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The Reason Rally in Washington DC March 2012

By March 6, 2012

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The Reason Rally, a nationwide celebration sponsored by the top secular organizations in the United States, will be held March 24, 2012 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The rally is a free event designed to combat negative stereotypes about nonreligious Americans and unify secular people throughout the United States. According to the American Religious Identification Survey, approximately 16 percent of Americans consider themselves nonreligious and refer to themselves as atheists, agnostics, or secular humanists. The Reason Rally will include music, comedy, and speakers that will give secular Americans an opportunity to unite under a banner of reason and community at a level of impact that has never been seen before. Speakers will include:
  • Richard Dawkins - Author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, and more; Founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

  • Adam Savage - Co-host of Mythbusters.

  • Jessica Ahlquist - High school activist and successful plaintiff in the case of Ahlquist v. City of Cranston.

  • James Randi - Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation; Creator of The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge; Magician (known as "The Amazing Randi").

  • Roy Speckhardt - executive director of the American Humanist Association, which advocates progressive values and equality for atheists, humanists and freethinkers.

  • Bad Religion - Legendary rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Greg Graffin.
For more information, visit reasonrally.org.

Rally Location: National Mall at 14th St. and Madison Dr. near the Washington Monument. The best way to get to the area is by Metro. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle.

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  • Comments

    March 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    (1) Mike says:

    Yeah, I was at the mall today and I over heard one of the speakers taking. I consider my self to be fairly open minded about the secular arena however the rally deserved to be rained on. I understand trying to promote ones thoughts, but at least do it with some decency. The mall is a family atmosphere that could have done without.

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