Greta Speaking This Weekend in Charlotte, NC! Plus Sacramento CA, Springfield MO, and Austin TX!

I’m speaking this weekend in Charlotte, NC, at the Carolinas Secular Conference! Other speakers include Bridgett Crutchfield, Mandisa Thomas, Steve Ahlquist, Harry Shaughnessy, Amy Monsky, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Fred Edwords, Marshall Brain, and Conor Robinson. Tickets are still available. Should be a barn-burner!

And I also have speaking gigs coming up in Sacramento CA, Springfield MO, and Austin TX. Details below. If you’re near any of these cities, I hope to see you there!

CITY: Charlotte, NC (Carolinas Secular Conference)
DATES: Friday September 26 – Sunday September 28
LOCATION: Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC
HOSTS/SPONSORS: Carolinas Secular Association
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why
SUMMARY: Coming out is the most powerful political act atheists can take. But coming out can be difficult and risky. What are some specific, practical, nuts-and-bolts strategies we can use: to come out of the closet, to support each other in coming out, and to make the atheist community a safer place to come out into? What can atheists learn about coming out from the LGBT community and their decades of coming-out experience — and what can we learn from the important differences between coming out atheist and coming out queer?
OTHER SPEAKERS/ PERFORMERS: Bridgett Crutchfield, Amy Monsky, Mandisa Thomas, Steve Ahlquist, Harry Shaughnessy, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Fred Edwords, Marshall Brain, and Conor Robinson.
COST: $40 – $150. The All Access ticket includes the Meet and Greet which is also a costume party (costumes optional); all speaking events and workshops; and the Awards Dinner Banquet.
EVENT URL: http://www.carolinassecularassociation.org/conference/

CITY: Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Freethought Day)
DATE: Sunday, October 12 (plus reception on Saturday October 11; Secular Advocacy Day on Monday October 13)
LOCATION: Capitol Building, on the North Steps
HOSTS/SPONSOR: Sacramento Atheists and Other Freethinkers
OTHER SPEAKERS: Rebecca Watson, Phil Zuckerman, Victor Harris, Ross Blocher, Dan Arel, Tom Manger; plus authors’ panel with Brendan Powell Smith, Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald, Thomas Beasley, Andrea Griffith
TOPIC: I’m not giving a talk at this event, but I’m going to be on their Authors’ Panel.
COST: Free
EVENT URL: http://freethoughtday.org/

CITY: Springfield, MO (Skepticon)
DATES: Friday November 21 – Sunday November 23
LOCATION: Ramada Oasis, Springfield, MO
OTHER SPEAKERS: PZ Myers, Jamie Kilstein, Cara Santa Maria, Hemant Mehta, Heina Dadabhoy, Amy Davis Roth (“Surly Any”), Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, Ben “Sweatervest” Blanchard, Melanie Brewster, Sheree Renee Thomas, Kayley Whalen, Daniel Bier, Peggy Mason, Dr. David Gorski, Scott Clifton, JT Eberhard.
TOPIC: Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why
SUMMARY: See above
COST: Free
EVENT URL: http://skepticon.org/

CITY: Austin, TX (Texas Secular Convention)
DATES: February 27 2015 – March 1 2015
LOCATION: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 East 11th Street. Austin, TX
OTHER SPEAKERS: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Jamila Bey, Alix Jules, Matt Dillahunty, Rep. Donna Howard, David Smalley, Amanda Knief, Margaret Downey, Barry Lynn, Amanda Hernandez, Daniel Moran, Katherine McCutchan, Kathy Miller, Ellen Lundgren, Dr. David Wiley
TOPIC: Activism Burnout – Prevention and Treatment
SUMMARY: One of the most important keys to the success of the atheist movement is keeping activists engaged for the long haul. But the most inspired and motivated activists are often the ones most likely to eventually burn out. What are some practical strategies for preventing burnout — and for managing it when it happens? And how can activists support each other in not burning out?
COST: $110 ($50 student admission)
EVENT URL: http://www.texassecularconvention.org/

Coming Out Atheist
Bending
why are you atheists so angry
Greta Christina’s books, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why and Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, are available in print, ebook, and audiobook. Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More is available in ebook and audiobook.

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Greta Speaking This Weekend in Charlotte, NC! Plus Sacramento CA, Springfield MO, and Austin TX!
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