Here’s the list of confirmed speakers for this year’s Reasonfest!
Dr. Darrel Ray is a writer and speaker on leadership and organizational development and author of two books on the topic. He is the author of the book The God Virus: How Religion Affects Our Lives and Culture. Ray is founder of the organization “Recovering Religionists”, a national self-help group for those leaving their religious indoctrination. In May 2011, he published the survey Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion?.
Dan Barker served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He has written numerous articles for Freethought Today, an American freethought newspaper. He is the author of several books including Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist.
After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.
Lyz Liddell is the Director of Campus Organizing for the national Secular Student Alliance, leading programs including but not limited to our affiliate programs, annual conference, individual student services, student membership program, and more. She serves as part captain, part mother hen, and part bulldog to all campus organizers, student leaders, and secular student activists. She will show you the path to success and push you to excel, make sure you get plenty of hot soup when you’re sick, and fight like hell for your rights. She is also the Queen of No Fun, but only when she has to be.
Deeply rooted in the fundamentalist Southern Baptist church, Sarah Morehead spent many years as a dutiful Christian wife and mother. Her long journey towards non-belief meant isolation for her and her children away from the only community she ever knew, until she found the courage to reach out to the secular world. Passionate about helping others free themselves from the confines of faith, she has a personal appreciation for the many challenges people face on this journey. Sarah joined the leadership of Recovering From Religion in 2011 and was appointed Executive Director at the end of 2012. From the Hotline Project to local groups meeting monthly around the world and much more, she continues to spearhead programs and practical support resources for anyone reconsidering the role of religion in their life.
Come to Reasonfest April 4 – 5 to see them live!
Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union:
Be there, or be square!