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Speakers About Interfaith

Murali Balaji
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Hindu American Foundation's Director of Education and Curriculum Reform
  • Former award-winning journalist
  • Social activist
  • Academic whose research focuses on political economy and media representations of minorities
  • Teacher trainer and curriculum specialist for Hindu American Foundation, overseeing education reform efforts
Matt Enloe
  • Located in Chicago, IL
  • Student at The University of Chicago Law School
  • Organized over 5,000 people in response to a threat by the Westboro Baptist Church
  • Affectionately known at Oregon State as "The DiploMatt"
  • SSACon 2015 Speaker
Chris Highland
  • Located in Asheville, NC
  • Non-theistic freethinker
  • Humanist Chaplain 
  • Instructor at the College of Marin; non-profit housing Manager
  • Nine published books including Life After Faith
  • Presbyterian Minister for 14 years (1987-2001; Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary; parish associate for 10 years; left ordination for reasons of conscience)
  • Interfaith Chaplain in county jails serving 10,000 inmates per year, and with unhoused, homeless poor in one of the nation's wealthiest counties for 20 years (directed county emergency shelter for 2 winters)
  • Taught courses in congregations on World Religions and Sacred Scriptures
  • Philosophy major, Seattle Pacific University
  • Former Evangelical (high school through college attended Baptist, Pentecostal,
    Protestant, Campus Crusade and House Church congregations; youth group leader;
    wide biblical and ecumenical knowledge)\
  • Teaches classes on naturalistic freethinking through colleges
Keith Lowell Jensen
  • Founder and resident atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour
  • Host of popular YouTube series Atheist Church
  • Has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Norm Macdonald, and a bunch of other big shots
  • Has four full length comedy albums out including the most recent, Elf Orgy on Stand Up! Records
Gordon Maples
  • Located in Columbus, OH
  • Manager of the Secular Student Alliance's Regional Program
  • Formerly SSA's Regional Campus Organizer for the Southeastern US
  • Founder of the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance
  • President/Officer of Alabama Atheists and Agnostics (2010 - 2012)
  • Has inadvertently appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, The Blaze, and Creation Today.
  • Has spoken at multiple conferences and freethought venues throughout the Southeast and the rest of the country
  • Twitter @SouthernHeathen

Andre Salais
  • Located in Tempe, AZ
  • Owner of Unbelievers Media LLC
  • Host of Unbelievers Radio
  • Executive Producer of the "Humanist Experience" Podcast
  • Blogger at The Skeptic Examiner
  • Former President of Arizona State University and Mesa Community College SSA groups
  • Manager of Operations for Spectrum Experience, a progressive and Humanist public relations firm
Benjamin Zalisko
  • Biochemist at the University of Chicago
  • Founder of SSA chapters at Elmhurst College and the University of Chicago.
  • Former Executive Producer of Sunday Assembly Chicago
  • Secular SafeZone Facilitator
  • Blogs at reasonbound.wordpress.com
Pete Zupan
  • Located in Columbus, OH
  • Campus Organizer with the Secular Student Alliance
  • Can speak on group running, community organizing, intersectional activism, church/state separation, and about the SSA
  • Former intern with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Current Youth Advisory Council member for Students for Church/State Separation
  • Wrote extensive document called "Clear and Present Falsehoods" rebuking the Family Research Council claims of Christian discrimination in the military 
  • Has the cutest, fluffiest dog in the whole wide world
  • SSA covers expenses. No Honorarium.
  • Twitter: @Dogs_Not_Gods
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