|Washington lobbyist for non-theists speaks to Humanist Union of Madison|
We are very fortunate to have Lori Lipman Brown, Director of the Secular Coalition for America, address us this Sunday, Oct. 14. (She will be joining us after giving a report to members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation at the Concourse Hotel that morning.) After a potluck lunch at noon, Lori's presentation on A Place at the Table: How the Nation's First Lobbyist for Non-theists is Enjoying the Feast will start about 12:30 pm. Please join us for this talk and the discussion which will follow it.
Lori Lipman Brown served as Nevada State Senator from 1992 to 1994, and was named Civil Libertarian of the Year by the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Legislator of the Year by the Nevada chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has been a frequent political commentator on television and radio. She has taught constitutional law, American history, and education law for the University of Phoenix, and women's studies for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Lori was hired by the Secular Coalition for America in September, 2005. She directs the coalition's activities and lobbies members of Congress on issues arising out of the inappropriate incursion of religion into civil law. She also addresses the interests and concerns of America's atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheists through media appearances and speaking engagements such as the one at the Prairie Society Meeting House. Member organizations in the Secular Coalition for America include the American Humanist Association, Atheist Alliance International, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Institute for Humanist Studies, the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, the Secular Student Alliance, Secular Web / Internet Infidels, and the Society for Humanistic Judaism.