Sean Faircloth (Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) will be speaking at Drake University. The title of his presentation is "Separation of Church and State: The Religious Right in 2012 and a Secular Future."
Host: Drake University Secular Student Alliance, Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers, Iowa Skeptics
Location Meredith Hall Room 101 Drake University (across parking lot from Olmsted Hall)(location 48 on Map: http://www.drake.edu/about/campusmap.php ) 2507 University, Des Moines, IA 50311Sunday
Sunday Dec 2, 2012
Time: 6 PM doors open, Lecture begins at 6:30
Sean Faircloth is the author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All -- and What We Can Do About It (Pitchstone Press, released February 2012).Faircloth, an attorney, served five terms in the Maine Legislature including appointments on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his final term, Faircloth was elected Majority Whip.
In 2009 Faircloth became executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life. In September 2011 he became the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and was the opening speaker for Dawkins' book tour.
Faircloth's first book published by Pitchstone Press, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It was released in February 2012.