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Richard Dawkins "The Greatest Show on Earth" U.S. Book Tour


The Greatest Show on EarthThe Secular Student Alliance, cooperating with the Center for Inquiry On Campus and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, is pleased to announce a series of upcoming events featuring Richard Dawkins, renowned scientist and public intellectual, discussing his new book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. These appearances are hosted and organized by various local and national organizations. Many of these events are free, but due to high demand, plan to arrive early to the event site. U.S. events are being held at the locations below:

Sean Faircloth, One Nation Under the Constitution


At the Secular Student Alliance 2009 Conference, the new executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, Sean Faircloth, gave the first public presentation of his talk "One Nation Under the Constitution."

We're happy to share the video of this great talk for you to enjoy!

October is Sex-Ed Action Month!

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Sex Ed Month of Action

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October 18: National Secular Service Day
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Under the Bush administration, school districts received federal money for promoting theologically-based, ineffective "abstinence-only" sex education rather than medically accurate education. The Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act intends to counter this by providing federal funding to support responsible, comprehensive sex education in schools. This education would include age-appropriate, science-based, and medically accurate information about both abstinence and contraception. Currently, there are no dedicated federal funds allocated for comprehensive sex education in schools.

Advocates for Youth has partnered with Choice USA, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, Sierra Club and Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom to make October a nation-wide Sex-Ed Month of Action. The Secular Student Alliance is cooperating with Advocates for Youth to help promote the Sex-Ed Month of Action.

We encourage our affiliate groups to get involved and hold an event to take action on sex education!

Video: Secular Student Alliance 2009 Conference Presentation by Dan Barker


At the Secular Student Alliance 2009 Conference in Columbus, OH, the Freedom from Religion Foundation's co-president Dan Barker gave a presentation about the FFRF, some of his early forays into freethought, and his enthusiasm for the student movement.

Now we've put the video online for you to enjoy and share with your friends and your freethought groups. Enjoy!


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