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I Want to Buy Your Ticket to American Atheist Con!

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Attention women in the secular community: I want to buy your ticket to the American Atheist convention!

If you identify as a woman, are near, or can get to the Austin, Texas area March 28-31, and want to listen to a bunch of great speakers and have some fun meeting like-minded people then go fill out an application for my admission grant!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go do it now!

Here is the link to the application: http://surlygrant.com/apply/

We need more women in the secular community. Stand up, be counted – or you know, sit quietly and watch the talks, whatever is more your style. Either way, this is our community and we can make it better and more diverse by getting more women actively involved.

I plan on announcing the first round of grant recipients soon, so do get those applications in!

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Here is a link to a post that explains why I chose the American Atheist Convention as an event to sponsor this year.

If you want to help donate to my grant program you can go here.

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21 Comments

  1. I’ve been thinking of going, but I’m not sure if I should apply for a surly grant because I can probably get a student ticket. I’ll have to look into whether I can afford it on my own before I apply. Still whether I apply or not I hope to see loads of surly grantees there.

  2. Wow I just thwarted myself with html tags as emoticons…
    continued: I’m in Phoenix and there’s no way I could get to Austin (don’t own a car, don’t have money for plane/bus/food/living), but boy oh boy this is absolutely awesome of you to offer =D I’m woman and I’m atheist and I wanna meet people blah >_<

      • Hah that’s definitely a possibility, and thankfully there’s plenty of time to plan such a thing – I err don’t know how to private message here, but let’s hash it out maybe? Quick pros & cons I forsee right away – I don’t work, live with aging parents; time is no constraint but convincing my parents that I’m not ‘running off with some internet people’ (again, heh) will take some doing. Biggest issue is money, and motivating myself to have some money by then.

        • Well, free to hit me up and add me on Facebook! I am always looking for local Skeptic friends, anyway: http://www.facebook.com/marilove

          You can also e-mail me: marilee.cornelius at gmail dot com :)

          And anyone else who wants to add me or send me a helllo, that would also be fabulous :)).

          I also need to figure out funds. At this point, I’m not sure if it’s feasable, but I’m going to try to hash out the detaisl. But, if I don’t make it this year (and even if I do), one of my good girl friends is REALLY wanting to come with me to this conference, or to TAM, next year — and the more the merrier!

          But let’s be friends, regardless! We Arizona Skeptics need to stick together :P

          • Yeaaah urgh I looked for freethinker groups in my area and the closest one is in Mesa; I’m in Glendale/Peoria without a car; those distances would take 8 hours by city bus -.- and there are no buses on Sunday as it is.
            But yay, friends! I added ya – and btw, is your avatar here a pic of Eddie Izzard? Discovering him was the one positive thing I took from a previous horrible relationship, so yay! hah

  3. em, no. i may be an atheist, but the “atheist movement” is filled by a bunch of rich white guys just as politically hostile to women and minorities as most christians are. when its so-called leaders are posting racist, misogynist comments on this very blog, i dont know why YOU want any part of them. i’m not going to condemn religion for its hatefulness and then go to atheist conferences that tacitly support the exact same white male privileged crap because they at least sometimes talk about science too.

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