Help Me Report on Women in Secularism

I’m looking for people who want to make it easier for me to report what happens at this year’s Women in Secularism conference in Washington, D.C. in September. If that’s all you need to hear, this donation button is for you. Otherwise, read on.




I’ve asked your help for this sort of thing before. Late last year, I asked for your help to get to and cover the Secular Social Justice conference in Houston.

I’m not really in a position to offer individual rewards to donors, but if you make it possible for me to go, you can follow along as I and my phone and my trusty backup battery tweet the conference. For those not on Twitter, I’ll also produce session reports here based around those tweets and others from attendees, plus comments on ideas that were too complex to be compressed.

I also asked for your help to get Josiah Mannion there to take pictures.

If I raise more than is necessary to get me there, my next priority will be helping Josiah Mannion of Biblename Foto get to the conference. He wants to attend for many of the same reasons I do, and his conference photos serve a similar function to my live-tweeting. They make a conference more accessible to those who can’t attend and help speakers spread their word further and with more impact. So if you folks help us both get there, you’ll have conference photos to go with my reports.

I did the live-tweeting in February. I was waiting on video for some of the sessions at the conference to produce my reports for the blog. It looks like everything that will be released has been, though, so I’ll start releasing those tomorrow and get them out over the next week. They should provoke some interesting discussion. The panels at SSJCon were not tame.

In the meantime, here are some of the photos Josiah took. Used with permission.

Filmmaker Daniel Myatt.
Filmmaker and activist Daniel Myatt.
Ashton Woods, Diane Burkholder, and Debbie Goddard on the LGBTQ panel.
Ashton Woods, Diane Burkholder, and Debbie Goddard on the LGBTQ panel.
Debbie Goddard, Heina Dadabhoy, Sincere Kirabo, and Darrin Johnson getting organized for someone else's group photo.
Debbie Goddard, Heina Dadabhoy, Sincere Kirabo, and Darrin Johnson getting organized for someone else’s group photo.
Alix Jules in the "What's Race Got to Do with It?" panel.
Alix Jules in the “What’s Race Got to Do with It?” panel.

We want to do all this again. We don’t even need as much help. Josiah’s been running a Patreon. I’m more thoroughly employed than I was back in December. But Women in Secularism is a more expensive conference in a more expensive town. So if you value what we do for conferences, we could use a boost.




Whatever help you can give would be appreciated.

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