Every week, the SSA prepares a summary of what the secular student movement is doing. To hear this update and news from the secular movement, tune into the SCA's National Secular Movement Update every Thursday at 12PM ET.
Presented by Kelley Freeman, Communications Associate at the Secular Student Alliance.
This week, the Secular Student Alliance is getting everything prepped and ready for Halloween, when campuses all over the country will be making their own Graveyard of the Gods, a farewell to all the long forgotten deities. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that there are thousands upon thousands of gods out there, and most of them are no longer worshiped. As of 10/23, there are 67 campuses that are planning on participating, 27 of which have requested tabling supplies and event packets. Final numbers will be determined after the fact. We encourage any campus leaders who are participating in this event to contact us for help with a press release for your event and to reach out to your local media!
The Secular Student Alliance Campus Organizing team has begun to do some promotion for Carl Sagan Day, which is 11/9. Past affiliate group events have included visiting their local planetarium, a birthday celebration for Carl Sagan, and even a one-day conference with an off-campus group.
This past weekend, the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio hosted their second annual Sexy Secular Conference, a free conference dedicated to sex-positivity and secularism. There were over forty people in attendance, with speakers from as far away as California. The conference organizers consider it a success, and they look forward to putting together an even bigger and better conference next year.
For more information, questions, comments or additions to student-led efforts in the secular movement, contact [email protected].