Jan 18 2012


Oh hey, I’m excited now – Jessica Ahlquist is a speaker at the Moving Secularism Forward conference - which is exciting for Me Me Me because so am I. Yip!

The annual joint conference of CFI and the Council for Secular Humanism takes place March 1–4 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL and includes presentations from Daniel Dennett, Jamila Bey, PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson, David Silverman, Ronald A. Lindsay, and more.

Jessica Ahlquist croppedNew speaker announced: Jessica Ahlquist! Jessica, our volunteer high school coordinator, just won the case against her public high school’s display of a prayer banner. She’s participating in a Saturday morning session on “Outreach and Advocacy Strategies” moderated by campus organizer Debbie Goddard.

It’s fun having teenage heroes. Makes a person feel optimistic.



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    SC (Salty Current), OM


    session on “Outreach and Advocacy Strategies” moderated by campus organizer Debbie Goddard.

    Music to my ears.

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    She deserves the world’s largest and most enthusiastic high five, make sure you deliver.

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    christopher moyer

    Just posting to say I love this.

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    Ophelia Benson

    Well Fin I wouldn’t want to knock her down. :- )

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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    I was wondering if there will be any folk from less advantaged backgrounds and those with disabilies playing an active part in the day’s conference?

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    #6 Marie-Therese: If we’re working from the same definitions, then yes! By the way, it’s a full four-day conference. Many of the speakers are listed on http://orlandocon.secularhumanism.org/, but they’ll be making live a complete list in the next day or two.

    Diversity in the movement is a concern of mine. Can I ask: what do you consider a less advantaged background?

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    Oh. I thought this would be about Orlando.

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    Ophelia Benson

    Heh. I know – the title was deliberately open to wide interpretation. There’s also Duke Orlando in Twelfth Night, and Orlando Inamorato and Orlando Furioso not to mention Le chanson de Roland.

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