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David Silverman--"In Defense of Firebrand Atheism"

President of American Atheists "In Defense of Firebrand Atheism"
Sunday, February 24th
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hosted by the Secular Student Alliance at UCSD, the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego, and the San Diego Coalition of Reason
Multipurpose Room at the Student Services Center


Tickets for private fundraising event following the speech

David Silverman is President of the American Atheists, a non-profit organization founded in 1963. Now in its fourth decade, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about atheism.

Mr. Silverman attended Brandeis Univeristy, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science while honing his debating skills with theists in numerous informal debates. Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell labs for eight years (74 issued patents) and a Marketing Director for Natural microsystems.

Dave has been an atheist since he was six years old. He became an activist in 1996 and soon became New Jersey State Director. He also founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists, the first employee club of its kind. He was tapped to be the National Spokesperson in 2004, and then was named Vice President in 2008. The Board of Directors elected Dave as President in Spetember of 2010.

Mr. Silverman has appeard on most major news programs includng The O'Reilly Factor (spawning the famous "WTF meme-face"), Scarborough Country, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, FOX and Friends, NPR's All Things Considered, and many more. Dave hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV show with co-host Dennis Horvitz.

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