Tonight: Openly Agnostic and Running for Local Office in an Area Targeted by Religious Extremists for Decades

Tonight: Openly Agnostic and Running for Local Office in an Area Targeted by Religious Extremists for Decades November 19, 2020

Tonight, the American Humanist Association (AHA) will host an event featuring recorded remarks from successful candidate and now elected member of the Fairfax County School Board Karl Frisch, followed by a live question and answer portion with Center for Freethought Equality’s Political and PAC Coordinator Ron Millar. This event is part of the AHA’s Speaking of Humanism monthly series.

When: Thursday, November 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm EST

Where: Online! Watch this talk on Zoom here.

Who: Karl Frisch is a member of the Fairfax County School Board – the first openly LGBTQ+ local elected official in the history of Virginia’s largest county. During his 2019 campaign, he received more votes than any previous candidate for School Board in his district. On the Board, Frisch prioritizes investing in student success and safety, inspiring future careers, promoting environmental sustainability, advancing equity and inclusion, providing responsible fiscal stewardship, maintaining high academic standards, and supporting teachers and staff with better pay and resources.

Why: Karl Frisch speaks to what it is like to run as an openly gay and agnostic candidate in an area frequently targeted by religious extremists as he discusses his successful campaign for Fairfax County School Board last year when he became the first openly LGBTQ+ local elected official in the history of Virginia’s largest county.

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The American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming worldview of humanism, which—without beliefs in gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

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