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Freethinker and feminist icon Annie Laurie Gaylor to headline NOSHA Banquet...

From: Charlotte
Sent on: Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:13 PM

Join us for New Orleans Secular Humanist Assoc's 12th Anniversary Dinner!

Our special guest speaker will be Annie Laurie Gaylor, who is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation! Since November 2004, she has been serving with her husband, Dan Barker, a nationally known author and speaker.

Saturday, August 20
6:30pm - Cash Bar
7:00pm - Dinner

Smilie's Restaurant
5725 Jefferson Highway in Harahan

$40.00 - NOSHA Member
$45.00 - Non-Member

If you'd like to make your reservation online, go to http://nosha.info/calendar.html and scroll down to the PayPal link and choose your number of tickets OR you may send in your check (payable to NOSHA) to:

NOSHA
c/o Connie Gordon
2509 Giuffrias Ave., Apt. 603
Metairie, LA 70001

Gaylor is the editor of Freethought Today, the only freethought newspaper in the United States, which is published ten times a year by FFRF.

She is also the author of many books. Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So (FFRF, Inc., 1981), a reader's guide to the bible's treatment of women, in its fifth printing; Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children (FFRF, Inc., 1988), the first nonfiction book exposing widespread sexual abuse of children by clergymen, and Women Without Superstition: "No Gods - No Masters" (FFRF, Inc. 1997), an anthology of women freethinkers.

Gaylor founded and edited The Feminist Connection, a Madison-based monthly advocacy newspaper which was published from 1980 - 1985 and drew warm acclaim for its exposes, perceptive stories and effective advocacy for women. Author Meridel LeSueur called it the "most nonpatriarchal" feminist periodical of its time.

She was on her first feminist picketline at age 14. Her most recent activism was spearheading, along with her mother, the movement to keep the "Forward" statue, a monument dedicated to women, outside the Wisconsin State Capitol where it has been for a century, which included collecting more than 6,000 signatures. She was co-chair for more than a decade of the Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association, which bestows an annual "Humanist Heroine" award at AHA conferences.

Gaylor serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Medical Fund, the longest continuously-operating abortion rights charity in the nation, founded by her mother, Anne Gaylor, Prof. Robert West and the late Peg West. The all-volunteer Fund has helped more than 14,000 indigent Wisconsin-area women exercise their constitutional right to safe abortion care.

For more information, contact NOSHA president Harry Greenberger at[masked]-5459.

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