Women in Secularism 2 - Schedule

Schedule (2013)

Friday, May 17

1:30pm - 1:50pm

Opening Remarks

with Ronald A. Lindsay

1:50pm - 3:20pm

Faith-Based Pseudo-Science

with Sarah Moglia, Carrie Poppy, Amy Davis Roth, Rebecca Watson, and moderator Desiree Schell

3:20pm - 3:30pm


3:30pm - 4:15pm

How Feminism Makes Better Skeptics: The Role Rationality Plays in Ending Sexism

with Amanda Marcotte

4:15pm - 5:00pm

The Mattering Map: Religion, Humanism, and Moral Progress

with Rebecca Goldstein

7:00pm - 9:00pm


hosted by Melody Hensley

Saturday, May 18

8:30am - 10:00am

Women Leaving Religion

with Jamila Bey, Vyckie D. Garrison, Teresa MacBain, Maryam Namazie, and moderator Stephanie Zvan

10:00am - 10:45am

Sexism and Religion: Can the Knot Be Untied?

with Katha Pollitt

10:45am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:30pm

Gender Equality in the Secular Movement

with Ophelia Benson, R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Debbie Goddard, Stephanie Zvan, and moderator Greta Christina

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Why the Lost History of Secular Women Matters Today

with Susan Jacoby

2:30pm - 3:45pm

How Women’s Concerns Can Best Be Advanced within the Context of a Secular Agenda

with Soraya Chemaly, Susan Jacoby, Amanda Marcotte, Katha Pollitt, and moderator Jamila Bey

3:45pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 4:45pm

The History of Atheism, Feminism, and the Science of Brains

with Jennifer Michael Hecht

4:45pm - 5:30pm

Secularism: A Right and Demand of Women Worldwide

with Maryam Namazie

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner with Shelley Segal

Sunday, May 19

9:00am - 10:30am

What the Secular Movement Can Learn from Other Social Movements

with Greta Christina, Carrie Poppy, Desiree Schell, and moderator Soraya Chemaly

10:30am - 11:00am


11:00am - 11:45am

Who Speaks for Feminism?

with R. Elisabeth Cornwell

11:45am - 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

with Lauren Becker