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Topics: History, Media, Politics
Subtopics: Coming out atheist, Journalism, Lobbying
Ronald Aronson grew up in Detroit and was educated at Wayne State University, U.C.L.A., the University of Michigan, and Brandeis University, where he earned a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas. He studied with William Barrett, Page Smith, and Herbert Marcuse. Swept up in the political activism of the 1960s, he became a community organizer …Learn more about Ronald Aronson >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Community group organizing, Lobbying, Separation of church and state
Rob Boston is director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State and also serves as assistant editor of AU’s monthly magazine Church & State. Boston is the author of four books: Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do (Prometheus Books, 2014), Why the Religious …Learn more about Rob Boston >
Subtopics: LGBTQ issues, Lobbying, Separation of church and state
Nick is a civil rights and civil liberties activist who has spent his career in nonprofit advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. Since running an office that knocked on 25,000 doors and registered 5,000 voters in North Carolina during the 2008 election, Nick has worked with some of the nation’s most prominent political organizations and progressive nonprofits. …Learn more about Nick Fish >
Topics: Politics, Religion
Subtopics: Lobbying, Separation of church and state
Chris Lombardi joined the Secular Coalition in May of 2012. Chris moved to Washington D.C. in 2007 where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on a diverse portfolio of issues. Hailing from the midwest and a proud Hoosier, Chris graduated from Indiana University in 2002. Chris can confidently claim to be one of …Learn more about Chris Lombardi >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Free expression issues, History of atheism/secularism, Islam, Leaving religion, LGBTQ issues, Lobbying, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born writer and activist. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Raif Badawi …Learn more about Maryam Namazie >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Community group organizing, Lobbying, Starting a group, Women & gender
Monette Richards is currently the president of CFI Northeast Ohio. Monette has organized their Secular Summit since 2013, and planned and run successful workshop tracks at Skepticon. She is a co-founder of Akron Women in Tech, and a founder of Secular Women Work. She is currently the president of Secular Woman. Ms. Richards’ parents’ own distancing from their religious …Learn more about Monette Richards >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism, Politics
Subtopics: Community group organizing, Event planning, Lobbying, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Reba Boyd Wooden is Executive Director of Center for Inquiry Indiana. She started The Humanist Friendship Group of Central Indiana in 1999 which became the Center for Inquiry Community of Indiana in 2005. On April 1, 2007, Center for Inquiry Indiana opened on the Indianapolis downtown canal walk at 350 Canal Walk, Suite A. Reba …Learn more about Reba Boyd Wooden >