Past Meetup

Protest the Ark Encounter: Third Annual

This Meetup is past

128 people went

Every 1st Saturday of the month until November 2, 2018

Ark Encounter

1 Ark Encounter Way · Williamstown , KY

How to find us

We will be off the exit for the Ark Encounter. Do not actually go to the Ark Encounter.

Location image of event venue

Details

We will be off the exit for the Ark Encounter. Do not actually go to the Ark Encounter. We are protesting the Ark Encounter again on the two year anniversary of their Grand Opening!

Speakers:

Seth Andrews - The Thinking Atheists
Aron Ra - Regional Director American Atheists
Kelly Helton - Equal Rights Advocate Tri-State Freethinkers
Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin - State Field Director Planned Parenthood
Phil Ferguson - The Phil Ferguson Show
Monica Burns - Black Non-Believers
Debbie Allen - Secular Coalition for America
more speakers TBA

Timeline 10:00 - 11:00 - Protest near Highway & Visit exhibitor booths
11:00 - 11:45 - Rally with Speakers
11:45 - 12:00 - March two by two to Ark Encounter
12:00-12:30 - Protest in front of Ark Encounter
12:30 - 12:45 - March back to protest site
12:45 - 1:15 - Lunch - FREE (donations accepted)
1:15 - 1:45 - Live Podcast and Panel
1:45- 2:00 - Closing Comments

Ark Encounter Interview:

https://youtu.be/rR0Pe65UG4Y

Reasons to Protest

- They discriminate on their hiring practices. No LGBTQ, no Atheists, no Catholics, no Jews.

- They make you sign a vow of chastity if you are single.

- It is Anti- Science: They claim the earth is 6,000 years old, the grand canyon was formed in 40 days, and that genocide and incest are okay.

- They will receive up to 18 million in state tax incentives.

- 75% of their real estate tax goes to paying back their loan.

- Employees in the area have to pay 2% of their paychecks to pay back their loan.

PARKING

- We strongly encourage carpooling.

- Do NOT park at the Ark Encounter. We will have parking locations nearby.

CHILDREN

This event is not recommended for young children, since we will be right next to the highway. Parents please use discretion.

FOOD

Pizza will be available for lunch. Donations accepted.

VOLUNTEERS

Want to volunteer? https://tinyurl.com/ArkEncounterVolunteers

EXHIBITORS

If your organization, company or group would like to exhibit/table or help with this event please contact us at [masked].

Sponsors:
American Atheists
Humanist Forum of Central Kentucky
March For Science: Cincinnati
Secular Coalition for America
Tri-State Atheists
Tri-State Board Games
Tri-State Freethinkers
Tri-State Skeptics

Support Us

Become a member at http://www.tristatefreethinkers.com/support-tri-state-freethinkers/membership/