This month EBA features Ed Buckner, former President of American Atheists and former Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, speaking on the historical roots of secularism in the founding of this country.
Ed is the lead author of In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty, just released by Prometheus Books, and will offer a lively summary of some of the key points in the book. Anyone interested in American history, religious liberty, American exceptionalism, weird treaties, or politics (Michelle Bachmann worship--is it wrong?) should enjoy this presentation. Ed will be in the area for several days and will also speak at Stanford and in San Franisco, and he promises a somewhat different talk each time. Books will be available for sale and signing by Ed.
As President of American Atheists, Ed nurtured the reconcillation with groups like CFI, Atheist Alliance and FFRF, overcoming the hostility that had blossomed during the Madalyn Murray O'Hair years. His work helped pave the way for the Reason Rally, the largest atheist gathering ever.
Don't miss this opportunity! We are flying Ed in from Georgia so that you can experience this event.
Afterwards we will go to dinner at King Dong Restaurant, 2429 Shattuck Ave. (near Haste) in Berkeley. Please join us.
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When: Sunday, March 17th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St., One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART
BART Access: From the downtown Berkeley BART Station, walk 1.5 blocks south on Shattuck Avenue, then turn right on Kittredge. The library is a half block down the street on the left.
Parking: The city parking lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library, is $7 for the entire day on Sunday. If you don't mind walking, take University to MLK, turn right and then instead of proceeding left on Allston to the parking lot, turn right. In several blocks you will see parking on the side streets.
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Our next meeting will be on Sunday, April 21st. Details will follow.