Ingersoll Oratory Contest

 

Washington D.C. June 27, 2013)—Jamila Bey, host of the “Sex, Politics And Religion Hour: SPAR With Jamila” radio program, will join the panel of judges for the third Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest at noon on  Sunday, June 30 on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Bey is also a member of the American Atheists board of directors.

She replaces author Susan Jacoby. (A minor medical issue has resulted in Jacoby not being able to travel for this year's event.) Bey will be joined by Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason, and District 29 Toastmasters Governor Monifa (Mo) Hamilton.

An oratory contest to honor Robert G. Ingersoll, a famous 19th century speaker known as The Great Agnostic. 15 contestants will compete for prizes by delivering a brief excerpt from Ingersoll’s works.
The panel of judges for this year’s contest, the third of its kind, will include Susan Jacoby, author of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought, released earlier this year. See [masked]
or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IngersollContest

About Robert Ingersoll
Ingersoll was an advocate for racial equality, birth control, women’s rights, Darwin’s theory of evolution, Shakespeare, free speech, and voting rights for Washington, D.C. His most popular speeches were openly critical of religion and the Bible while advocating a humanistic philosophy.
He delivered more than 1,200 speeches to packed houses across the country in the late 1800s, all of them documented in a 12-volume set of his works. After he moved his family to Washington in 1878, he lived, worked and spoke here for seven years. He was a Civil War veteran and a very successful lawyer and political speaker. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Prizes : First Place: $250. Second Place: $150. Third Place: $100. Fourth Place: $50.

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  • Steven L.

    Washington D.C. June 27, 2013)—Jamila Bey, host of the “Sex, Politics And Religion Hour: SPAR With Jamila” radio program, will join the panel of judges for the third Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest at noon on Sunday, June 30 on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Bey is also a member of the American Atheists board of directors.
    She replaces author Susan Jacoby. (A minor medical issue has resulted in Jacoby not being able to travel for this year's event.) Bey will be joined by Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason, and District 29 Toastmasters Governor Monifa (Mo) Hamilton.

    June 29, 2013

  • Aqab

    Sorry, something came up for the weekend. Maybe next time..

    June 26, 2013

  • Fred E.

    On this occasion I am permitted to be judgmental, since I will be a contest judge.

    June 25, 2013

  • Rick W.

    Sorry, I'll be in Florida.

    June 24, 2013

  • David T.

    I'd love to attend, but already have to be at the Secular Student Alliance meeting in Vegas.

    June 16, 2013

  • Sigfried G.

    Spirituality and self-transformation for atheists, agnostics, skeptics and outsiders. If you don’t fit neatly into some religious or spiritual tradition, where do you find the inspiration, wisdom, guidance, support and community for transformation and fulfillment? How do you pursue your vision of a better life and world? Join us for a workshop and discussion

    Saturday, June 22,[masked]:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
    First Floor Auditorium
    3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W.

    For more information and to register, visit http://tailoredbeliefs.com/first-public-meeting/

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should be able to attend. Looking forward to it!

    June 9, 2013

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