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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016

California State Capitol Building

New Indoor Location

Because of the weather, we are moving Freethought Day inside to:
1804 Tribute Rd
Sacramento, CA 95815

Secular Leadership Day Supporters' Reception Secular Advocacy Day

Our 2016 Speakers, Authors, and other Guests:

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are proud to have booked some amazing speakers:

Featured Speakers:

Aron Ra

Aron Ra, Pres. Atheist Alliance of America

Sanal Edamaruku

Sanal Edamaruku, Pres. Rationalist International

David Silverman

David Silverman, Pres. American Atheists

Nas Ishmael, Ex-Muslim Activist

Cidney Fisk

Cidney Fisk, Student Activist

Special Guests:

Mercedes Macias

Mercedes Macías, Chico City Council Candidate

Community Panel:

Amanda Metskas

Amanda Metskas, Camp Quest

Tom Manger

Tom Manger, Secular Coalition for California

Melissa Pugh

Melissa Pugh, United COR

Rebecca Hensler

Rebecca Hensler, Grief Beyond Belief

Live Entertainment:

Shelley Segal

Shelley Segal, Singer-Songwriter

Steve Hill

Steve Hill, Comedian

Victor Harris

Victor Harris, Poet

Dallas Darnell  Dallas Darnell, Guitarist 
Uncle Sam  Uncle Sam

Author's Panel:

Dan Arel

Dan Arel, Author and Journalist

Elbe Spurling

Elbe Spurling, Author

David McAfee

David McAfee, Author

Bill Zuersher

Bill Zuersher, Author

And don't forget:

  • Leadership Day on Saturday for those in leadership and advocacy roles at the local and state level
  • Supporters' Reception on Saturday evening where you can meet many of our speakers and enjoy wine, dessert, and more
  • Advocacy Day on Monday where you'll be able to share your secular voice with our state's elected officials inside the Capitol