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Southeastern Regional Speakers Bureau


The Southeastern Regional Campus Organizer maintains a Speakers Bureau specifically for all affiliate groups in the southeastern region. It is made up of speakers found on the national SSA Speakers Bureau as well as local speakers who have agreed to speak to schools within the region.

If you would like to request a Southeast Regional speaker, click here. If you would like to apply to join the Southeast Regional Bureau, click here.

Southeast Regional Speakers
Jennifer (Jen) Hancock
  • Located in Tampa Bay, FL
  • Former executive director for the Humanists of Florida Association.
  • Author: The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom Writer and producer of An Introduction to Humanism on DVD
  • Tampa Humanist and Freethought Examiner for Examiner.com
  • Writes a freelance column about Humanism for the Bradenton Herald newspaper.
  • Writes the Happiness through Humanism blog and podcast.
Click Here to Request a Southeast Regional Speaker

SSA National Speakers Bureau Members Based in the Southeast
Cecil Bothwell
  • Located in Asheville, NC
  • One of a small handful of openly non-theist politicians in the U.S., dubbed the most Courageous Elected Official of 2010 by the American Atheists.
  • Author of Whale Falls: An exploration of belief and its consequences, and The Prince of War: Billy Graham's Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire.
  • Winner of national and regional awards for investigative reporting, criticism, humorous commentary and slam poetry.
  • Author of Geoffrey Wasn't Rash (chapbook and tape) and Can We Have Archaic and Idiot? A collection of fictitious tropes.
Jeremiah Camara
  • Located in Lilburn, GA
  • Has been called the "reverse preacher"
  • Extremely comfortable in front of any sized crowd
  • A stickler for being on time
  • Expert on my subject matter
  • Very creative (author, poet, musician, filmmaker, speaker)
  • Able to speak to any demographic
  • I enjoy what I do immensely
  • Twitter: @JeremiahCamara
Dave Churvis
  • Located in Buffalo, NY
  • Atlanta native
  • Systems Administrator at the Center for Inquiry
  • Queer Poly Sci-Fi/Comics Nerd
  • Former Program Manager at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
  • Founder and three-term President of Secular Panthers at Georgia State University
  • Formerly various kinds of religious (Christian, Jewish) and spiritual (gnostic, pagan)
  • Former "psychic"
  • Former Project Leader for Openly Secular
Candace Gorham
  • Located in Durham, NC
  • Author of The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women are Walking Out on Religion and Others Should, Too
  • Former minister in a charismatic-style church
  • Member of The Clergy Project & The Therapist Project
  • Received Master's degree in counseling from Wake Forest University
  • Twitter: @EbonyExodus
  • Find out more on The Ebony Exodus Project on Facebook and at this website.
Ashley Miller
  • Located in Columbia, SC
  • PhD in Mass Communications, focus on social media and intersectional feminism
  • Worked in reality television as an editor -- shows included Toddlers & Tiaras, Flipping Out, Ace of Cakes
  • Plays the Ukulele
  • Writes at the-orbit.net/ashleyfmiller/
  • Twitter: @ashleyfmiller
Herb Silverman
  • Located in Charleston, SC
  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston
  • Founded and was faculty advisor to the Atheist-Humanist Alliance
  • President of the Secular Coalition for America
  • Former candidate for Governor of South Carolina
  • Founded Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in South Carolina
Mandisa Thomas
  • Born and raised in New York City
  • Never formally raised religious
  • Married with 3 children
  • A founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc.
  • Current board member of American Atheists
  • Current board member of Reason Rally 2016
  • Former board member of Foundation Beyond Belief
  • Former board member of Secular Coalition for America
  • Twitter: @mandy0904
Click Here to Request a SSA National Speakers Bureau Member
Click Here to see our entire national Speakers Bureau

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