This is a guest post by Ronald A. Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Inquiry.
Two major updates to report:– The band Bad Religion will be joining us at Reason Rally for a one-hour performance immediately before the closing remarks!
“I am proud and excited to support the Reason Rally,” said Todd Stiefel, founder and president of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. “I look forward to seeing everyone there.”…“The momentum and support behind this nationwide event is growing, and with Todd’s generous donation we can only continue to grow our program and provide an even larger message of good news to the masses,” [organizer Dave] Silverman said. “From music, to comedy, to great speakers, the day will surely be one of unifying fun and energy.”
You can read more about this news at the Press Release page!
The Reason Rally is an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 6:00PM at the National Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more. We hope you can join us! Please poke around this site for more information, stay tuned for frequent updates, and let us know if you have any questions! Speakers include:
Author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, and more; Founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
Musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer.
Co-host of Mythbusters.
High school activist and successful plaintiff in the case of Ahlquist v. City of Cranston (PDF).
Author of more than thirty books, including Lajja (“Shame”); Prolific activist for gender equality, free thought, and human rights.
Host and producer of The Green Room with Paul Provenza on Showtime and producer of the movie The Aristocrats (with Penn Jillette)
Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation; Creator of The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge; Magician (known as “The Amazing Randi”).
A highly regarded international leader in cosmology and astrophysics and author, most recently of the New York Times bestseller A Universe From Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing
Legendary rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Greg Graffin.
The full list of speakers can be seen here.
Also, there will be a Camp Quest tent at the rally, so bring your kids! The tent will be geared toward children 5-15, with craft projects and games.