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Ask an Atheist Day Resources


National Ask An Atheist Day is an opportunity for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. The event is intended to be an opportunity for the general public - particularly people of faith - to approach nontheists and ask questions about secular life. We're encouraging all SSA affiliate groups to participate at whatever level they are able!

In 2016, Ask an Atheist Day falls on April 21.

This day occurs every year on the 3rd Thursday of April. However, your group is also encouraged to hold events whenever you are able to, as well as for the national day. There are many ways you can do an Ask an Atheist event. In the past, our affiliates have held Ask an Atheist tables on their quad or in their student union, Ask an Atheist panels, Ask an Atheist Day speakers, Ask an Atheist fundraisers, and more. There is a wide variety of ideas available for such events.

Provided below is a listing of resources and services that we offer to our affiliates for Ask an Atheist events. If you have any questions, or if you have a suggestion for a new addition, please contact us!

We also encourage you to consider Openly Secular activites as part of your Ask an Atheist Day events.

Sample Press Release
Order Ask an Atheist Day supplies
Ask an Atheist Tabling
Activity Packet

Ask an Atheist
Commonly Asked Questions
-With Answers


Ask an Atheist Panel

Activity Packet

Download the full color
8.5x11 poster or
download in B&W

(click here for the
editable indesign file)


Check out how to also
celebrate being Openly Secular!


Join the 2016 Facebook event!
[coming soon]


Click here to download
AaA Day flyers!

We have also created an awesome Ask an Atheist Day Facebook banner as well as profile pics that you can use to celebrate the date with:

One of our best resources to find out what works and what doesn't is you - our student leaders! If you've employed a strategy that worked well, let us know about it so other groups can also use that idea. If you've learned a lesson of caution about something we suggest, point out the pitfalls. You can email us at organizer@secularstudents.org!

Our thanks go out to Rebecca Tippens, of the Illini Secular Student Alliance, for creating the original idea and materials that got Ask an Atheist Day off the ground on her campus and for allowing us to make it a national day for all secular students around the country!

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