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DAVID SILVERMAN - President, American Atheists

"In Defense of Firebrand Atheism"

David Silverman is the irrepressible voice for the equal rights of atheists. He is an inspiring speaker, and a good friend to our secular community here in San Diego.


Tickets will be required and are on sale now at the UCSD Box Office:

$10 general

$23 reserved

Online purchases incur a $5 service charge per order, so buy with a friend, or pick up in person or online at the UCSD Box Office.

Private fundraising dinner following the lecture.


The event will be in the Multipurpose Room at the Student Services Center at UCSD. This complex is near the Gilman Parking structure at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive.

For details about parking at UCSD, click HERE

Bill O'Reilly found himself in quite a heated exchange back in November 2012 when Dave was a guest on O'Reilly's Fox News program to discuss what he called "this year's Christmas controversy situation," and those who oppose public displays of the holiday. Check out it out at the link above.

Tickets on sale now at the UCSD Box Office:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    David gave a very spirited defense of "Firebrand Atheism" - what it is and what it isn't - backed up with an excellent Power Point. He was funny, optimistic, motivating and inspiring. He emphasized telling the truth and seeing theists, not as the enemy, but as the victims of a hoax who need our honesty and our help. He was tough and uncompromising, but compassionate and practical. It was a great night!

    February 25, 2013

  • rick s.

    Remember that parking is free on weekends at UCSD. The Gilman Parking Structure is a short walk from this venue.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Kristen

    My husband and I will be there!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tickets to David Silverman's talk "In Defense of Firebrand Atheism" at UCSD on Feb. 24 from 4-6 PM are now on sale at the UCSD Ticket Office. Online purchases incur a $5 service charge per order, so buy with a friend, or pick up in person or online at the UCSD Box Office.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From Debbie Allen: $10 general, $23 reserved. Tix can be purchased at the UCSD box office - soon - or online (for a fee of $5). HFSD will be buying tickets in bulk so we can avoid some of the fees.

    February 5, 2013

  • Pierce C.


    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is not a free event. I just wanted to get it posted so that people could "save the date". I will update with how to purchase tickets when that information becomes available on

    February 4, 2013

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