The Center for Inquiry's Women in Secularism 3 conference is taking place May 16-18, 2014 in Alexandria, VA, just outside of DC.
Updates are available on Twitter at @wis3cfi.
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
Conference rate: $104 per night, including free in-room Wi-Fi. Call the hotel to book your room at the conference rate. Attendees have the option of extending their stay at the same rate for up to three days before and after the conference. Rooms must be reserved before Thursday, April 21, 2014 to be eligible for the conference rate.
Ophelia Benson · Lindsay Beyerstein · Soraya Chemaly · Heina Dadabhoy · Debbie Goddard · Rebecca Goldstein · Candace Gorham · Melody Hensley · Susan Jacoby · Sarah Jones · Zinnia Jones · Amanda Knief · Leighann Lord · Miri Mogilevsky · Taslima Nasreen · Katha Pollitt · Amy Davis Roth
The Center for Inquiry values full participation at all of its events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Barry Karr at (716) 636-4869 ext. 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full list of speakers from Women in Secularism 2 and find out more about their work.
See the full listing of talks, panels, and events from Women in Secularism 2.
We find ourselves at a crossroads.
Around the world, the forces of religion and superstition are reasserting themselves, working to contain and even reverse the progress made in the cause of women’s basic human rights.
And within the freethought movement, nonbelievers and skeptics are passionately debating the role of social justice, particularly in regard to gender equality and incidences of hostility toward women.
Which is the best path forward? How can we best advance both women’s rights and secularism? How do we set priorities? What changes can be made to the secular movement to ensure true gender equality?
A powerful roster of speakers and panelists tackled these questions and much more at the second Women in Secularism conference, presented by the Center for Inquiry.