsi, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Italian.

Phil writes a regular blog for Psychology Today titled  “The Secular Life” and he also writes for the Huffington Post. His work has also been published in various scholarly journals, such as Sociology Compass, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior, and Religion, Brain, and Behavior.

He lives in Claremont, California, with his with and three children.

Phil will be our first speaker, starting just before noon.

Ross Blocher, of the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie!

Bio and photo coming soon.

Ross will be speaking in the late-afternoon.

Dan Arel, author of Parenting without God

Dan ArelDan is the author of Parenting Without God as well as a freelance columnist who writes pieces for AlterNet, Salon and The Huffington Post. Dan is a Special Correspondent for American Atheists and has a regular column in American Atheists Magazine, as well as a Patheos Network blog called Danthropology.

Living in San Diego, CA with his family, Dan writes on secular parenting, science, religion and politics.

Learn more about Dan on his website and his blog.

Dan will be speaking in the mid-afternoon.

Tom Manger, from the Secular Coalition for California

Bio and photo coming soon.

Tom will be speaking just after lunch.

Community Announcements

In addition to our great line-up of speakers, we'll also have community announcements from: