Secular Coalition for America Biennial Strategic Summit
At the strategy summit we discussed everything from how to increase the visibility of nontheists in general to how to increase the number of nontheists and secular supporters in elected office, a nontheists are grossly underrepresented in Congress. Currently, Representative Pete Stark of California is the only openly nontheist member of Congress.
There was also an impressive collection of movers and shakers from the secular "movement" who were present for us to learn from and strategize with, including leaders from
the American Humanist Association (AHA), David Silverman from American Atheists, leaders from the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) and many others. And of course our tireless and inspirational host, Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of SCA passionately and convincingly laid out SCA's Secular Decade Plan.
The weekend wasn't all work though. There was an impressive lineup of secular entertainment including a hilarious and irreverent routine by comedian and author of "Satiristas", Paul Provenza, informative talks by Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of "Doubt: A History" and by Susan Jacoby, author of such secular books as "Freethinkers" and "Age of American Unreason".