Constitution Day is on Monday, September 17, 2012.by Don Lacey on Sep. 13, 2012, under Atheism, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Education, Ethics, Evolution, Freethought, Freethought Events, History, Logic, Reason, Religion, Responsible Government, Science, Separation of Church & State, Skepticism, That's Life!, Willful Ignorance
There will be a federal observance to honor the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America on September 17th, 2012. A day prior to that day, FreeThought Arizona will host a special meeting in the DuVal auditorium at the University Medical Center at 1501 N. Campbell Avenue beginning at 8:45 AM.
The meeting is open to everyone. The parking is free, the meeting is free and the first 200 people attending will get their very own copy of the constitution—free!
Richard Miller will talk about the separation of church and state starting at 9:00 AM. Seráh Blain will then conduct a Secular Values Town Hall along with an update on the state of secularism in Arizona. There will be plenty of time for audience questions during both presentations.
Richard Miller served in the US Navy aboard Polaris submarines. After leaving the Navy Richard worked for several high-tech firms including IBM and Intel, primarily in the area of training and development where he taught internal and customer design engineers, system architecture, high-speed system design, and microprocessor architecture. Since Retiring Richard has become active in secular and progressive issues; he is a member of the ACLU, American Humanists, Vice President of the Phoenix chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and a board member of the Phoenix Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Seráh Blain is the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for Arizona, where she advocates for Arizona’s atheists, agnostics, Humanists, and other freethinkers at the State Capitol. Blain has been an active member of the Arizona non-theistic community since moving to the state in 2009, and is the organizer of the Prescott Freethinkers, Flagstaff Freethinkers, and Sedona/Verde Valley Freethinkers. Seráh founded the Secular Student Alliance at Prescott College, where she studied Social Ethics, and served on the inaugural board of the Secular Coalition for Arizona. Seráh also serves on the board of the Prescott Pride Center and is a hospice volunteer. She lives in Flagstaff with her two children and a dog.
FreeThought Arizona has other lectures planned for the future that should be of interest to many members of the Tucson community. In October, Kevin Bonine will talk about desert ecology and the Biosphere and in November, author Darrel Ray will give his talk on “Sex and the God Virus.” If you’d like to be reminded of these events, go to http://www.meetup.com/freethoughtaz/ and become a member. It doesn’t cost you anything and you can quit at any time. There is no commitment but you’ll receive an email to remind you of the FreeThought Arizona upcoming events along with other events of interest to the Tucson FreeThinking community.