Announcing Secular Summit 2021 w/ keynote speaker Congressman Jamie Raskin!

Do you support secular public policy in Arizona? Are you a Secular AZ member? Meet fellow members and be part of the discussion how we will fight for you in 2022!

The event will feature a keynote address from US Rep. Jamie Raskin: chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, co-chair/co-founder of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and lead impeachment manager for the second impeachment of President Donald Trump!

Secular AZ leadership will also report on how we’ve been fighting for your rights this year; recognize outstanding secular activists and leaders; and discuss what we can look forward to in 2022.

December 11th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

This is a free event for members only. (Memberships are available here.). We also deeply appreciate donations to pay for speaker fees and ongoing organizational costs. Be recognized as an event sponsor by pitching in $100 or more!

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8th Annual Secular Day at the Capitol

Curious about what happens at the legislature? Want to meet your lawmaker and connect with other people who care about secular government? Tired of religious intrusions into state statute? Then we have the virtual event for you!

Join us Monday, March 15th for our 8th Annual Secular Day at the Capitol.

COVID-19 has restricted us to an online forum but we are still here and we are still asking lawmakers to SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE!

We are contemplating hosting an in-person, outdoor ,covid-safe SECULAR AZ visibility event at the Capitol to coincide with our virtual day. Please let us know in the registration form if this is something you’d like to do. If we have enough interest we will move forward. If we don’t, we don’t. What can we say – the weather is lovely, Secular AZ folks wear masks properly, and we value science!

Monday, March 15, 10AM – 2:00PM (flexibility and breaks built in so you can participate while tending to children, working, etc)

(Tentative) Schedule:
Welcome & Issue Overview & Meeting Practice
Breakout Rooms: 15 minute meetings with lawmakers; guest speakers in breakout rooms
Lunch Panel & Q&A
Secular Invocations and Introductions from the House and Senate
Closing/ end of day / call to action

REGISTER HERE FOR SECULAR DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2021

We are offering a legislative pre-training before Secular Day starts at 10am. Please sign up for this training in addition to the Day at the Capitol. Registration is separate for this meeting; click here to register for this free training.

SPONSOR SECULAR DAY AT THE CAPITOL!

Help us raise ALL of our voices at the Capitol! Sponsor Secular Day… and support our advocacy and activism at the Arizona State Legislature. Sponsors will be recognized on our website, in our newsletters, and at the event.

Since we can’t do in-person tabling this year, organizations that sponsor Secular Day will get time to speak at the event to provide updates on group activities. Click here to become a sponsor!

A HUGE “THANK YOU” TO OUR SECULAR DAY SPONSORS!

  • AARON CONNOR
  • ARIZONA END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS
  • BOBBIE HOWARD
  • BOBBIE MORGENSTERN REAL ESTATE
  • BOBBIE VANDEGRIFF
  • DIANNE POST
  • DON AND NANCY LACEY
  • DONNA GRATEHOUSE
  • ELLEN GITTLEMAN
  • FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION – VALLEY OF THE SUN
  • FREETHOUGHT ARIZONA **SUPER SPONSOR**
  • HOWARD JOHNSON
  • MARK MANOIL
  • MARTHA O’CONNOR
  • PHILIP AND SHERRON LENTZ **SUPER SPONSORS**
  • RON RUSSELL
  • SECULAR HUMANIST JEWISH CIRCLE
  • WHIT JOHNSON

Virtual Memorial in Honor of Mark Nisski

Please join us at a virtual memorial service for Secular AZ Board Member and friend Mark Nisski.

Late last year, Arizona’s secular community lost a bright light. Mark’s enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, energy and kindness are sorely missed.

On Saturday, January 30 at 4pm, Mark’s family, friends and the secular community will gather together on Zoom to honor his memory.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 825 9122 5523
Passcode: 735733

Secular Summit 2020

The Secular Summit has gone virtual! Click here to join the event on Zoom.

Join secular supporters from around Arizona at our annual Secular Summit on 12/5/2020 for presentations, networking, education, advocacy and more.

Because we’re meeting online, we’re not charging for tickets this year. However, if you’re able, we ask that you please support Secular AZ by:

This year, our keynote speaker is Katherine Stewart, journalist and author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children.

We’ll also have updates on the upcoming legislative session and Secular AZ’s legal activities, and hear from the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, Debbie Allen.

Please join us on Saturday, December 5, from 9AM – 3:30PM. Click here to join the event on Zoom.

Tucson Presentation: David Tamayo

Hey Tucson! Join Freethought Arizona and Secular AZ on Saturday, February 22, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, for a presentation with David Tamayo, founder of Hispanic American Freethinkers, the first and only national Latinx 501(c)(3) educational organization of its kind.

– This free event starts at 2pm
– 530 N Wilmot Road, Tucson

Tamayo will present “Artificial Intelligence, Secular Humanism, and Other Scary Thoughts.” This talk will touch on topics located at the intersection of secular humanism, philosophy, consciousness, science, and free will.

 

 

Sunday Speaker at HSGP: David Tamayo

SUNDAY SPEAKER DAVID TAMAYO: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SECULAR HUMANISM, AND OTHER SCARY THOUGHTS

This talk connects A.I. to Humanism, especially about the near future for humanity.

David Tamayo is president and founder of Hispanic American Freethinkers, (HAFree) which is the first and only national Latino non-profit educational organization of its kind. He is also Chief Information Officer for a large aerospace engineering firm in D.C. David is the organizer of the HAFree High School Outreach Mentor Program to Latino and immigrant students teaching Critical Thinking Skills and Career Planning.

David sponsors and assists 10 cybersecurity teams at Langley High School competing in the U.S Air Force National CyberPatriot Competition. He is Vice President and founder of the Hispanic Business and Technology Council, a non-profit that educates young Hispanics to become IT leaders.​

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

For more info, visit the HSGP website.

February 23rd, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
627 W RIO SALADO PKWY
HUMANIST CENTER
MESAAZ 85201-4009

Secular Day at the Capitol: February 24, 2020

Secular Day at Capitol Map and Short Agenda Final

Save the date: Secular Day at the Capitol is February 24, 2020.

Calling ALL who support separation of church and state to join us on February 24, 2020, for our 7th Annual Secular Day at the Capitol. Here’s what you can expect:

– Learn about current threats to secular government

– Advocacy training

– Meetings with your lawmakers

– Group introductions from the House and Senate

– SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: DAVID TAMAYO, Founder and President of Hispanic Freethinkers

– Lunch & shirt included!

Registration closes February 17, 2020, so don’t delay!

RSVP for this FREE event by February 7  to qualify for your Secular AZ bracelet. 

Sunday Speaker at HSGP: Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers

Join our friends at the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix on Sunday, December 8, for Sunday Speaker Mandisa Thomas: “How Religion Has Crippled the Black Community.”

While the Black community in the United States makes up approximately 12 percent of the population, 79 percent still identify as religious, which makes the subject of atheism challenging, and open identification very stigmatizing.

Mandisa Thomas will discuss the institutional reasons for the high religiosity in the Black community, how her organization Black Nonbelievers is building community and increasing visibility for those who need support, and how the secular community can improve on its understanding and help for people of color in the movement.

Black Nonbelievers’ merchandise will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

Please RSVP on the HSGP website.

 

 

Secular Summit 2019 Tickets Available

Join us on December 7 for the 5th annual Secular Summit!

This members-only event is a day of secular networking, education, advocacy and action, including updates from our legal team and our Director of Government Affairs. (Not a member yet? Become one today!)

Our keynote speaker this year is Mandisa Thomas, founder of Black Nonbelievers. More speakers to be announced!

Tickets are just $15, lunch included. Become a host, super host, or event sponsor and help support the fight to keep Arizona secular!

RSVP now to save your seat. Tickets on sale until 12/5, so don’t wait!

See you at the Summit!

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix Presents An Evening with Matt Dillahunty & Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty team up for a one-night event hosted by the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix.

Join us for a fun evening of conversation and plenty of interaction with Seth and Matt, with the option of a VIP Dinner with Matt and Seth before the show!

HSGP is inviting secular-friendly organizations to set up tables for networking in the reception area all evening, where Seth and Matt will be tabling and signing books as well.

You have the opportunity to buy a ticket for Seth and Matt fans who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend. Sponsor some tickets and we will make sure they get to the people who want them.

Cash Bars in the Reception/Networking Area.

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT.

Visit the HSGP website for more information and to purchase tickets. 

 

Happy Hour with the Secular Stars – RSVP Today!

Join us in Phoenix/Tempe or Tucson (or both!) for our annual Happy Hours with the Secular Stars

Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you learn about Secular AZ’s successes, meet our Secular Star lawmakers, and mingle with other Arizonans who want church and state to remain separate.

Come support the fight against religious influence in our state’s public policy. Please purchase tickets by September 15. See you at Happy Hour!

Tucson Happy Hour

When: Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7pm

Where: Dante’s Fire  2526 E Grant Road, Tucson

 

Phoenix Happy Hour

When: Thursday, September 26 from 5-7pm

Where: Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway, Tempe

 

Get your tickets here!