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Reason in the Rock - Donations Needed!

From: Anne O.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:53 PM

Have you registered yet for Reason in the Rock? If not, go to and sign up. While you're there, please consider making a donation.

For that matter, make a donation even if you can't come. Reason in the Rock is Little Rock's first ever conference on secularism. We need it to be a success! We have a great lineup of speakers from all over the country. We NEED YOUR $support to pay for their airfare, food and lodging while they are here.

For your donation of less than $50, you will receive a special, handmade item suitable for display. For $50, you will be invited to a reception the evening before the conference, at which you can meet the speakers and network with others in the secular movement.

If you donate $100 or more, you will also be invited to a dutch-treat dinner with the speakers and organizers  immediately following the conference.

More details about perks may follow, so watch this site closely!


Anne Orsi
Vice President
Arkansas Society of Freethinkers




Reason in the Rock: Little Rock’s Inaugural Conference on Secularism

Little Rock, AR -- There’s a great reason to come to Little Rock Saturday, October 27th. On that date, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers presents Reason in the Rock.

Before the Hogs play, join the Freethinkers for Little Rock’s first conference on secularism. The event will be held in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the main branch of the Central Arkansas Central Library System, in the River Market District in downtown Little Rock.

“I’m really excited about the talent we have coming to Little Rock!” said LeeWood Thomas of the Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason and the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. “A full day of speakers will bring Arkansas’s secular community together like never before. Guests and friends can mingle with the speakers at a reception after the conference. It’ll be a great event.”

Reason in the Rock starts at 9:30 a.m. on October 27th. Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast and YouTube channel is the event’s keynote speaker. Other speakers come from all over the country, and from different aspects of the secular movement.

Recovering from Religion’s Jerry DeWitt will return to Little Rock for Reason in the Rock. DeWitt was the first graduate of the Clergy Project, an organization that provides a network of support for clergymen without faith who are looking find new lives away from religious institutions. Teresa MacBain, another graduate of The Clergy Project, will speak on behalf of the national organization American Atheists. AronRa, popular vlogger and president of the Texas Chapter of American Atheists, will make his first official trip to Little Rock. Skepticon co-founders Lauren Lane and JT Eberhard will be there. Eberhard is an Arkansas native who organized the high school division at the national office of the Secular Student Alliance, which also organizes college students in the secular movement. Both Lane and Eberhard write extensively about secular issues, Lane as a guest blogger on The Friendly Atheist, and Eberhard on WWJTD, a Freethought Blog. Mike Thom from the National Atheist Party of Arkansas, will answer questions about the secular presence in politics. Arkansas Society of Freethinkers founder Tod Billings will speak about critical thinking. Other guests will be announced.

Visit the official website at for more information, including links to nearby lodging and registration instructions. Admission is free but there is limited seating. Donations are gratefully accepted to offset the cost of the conference. The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers is an Arkansas nonprofit corporation.




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