California Freethought Day 2017

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    The 16th annual California Freethought Day combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference.

    Join us for engaging speakers, live entertainment, an authors' and podcasters' panel, door prizes, and more!

    We are thrilled to share with you the many people who will be speaking, entertaining, and participating at our Authors' and Podcasters' Panel at this year's Freethought Day (and the Supporters' Reception the night before):

    Sikivu Hutchinson, African-American Feminist Author 

    David Smalley, Host of the Dogma Debate podcast

    Larry Decker, ED of Secular Coalition for America

    Elizabeth Lagesse, Arrested for Protesting the Inauguration

    David Tamayo, President of the Hispanic American Freethinkers

    Jessica Xiao, Asian-American Feminist, Writer, Humanist

    Thomas Smith, Host of the Serious Inquiries Only podcast

    Candace Gorham, Author

    Elbe Spurling, Author, The Brick Bible

    Richard Carrier, Author

    Rebecca HenslerAuthor

    David Fitzgerald, Author

    Melissa Pugh, United Coalition of Reason

    Victor Harris, Poet 

    Tickets and Registration

    Admission is free (and donations are great), but we want you to register to ensure we have adequate chairs and programs.

    Register Here Today The only way to be eligible for $300 in door prizes is to register.

    Donate $25 or more for a free "Supporter" keepsake button and you'll get access to free drinks and snacks during the main event.

    Donate $75 or more and join us at the Supporters' Reception on Saturday, October 14 with most of our speakers and other guests. Details

    Support the Event

    California Freethought Day is an entirely non-profit event, supported by our community. Your donation helps us cover insurance, advertising, equipment, speaker travel, and food for our volunteers.

    Here are four ways you can help make Freethought Day a continued success:

    Donate: Those that wish to support Freethought Day will be recognized in the program and on the website. And you can show your support with a keepsake button, all for just $25. You'll get free drinks and snacks during the main event. Details

    Fundraising Reception: Attend this special evening event on Saturday, October 14th featuring live entertainment, a selection of great appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and the company of our speakers starting at $75. Also includes drinks and snacks at Freethought Day. Details

    Sponsor: Businesses and organizations looking for exposure can sponsor Freethought Day starting at just $150. Benefits include reception attendance, on-stage announcements, an exhibitor table, program advertisements, reception tickets, and more. Details

    For questions regarding support and volunteering, please contact David Diskin at

    Freethought Weekend Events

    Secular Leadership Day: Activists and organizers of all kinds can network, share ideas, and learn how to make their groups even more successful. Saturday from 10-4, lunch included! Details

    More Information

    Be sure to check out our Official Website, our Page on Facebook, and our Facebook Event. Follow us on Twitter @FreethoughtDay

    Carpooling? Coordinate online! You can add your own car, join another carpool, or add yourself to the waitlist and check back later for rides.

    Find us on the North Lawn of the California State Capitol.

Sunday, 10/15/17


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