Complementary Events

While you’re in town, you may want to check out these additional activities/events going on!

The American Humanist Association will be hosting a pre-Reason Rally reception on Friday night, March 23rd! (***Update***: This reception is full!)

It’ll be a chance to meet leaders and staff of the AHA and the Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH), create posters and buttons for the rally, and meet other attendees!


Black Nonbelievers Reason Rally After-party Starring Graydon Square – With three albums to his credit (The Compton Effect, The CPT Theorem and The Kardashev Scale), Greydon Square has established himself as a premier figure in the freethought community. Some of his noted singles include “Stockholm Syndrome”, “Brains”, “Extian” and “Myth”. His fourth project, entitled “Type II: The Mandelbrot Set” is scheduled for release later in 2012.

Please join us after the Reason Rally for this special event! Advance Donations are $20, more at the door. More information Here - Doors open at 7 pm, showtime starts at 8.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is holding two complementary events!  (***Update***: These dinners are full!)

A Pre-Reason Rally Dinner Party:

Friday, March 23, 6:00 pm
Phoenix Park Hotel (520 N. Capitol St. NW)
Hosted by Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, with light entertainment and light speeches.
Register for the Friday dinner.

a Post-Reason Rally Dinner Gala:

Saturday, March 24, 6:00 pm
Washington Park Hotel (525 New Jersey Ave NW)
Featuring Barbara Ehrenreich – atheist, feminist, author and columnist
Register for the Saturday banquet.

The Secular Coalition for America is having a Lobby Day of Reason on March 23rd, the day before the rally!

By joining us for this exciting event, you will be trained on the basics of lobbying and on the specific topics on which the Secular Coalition for America is currently lobbying. In-person lobbying from constituents is the single-most effective method of reaching and influencing elected officials.

The Lobby Day for Reason is free to attend and will include all of the training and materials you will need.

The Center for Inquiry-Washington DC will host a Reason Rally Reception at the historic Hill Center at the Old Navy Hospital, Friday evening, March 23rd, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Special guests include Richard Dawkins, Jessica Ahlquist, Lawrence Krauss, Sean Faircloth, Elisabeth Cornwell, and Maryland State Senator, Jamie Raskin, plus CFI management and staff.  (*** The reception has sold out, but email grassroots@centerforinquiry.net to be added to the waiting list!)

American Atheists will host a PRE-RALLY Fundraising Dinner
Friday night at 7pm at the Bethesda North Marriott! Wine and dine with Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers, Taslima Nasrin, Greta Christina, Cristina Rad, and many others! $200 per person (more than half will be tax-deductible), limited-seating. This event WILL sell out! Click here to register for the “**Special Event – Celebrity & Supporters Dinner** (convention purchase not required).

American Atheists, in conjunction with Atheist Nexus will host a FREE AFTER-PARTY
Held at the Bethesda North Marriott, featuring music by Shelley Segal. Cash Bar. No registration is required unless you wish to eat at the buffet, in which case you must register and pay $45 for the Saturday night dinner (convention purchase not required).

American Atheists is hosting its 2012 National Convention
Theme: “Come out! Come out! Wherever you Are!”
When: March 25-26th, The Sunday and Monday following the Reason Rally.
Where: The Bethesda Marriott North Hotel and Convention Center
The Keynote Speaker will be Richard Dawkins, and other speakers will include Greta Christina, Cristina Rad, PZ Myers, Taslima Nasrin, Dr. R Elisabeth Cornwell, Jamila Bey, and Ayanna Watson!  Don’t miss the largest American Atheists Convention ever! All the information you need about tickets, schedule, and lodging are right here.

Rock Beyond Belief, a free event for Foxhole Atheists stationed at Fort Bragg (and atheists in the surrounding area) will take place on Saturday, March 31st from 12:00-8:00p at the main post parade field on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

More coming soon!