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Maggie Ardiente, Director,
Development and Communications, American Humanist Association

Details: Studies show that atheists, people who do not believe in the existence of a god,
are the least trusted minority group in the United States. As a result, humanists and other
nonbelievers have been subjected to various forms of discrimination, from bullying in
classrooms to loss of jobs. Maggie Ardiente of the American Humanist Association
(AHA) will highlight such mistreatment by citing illustrative cases that range from the
strange to the serious and will argue why the right to be “without a god” is the new civil
rights movement.

Speaker Bio: Maggie Ardiente is the director of development and communications
at the AHA, where she is also editor of its popular weekly e-zine Humanist Network
News. She has appeared in the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Voices
of America. At James Madison University, she served as vice president of the JMU
Freethinkers, a student group for atheists, agnostics, and humanists, and graduated with
a BS in sociology. She is a former board member of the Secular Student Alliance – and a
graduate (Class 15) and board member of The Humanist Institute.
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  • Paul

    A wonderful talk, and a great turn-out. There were far more questions than time available. Good inclusive introduction by the BES President.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Do you mean 10:30 *A.M.* ?

    May 11, 2013

    • Eilish M.

      Yes I am about to do some refining. The AHA is our founder so meeting this speaker would be a cool idea. :-)

      May 11, 2013

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