May 26, 2011
“KEEPING THE MOVEMENT MOVING”
CFI–Long Island is pleased to present a presentation by David Silverman, president of A]]><![CDATA[merican Atheists. Founded in 1963 by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, American Atheists is primarily known for its mission to advocate for the civil liberties of atheists and the total, absolute separation of government and religion.
Mr. Silverman will discuss atheist activism, how to increase visibility for the secular movement,and why he feels increased recognition and respect are crucial to the continued existence of the freethought community. The talk will be followed by a lively Q & A discussion.
Center for Inquiry is a global non-profit organization dedicated to science, reason, and secular values. CFI–Long Island’s monthly Educational Forum is an ongoing series of lectures, debates, and multi-media presentations featuring speakers on science, skepticism, ethics, and technology. Streaming video from previous forums is available at www.cfilongisland.com. CFI–LI is also active incommunity outreach and advocacy, as well as providing a variety of social events.
EVENT DATE: Friday, JUNE 17,2011 – 7:00–9:30 PM
TITLE: “Keeping the Movement Moving”
LOCATION: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY.
AVAILABILITY: This lectureis FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Contact: AmyFrushour Kelly
DAVID SILVERMAN BIOGRAPHY
David Silverman is currently the president of American Atheists. Silverman began publicly challenging religion in high school and often states in interviews that he became an atheist at the age ofsix. Silverman also cohosts the “Atheist Viewpoint” television program, writes for NoGodBlog (atheists.org/blog), and attends protests, debates and conferences for atheism and freethought throughout the United States.
As a result ofan atheist-awareness billboard campaign launched in Winter 2010, Silverman appeared on a number of television shows in late 2010, most notably, “The O’Reilly Factor.” During the interview, Bill O’Reilly infamously suggested that religion is not a “scam” because of the regularity of ocean tides.
David Silverman lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.