On Saturday, June 29, American Atheists will unveil America’s first-ever atheist-sponsored monument to be placed on government property. The unveiling will take place in Starke, Florida in the Free Speech Forum in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. The unveiling is open to the public and we would love to see you there. We’ll have several speakers, including President David Silverman, National Legal Director Edwin Kagin, plaintiff Daniel Cooney, EllenBeth Wachs of the Atheists and Humanists of Florida, and others. Immediately following the unveiling will be a press conference, and then a celebration at the Days Inn down the street (including food and a band).
You can RSVP on the Facebook event page here.
Attending from American Atheists:
(B0ld indicates speaking)
David Silverman – President, will be doing the dedication ceremony.
Edwin Kagin, J.D. – National Legal Director
Dave Muscato – Public Relations Director
Ken Loukinen – Director of Regional Operations
Greg Lammers – National Affiliate Director
John M. Porgal – North Florida Director
Chuck Miller – Alabama Director
Rick Wingrove – Capital Region (D.C./Va)
Others who will be in attendance:
Daniel Cooney and sons – Plaintiff
Bob Senatore – FLASH
Bridget Gaudette – Foundation Beyond Belief
Jeanette Madea, Ph.D – CFI Ft Lauderdale
David Williamson – CFFC
Michael Mello – F.A.C.T.S.
Rob Curry – Atheist Alliance of America
EllenBeth Wachs – Atheists and Humanists of Florida
David Viviano – North Florida Atheists ***New group!***
Dan Yarbrough – Florida Secular Student Alliance
Anita White and Gregg Casagrande – Sarasota Manatee Atheists and Secular Humanists
Jean Porgal – Ocala Atheists
Teresa MacBain – Humanists of Florida Executive Director
Children are welcome, so bring them along!
Party will follow the ceremony until to 6:00 at the
1101 N Temple Ave,
The hotel rate is $63. There is a great pool there as well.
Call 904-964-7600 and specify that you are with American Atheists for the discounted rate.
If you live in the Starke, Fl area, a new group has formed and will hold it’s first meeting at the Bradford Monument unveiling. Plan to join them as a newly seeded affiliate group, organized by David M Viviano.