August 18, 2016
In politics, business, sports, and popular culture, women’s voices are breaking through like never before. The walls that held back women’s progress are crumbling, and a chorus of new and vital voices is ringing out.
Some of the most compelling and consequential of those voices come from the world of freethought, where women have bravely fought against the harms imposed by religion and the opponents of science and reason.
This fourth Women in Secularism conference brings together a diverse lineup of amazing and courageous speakers to confront our challenges and celebrate our achievements. They will discuss the avalanche of anti-abortion legislation, the plight of women around the world trying to escape oppressive religion, the role of “safe spaces” in a movement that champions free expression, and the lessons to be learned from other social movements — all of this and more is on the table at Women in Secularism 4.
Leading the conversation will be some of freethought’s brightest minds and most captivating figures, including
• Rebecca Goldstein, philosopher, novelist, and author of Plato at the Googleplex
• Bonya Rafida Ahmed, Bangladeshi-American writer and secular activist
• Katha Pollitt, columnist for The Nation, and author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
• Soraya Chemaly, writer and activist focused on the role of gender in politics, religion, and media.
• Maryam Namazie, human rights activist and spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
• Lindsay Beyerstein, Point of Inquiry co-host and investigative journalist
• Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation
And many more. Visit WomeninSecularism.org to find out more and to register for this powerful conference.
Add your voice. Hear, and be heard. Register now.
The main program starts on September 23 at 1:00 PM and closes September 25 at 12:30 PM. CFI Secular Celebrant training is offered September 22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Additional registration is required for the Saturday banquet and Secular Celebrant training. Visit the Women in Secularism site for more information.
All conference programming takes place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The conference rate is $125 per night for single or double occupancy, $150 per night for triple occupancy, and $175 per night for quadruple occupancy. You can reserve your room through our page on the hotel website.