Meet Other Atheists After the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally in DC

A week ago, I mentioned that I would be attending the Jon Stewart “Rally to Restore Sanity”/Stephen Colbert “March To Keep Fear Alive” in Washington, D.C. on 10/30/10. (Soooooooo excited…)

With the help of the American Humanist Association, there’s now a way to make that day even better.

We’ve reserved space for a gathering of about 150 people at the Lauriol Plaza Restaurant!

It’s just a short walk from the AHA offices and a few blocks away from the Dupont Circle Metro Station. The party starts at 4:00 p.m. — the rally/march is supposed to end at 3:00 — and there will be salsa. How can you resist.

If you’re interested in joining us, the Facebook event page is here. Spread the word! (If you live in DC and want to join us, you’re welcome to, even if you’re not going to the rally.)

Hope to see you there!

  • http://villageatheist.org Drew

    I’ll be traveling from Austin to attend the rally but my flight back leaves around 6pm that Saturday. If it weren’t for that, you could have counted me in.

  • Brice Gilbert

    I know this is very conspiracy theory, but I really wonder if someone (like James O’Keefe) will have lots of people come to the rally and act the opposite of what is intended. AKA act like tea party people to give the whole thing a bad name so Fox News and the right can say “See! They are the same!” You know how much they hate Jon Stewart.

  • Richard P.

    I don’t think there will be any shortage of material for fox to twist into anything fox wants to portray. Hell, they could make mother teresa into a saint.

    Except for it being in the US I wish I could go.

  • Snuggly Buffalo

    A couple of friends and I should be coming out from Montana, I’m really looking forward to it!

  • Skunque

    Maybe…

    I’ve got a foot injury I’m babying in the hopes of one day running again, so initially I hadn’t planned to be out on The Mall that weekend, but…we’ll just see if I have an urge to sabotage my health in favor of all this.

  • Edmond

    AARRGGHH! I just got BACK from DC last week! If I could’ve known ahead of time, I could’ve rescheduled my vacay. Oh well, I will enjoy vicariously through Hemant.

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff P

    maybe… I’m busy on Saturday, but I’m free on Sunday (the actual date). Of course I would have to work things out with the family. I’m not exactly a totally free agent.

  • Richard Wade

    I’ll be there. Hope I can find you at the Rally/March for Sanity/Fear. Save me a seat at the restaurant.

  • Richard Wade

    Jeff,
    What do you mean by “Sunday (the actual date)”? The Rally/March is on Saturday Oct 30.

  • Greg

    What a bummer. I’ll be in from Dallas but my flight leaves at 6:30. I hope I can drop by for at least a few minutes.

    Is there any plan to meet at the rally itself and hang out during that?

  • Miki

    I’m not going to the rally, but I’ll meet some of you at Lauriol Plaza. It’s a nice place. I encourage the use of public transportation, though, as finding a parking spot can be tough.

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff P

    What do you mean by “Sunday (the actual date)”? The Rally/March is on Saturday Oct 30

    Thanks Richard. I had the weekends mixed up. I see now that it is the weekend of Oct 30th which is a Saturday. I appear to be free that weekend. If I can make it, then save me a table for those of us over 45. Well uh… I mean over 48… :)

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    I’ll be there, Hell permitting.

  • TGrin

    I’ll be there all the way from Utah, I’m excited to see you all.

  • Jack Straw

    How, you guys are flying across the country to attend a fake rally and you think fox news viewers are sheep? Seriously?

  • JB Tait

    @Skunque: One word –> crutches.

  • Libby

    Still trying to decide if I can actually escape work long enough to make it to the rally. This might tip the scales…

  • muggle

    Man, I so wish I could go! Full reporting expected, Hemant, for those of us who just live vicariously through others.

  • Claudia

    I so hate you, right now :-( Not only will I be missing my personal media hero, I’m going to be missing out on a massive FA get-together too! Not faiiiiir!

  • Mak

    I’ll be there from Alaska! Maybe not at the meet-up, but I’ll try. :)

  • dani

    We will most likely be wearing costumesso i’m not sure that appropriate attire…but maybe we’ll have time to change and meet you guys. Sounds fun!


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