Spring break speaking schedule – MN, IN, DC

My spring break is next week! While my fellow grad students will be heading off to beaches or mountains to enjoy their time off, I’ll be going to… the Midwest. The place I’m constantly thankful for escaping. Yaaaaay.

In all seriousness, I am excited. I get to see a lot of friends during the trip and return to some of my old stomping grounds in Indiana. Plus I get a home cooked meal from my grandparents! But one of my favorite parts of doing these speaking tours is getting to meet my readers, so come check them out!

If you need added incentive, I’ll be debuting a new talk at the Indiana events called The Indiana Theocracy. Consider it an amusing summary of my various Indiana rants over the last couple of years. Hopefully it’ll be motivational for the local groups, rather than depressing.

Sunday, March 18
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Roseville Public Library
2180 Hamline Ave. N
Roseville, MN
Topic: God’s Lady Problem
Sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists (more info)

Monday, March 19
7:00 – 8:00 pm
350 Canal Walk, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN
Topic: The Indiana Theocracy
$10 ($5 for Friends of the Center)
Sponsored by the Center for Inquiry – Indianapolis  (more info)

Tuesday, March 20
8:00 pm
SULB 321
Purdue Calumet Campus
Hammond, IN
Topic: The Indiana Theocracy
Sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at Purdue Calumet

Thursday, March 22
6:30 – 8:00 pm
WTHR 172
Purdue Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
Topic: The Indiana Theocracy
Sponsored by the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University (my old group!)
Post talk debauchery at the Neon Cactus

I won’t be speaking in DC, but I will be there for the Reason Rally on March 24th! I’ll be tweeting like mad, roaming through the crowd, and occasionally working at the SSA’s table, so try to find me. I might even invest in a funny sign.  There’s also the post-rally celebration co-hosted by Freethought Blogs and Friendly Atheist. Maybe we should have a pre-game pub night in DC on March 23? I could also do a pub night in Minneapolis on the 17th or 18th. What do you guys think? If there’s enough interest, I’ll pick a time and a bar (suggestions welcome).


  1. Cory Albrecht (@Bytor) says

    Jen: It’s a shame there’s no more Harry Potters to go see at midnight after the Rally and then watch you make exhausted silly faces afterwards. :-) Hope to see you amongst the crowds some where in the Mall!

    Melody: Ooh! I’ll be a Bruce and Julie’s on Thursday! Can you work on them to go? :-)

  2. Brianne Bilyeu says

    Pub Night in Minneapolis! Saturday would be crowded because it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, but I’d willing to brave the crowds for you, Jen :D

  3. says

    I’ll be in DC for the Rally with some of my fellow Idaho atheists (should be 4-7 of us, you may have met some of the others at the Palouse event), I’m sure we’ll be at a bar on Friday night and would make our way to whichever one you’re at.

  4. Greg Peterson says

    I’m also looking forward to seeing you in Minnesota, and am practicing saying “Mick Right, Mick Right, Mick Right” so I can those thousand bonus points. After spending St. Patrick’s Day with my girlfriend the day before, saying “Right” and “Mick” shouldn’t me that hard; I just need to work on the order.

    Jen, you perhaps already saw it, but just in case:

    15 Ways the Bible Is Used by Christians and the GOP to Control and Malign Women
    By Valerie Tarico, AlterNet


    Fits in nicely with the “God’s Lady Problem” theme.

    See you soon!

  5. says

    Thanks for the link to the Reason Rally after-party! I couldn’t pick one from the list at the Rally’s official site, but this makes it easier!

  6. says

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some original ideas on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is one thing that’s wanted on the internet, somebody with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

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