Baltimore Billboards Promote Godless Rally
For immediate release March 13, 2012
Baltimore, MD – “Celebrate living without God!”
These words, superimposed over an image of the National Mall in Washington DC, now appear on five prominent 14 x 48 foot billboards blanketing Baltimore. (High-resolution image)
The ads announce the upcoming Reason Rally, a celebratory gathering of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and skeptics. The rally features a lineup of prominent nonreligious speakers and entertainers, including scientist Richard Dawkins, musician and comedian Tim Minchin, “Mythbusters” Co-host Adam Savage, magician James Randi, and the band Bad Religion. Comedian Paul Provenza will be a master of ceremonies. The free, public event is the combined effort of all the major national organizations in the secular movement and will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM March 24th on the National Mall.
“This will be a glorious gathering of the godless,” said David Silverman, president of the Reason Rally Coalition. “Thousands of us will be coming together to celebrate secular values and reason – and we’re going to have a great time doing it.”
As with any event taking place in Washington DC, there are social and political angles at play. The Reason Rally website states that the rally intends to “unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide.” Local secular communities are answering the call.
“We’re converging on Washington to take our seat at the table,” added Emil Volcheck, lead organizer of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason. “And we encourage the millions of sympathetic Marylanders to join us. The godless won’t be voiceless.”
Volcheck will speak, in part, about the rally this Thursday, March 15, at “Ignite Baltimore” in MICA’s Brown Center.
The five billboard locations are as follows:
* West side of I-95, a mile north of the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, facing south
* East side of Hanover St., just north of the Hanover St. Bridge, facing south
* West side of I-83, 2500 ft. south of Cold Spring Lane, facing south
* East side of I-95, 2500 ft. south of Russell St., facing north
* East side of Russell St., just south of Ostend St., facing north
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For a complete list of speakers and schedule of events, visit the Reason Rally website at ReasonRally.org. The Reason Rally can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
High-res billboard images, free for media use:
The Billboard in action
For more information contact:
Reason Rally Coalition
Baltimore Coalition of Reason