Darwin Day 2012 Celebrations

A lot of atheist groups around the country are planning Darwin Day activities, and the lineup for the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers‘ celebration looks terrific:

They have Joe Nickell (skeptical investigator of the paranormal), Jamila Bey (secular activist), Clint Kelly (biology professor) and Lawrence Krauss (theoretical physicist) speaking at their school, and those are just the keynotes.

What are all of you planning?

Incidentally, ~GeneticMishap created a publicity poster anyone can use:

To personalize it, just go here.

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  • http://twitter.com/nicki2377 nicki2377

    While not an atheist group, per se – The Great Plains Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be hosting a Darwin Day event on February 11th, here in Wichita.  If you would like additional information – please email me. nicki2377 at gmail dot com.  

  • Bluefruity
  • Surfing

    I know it’s all about you Americans, but have you considered pushing it international. You Americans are a minority atheist country and there is a world of support out here.

  • https://alexanderschroeder.net/ Alexander Krivács Schrøder

    If in “anyone can use” you mean “Americans can use”, then I’ll agree with you. In my country, that poster says the event takes place on December 2.

  • Dr. Monkey

    There is a church in my area that celebrates Darwin Day.  The church is run by a minister friend of mine named John Shuck.  He’s also the sponsor of the local PFLAG chapter in our area.  His church is located in Elizabethton (pronounced Eliza-BETH-ton) TN.  The name of his church is First Presbyterian.  As you can imagine he’s not well thought of by other ministers in the area but atheists like me and his church secretary love him.

  • Anonymous

    There is a church in my area that celebrates Darwin Day.  The church is run by a minister friend of mine named John Shuck.  He’s also the sponsor of the local PFLAG chapter in our area.  His church is located in Elizabethton (pronounced Eliza-BETH-ton) TN.  The name of his church is First Presbyterian.  As you can imagine he’s not well thought of by other ministers in the area but atheists like me and his church secretary love him.

  • Annie

    Every year I do science activities focusing on Charles Darwin with my students… they love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1152750082 Sam Shore

    The Illini Secular Student Alliance will be out on the U of I quad again with free birthday cake on Feb. 10th, reprising last year’s successful informational event. Which you can see pictures of here! http://www.illinissa.com/2011/02/pics-of-our-darwin-day-festivities.html

  • Nick Andrew

    A date in the international format would make the poster more inclusive of countries that do not follow the US’s quirky date notation.

    ISO8601 would represent the date as “2012-02-12″, or remove ambiguity with “12 Feb 2012″.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachlebek Rod Chlebek

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