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SECULAR Dia de los Muertos - Secular Day of the Dead

Secular Dia de los Muertos

Secular Day of the Dead

Thursday November 2, 2018
Emiliano’s
6690 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA  92120

Bring photos of the loved one(s) you are honoring to place on the Secular Honoring Table.

Tickets

Purchase tickets through the Secular Day of the Dead sponsors or directly through Eventbrite

Tickets include:

  • Activities for Children
  • Honoring Table Ceremony
    • (Bring photos of loved one(s) you are honoring to place on the table. Any cultural representation and all speakers are welcome to this event.)
  • Live Classical Guitar Entertainment by Juan Carlos Cortes
  • Free Parking
  • Face Painting only $5
  • On-site souvenir store featuring Secular Saint Candles, T-Shirts, Face Masks, Juan Carlos Cortes on the Classical Guitar and Face Jewelry

This event is sponsored by:

The Freethought Society and The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego

Tickets for the authentic Mexican fare buffet luncheon are only:

  • $20 per adult
  • $10 children over 5 years old
  • Free for children under 5 (please reserve a spot)

 

A Secular Day of the Dead event is a celebration of life – sans religion. More and more people are abandoning their religious upbringing, but still want to celebrate the beauty of their culture. Many nontheist Hispanics want to continue traditions and cultural rituals, but in a secular way.

Nontheist Hispanics view the Secular Day of the Dead as a perfect way to remember the legacy of dead loved ones in a way that does not require prayer, church, or any religious dogma. This is why a Secular Day of the Dead was created. To nontheists, our legacies are our afterlife.

The Secular Day of the Dead event will include many redesigned Hispanic traditions and rituals that celebrate our one and only life, legacies and cultural heritage. Any cultural representation and all speakers are welcome.

Rave reviews were received for Secular Day of the Dead celebrations that have already taken place in San Diego, California and Los Angeles, California. We hope to see this tradition repeated in other cities around the country. Your participation will help establish this event as an important cultural tradition and a much needed outreach to nontheists/secularists in the Hispanic community.

Please attend to experience this unique and beautiful event. You will find much joy in the appreciation of the here and the now combined with the remembrances of those who lived before us.

Additional Hotel Information

Hotel information if you want to make a weekend out of going to San Diego. The closest hotel to Emiliano’s Restaurant is:

DoubleTree by Hilton
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Reservation Phone Number:   (619) 297-5466

Currently priced rooms are:

$259.00 – Double Occupancy with 2 queen beds
$265.00 – 1 king bed 
The price includes tax and an incidental hold of $75. The $75 hold per night is refundable if no parking or incidentals are applicable at check out. A 72-hour prior notice for full cancellation refund with no penalties.

 

July-August 2019 Freethought Society eZine

Click here to see the July-August 2019 eZine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Secular Week of Action vs. Day of Prayer
  • 2019 Secular Week of Action Photos Highlighting Two Freethought Society Events
  • 2019 International Spring Festival Participation
  • Photos from the 2019 International Spring Festival
  • A 2019 Springtime Thomas Paine-Themed Event by Margaret Downey
  • 2019 Springtime Thomas Paine-Themed Event Photos
  • Television Miniseries Review: “Good Omens” by Tom Melchiorre
  • Announcement of the CSI 2019 Conference
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

 

The Secular Coalition for America's Week of Action

Week of Action: April 26th to May 2nd

Week of Action

 The Freethought Society has registered four events on the Week of Action website. Please visit our Freethought Society Facebook link to see the upcoming events:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/thefreethoughtsociety/events/

Join Us

Facebook Events – Join us!

On this Facebook page you will notice the following participation dates and a brief description of the activity:

Nontheists Join in “The Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania

Friday, April 26th
Nontheists Join in “The Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania”
5 PM – 7 PM
Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

Freethinker Table Scheduled for the International Spring Festival

Saturday, April 27th
Freethinker Table Scheduled for the International Spring Festival
11 AM – 5 PM
North Penn High School, Landsale, PA

Nontheists and Muslims Together Helping Those in Need

Sunday, April 28
Nontheists and Muslims Together Helping Those in Need
3 PM – 5 PM
Hub of Hope at Thomas Paine Plaza / City Municipal Building
15th and John F. Kennedy Parkway

Senior Citizen BINGO

Thursday, May 2
Senior Citizen BINGO
2 PM – 4 PM
Chester County Pocopson Home
West Chester, PA

 

The Revolutionary War and the Great Patriot Thomas Paine

The Freethought Society has arranged for a special tour of the Museum of the American Revolution at a discounted rate on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The group rate tickets can only be purchased in advance through the Eventbrite link below.

The price for the tour is only $14 and includes a one-hour guided tour of the museum highlights. The tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. The museum is located at: 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia pa

A parking garage is conveniently located on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.

Participants can add more fun to their day by enjoying lunch at The City Tavern (138 South 2nd Street) designed to appeal to Thomas Paine enthusiasts.

The pre-ticketed luncheon starts at Noon and will include speakers Gary Berton (Thomas Paine historian) and sculptor, Zenos Frudakis. Thomas Paine (portrayed by Julien Musolino) and Madame Marguerite de Bonneville (portrayed by Margaret Downey) will welcome everyone to a private dining room at The City Tavern, which was the site of the George Washington pre-inaugural ball.

The price of the luncheon is only $40 and includes tax and gratuities. Choose between Salmon or Turkey Pot Pie for the first course and soup or salad for the second course. Meals includes fresh baked breads, dessert, coffee and/or hot tea. Vegetarian options are available.

After lunch, the party atmosphere will continue with a mini-walking tour, where participants will see many sites and items related to Thomas Paine.

Please visit the Eventbrite link below to make a reservation and to pre-pay for your tour and/or luncheon tickets. Tour reservations and seating for the luncheon are limited. Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/museum-of-american-revolution-tour-and-lunch-with-freethought-society-tickets-55928245889

Complimentary gifts for all participants include a Thomas Paine hand fan and a stress ball embossed with a Thomas Paine quotation.

Guest Speaker: Professor Marci Hamilton

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Freethought Society is pleased to host University of Pennsylvania Professor Marci Hamilton as the Thursday, April 11, 2019 speaker. Her speech, “The War Against Child Sex Abuse: Where We Are and What We Must Do,” takes place 7:00 PM at the Ludington Library located at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Free and open to the public

Hamilton is the nation’s foremost expert on clergy sex abuse against children and child sex abuse statutes of limitation. She has been invited to testify and advise legislators in every state in the country where significant statutes of limitation reform have occurred. Her presentation will recount her battles in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with powerful forces against child safety, and she will lay out the battle plan for the future, presenting the five necessary legal reforms to prevent child sex abuse: statute of limitations reform, preservation of children’s rape kits, family court reform, public training on child sex abuse, and the invalidation of nondisclosure agreements.

Hamilton is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Fox Family Pavilion Resident Senior Fellow in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania. Hamilton is also the Founder, CEO, and Academic Director of CHILD USA, which is an academic think tank at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to interdisciplinary, legal and evidence-based research to improve laws and public policy to end child abuse and neglect. Before moving to the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Hamilton held the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

Hamilton is the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children (Cambridge University Press). She is also the author of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law and God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, she is the co-author of Children and the Law. Hamilton clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.       

Hamilton is a graduate of Vanderbilt University summa cum laude, having earned a bachelor’s degree. She graduated with high honors from Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a master’s degree in English, fiction writing, and philosophy. Hamilton earned her Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude. At the University of Pennsylvania, Marci served as Editor-in-Chief of The University of Pennsylvania Law Review.