What are you great at? Wouldn’t it be great if everyone else was as great as you are? SSA Con 2017 is your chance to make secular students great again! We are now accepting applications for student speakers until March 31. We especially love to see applications on issues of intersectional activism, or those that go beyond the basics and into the next level of organizing. Accepted speakers also get their registration cost for the conference waived! Apply to be a speaker at SSA Con today!
Are you going to SSA Con? Then join the SSA Con Facebook event! Share it in your student group so your members can find out more about it and plan their trip to Columbus. Remember, group registration is just $124.99 for groups of five, a $50 discount off the registration price for five individuals. So not only is it more fun to bring more of your members, it’s cheaper too!
Lots of people are marching lately, and with good reason. Many of our cherished institutions are at risk, and science has been one of the most attacked. We can fight against that. On April 22, 2017, over 220,000 people will be participating in the Science March on Washington, and you can too! Join the Science March Facebook event to find out about the main event and sister marches that might be taking place near you!
"Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom."
Asa Philip Randolph
Excerpt from keynote address to the Policy Conference of the March on Washington Movement meeting in Detroit, Michigan, September 26, 1942.
A. Philip Randolph is renowned for being the union organizer central to organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King, Jr. famously delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Although he recognized the power of using religious rhetoric to urge people to action, Randolph’s secular humanist philosophy ran against the grain of the civil rights movement. In his later years, Randolph remained a humanist. The American Humanist Association named him Humanist of the Year in 1970. He signed a public declaration of humanist principles, the Humanist Manifesto II, in 1973. Read more about Randolph in FFRF’s tribute piece to him.