Next weekend

The schedule for Empowering Women Through Secularism is online.

Saturday 29th of June

9.30am-10.15am – Introduction – Annie Laurie Gaylor

10.15am-11.30am  Session 1 – Reproductive rights and Irish abortion law Ophelia Benson, Clare Daly, Anthea McTiernan, Ailbhe Smyth, Doctors for Choice

11.45am-1 pm – Session 2 – Secular Values in Society Leonie Hilliard, Nina Sankari, Farhana Shakir, PZ Myers

2.15pm-3.30pm – Session 3 – Separation of Church and State Ann Brusseel, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Rebecca Watson, Michael Nugent

4.45pm-6.00pm – Session 4 – Human Rights Jane Donnelly, Maryam Namazie, To Be Confirmed, Dan Barker

6.15pm-7.00pm – Keynote Speaker – Taslima Nasrin

Sunday 30th of June

10.15am-11.30am – Session 5 – Politics and Campaigning Rachel Donnelly, Maryam Namazie, Ann Marie Waters, Carlos Diaz

11.45am-1pm – Session 6 – Finalising the Declaration Panelists representing outcomes of each of sessions 1-5

2.15pm-3.30pm – Session 7 – Review of Conference and What Next Kate Smurthwaite, others to be confirmed

3.30pm – 4.15pm – Closing speeches

This is going to be great.


  1. Ken At Popehat says

    Pardon me, but I don’t see a time scheduled for “Showing Up Trollishly To Make People Uncomfortable In A Vain And Vulgar Effort To Work Out My Crippling Social Issues And My Inability To Distinguish Sophomoric Misogyny From Brave Dissent.” Is that TBD?

  2. says

    I would have preferred Tzortzis over Vacula or Wiesner. But yes, it will be great despite those trolls. I also hope that we can come up with a strong declaration that can send a signal out to improve things for women in in particular Ireland.

  3. Suido says

    Further to #1, they haven’t scheduled any time for outraged venting about the welcoming speech.

  4. Martha says

    Sounds like a great conference. I hope you have a terrific time, and if you manage to sort Michael Nugent out a bit, all the better!

  5. says

    Oh my I loved Dublin! Sooooo jealous of all the fabulous people who will be there. Have tons of fun around all the important work you’ll be doing!

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