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Roy Zimmerman to Perform “Wake Up Call” April 1, 2013

Roy Zimmerman

The Freethought Society and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia are pleased to announce the return of Roy Zimmerman to the Philadelphia area. Roy’s “Wake Up Call” performance of original and funny songs about ignorance, war, greed, hope, struggle, change and more greed takes place on Monday, April 1, 2013. The charge is $18 (pay at the door) with discount available to students and seniors. Anyone would be a “fool” to miss this April 1st concert!

Roy’s one-of-a-kind performance begins at 7:30 PM at the Ethical Society’s Building located at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Pennsylvania. Zimmerman sings satirical songs – all original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. There’s a decidedly “Lefty” slant to his lyrics.

In 2012, Roy and his co-writer wife Melanie Harby traveled 47,000 miles
to complete a 50-state tour of all 49 states. Hawaii was “Omission
Accomplished,” he says.

“Wake Up Call” is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly progressive look at what they saw and heard across America in the
Obama Era. The show is ninety minutes of original, rhyme-intensive songs, with funny titles such as Abstain With Me and I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible. Roy also sings heartfelt songs like Hope, Struggle and Change and I Approve This Message. The audience always enjoys Roy’s impassioned comic commentary.

With thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and social justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. Roy has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he has been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered. Roy’s YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Sing Out! Magazine writes, “Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics … underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.” See for yourself: Creation Science 101, To Be a Liberal, and Defenders of Marriage.

Don’t miss Roy Zimmerman’s Monday, April 1, 2013 one-man show on April Fools Day!




Herb Silverman, “Candidate Without a Prayer” in Philadelphia, 9-28-2012

The Freethought Society and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia (EHSP) are delighted to co-host an event featuring Herb Silverman as the special guest and speaker. Silverman’s presentation will begin at 7:00 PM at the EHSP building located at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 at the door to help with costs.

Herb Silverman is founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston. He ran for governor of South Carolina in the 1990s to challenge a state law that required religious belief to hold public office. After an eight-year battle, he won a unanimous decision in the South Carolina Supreme Court, which struck down this religious test requirement.

Silverman’s speech, “Candidate Without a Prayer,” will highlight excerpts from his book of the same name. Books will be sold for $20 each and Silverman will inscribe them as time permits. Continue reading: Herb Silverman, “Candidate Without a Prayer” in Philadelphia, 9-28-2012

Join us at the Reason Rally- Washington DC, March 24, 2012, on the mall

The Reason Rally is an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. The Freethought Society is one of the sponsors of the event.  It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall.  There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more.  We hope you will join us!  See the current issue of the Freethought Society News Jan_Feb_2012_FS_Newsletter1   for information on hotels, buses, more.

Philadelphia and Tri-State attendees should visit the Freethought Society (FS) table, located in the Sponsors’ tent. Michael Newdow will be on hand to meet and greet along with Margaret Downey and several of the FS board members.

Thanks to a generous donation from comedian/filmmaker Troy Conrad, the Freethought Society (FS) will be giving a complimentary DVD, “The Comedy Jesus Show” (pictured at right) to the first 100 people who sign up to receive the FS’s free newsletters. Follow Conrad on Twitter @troyconrad. If you’d like to purchase a “Comedy Jesus” DVD, visit: www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7969702

Please visit www.reasonrally.org, for more information, and updates.

Speakers include:

Richard Dawkins

Adam Savage

Jessica Ahlquist

Dan Barker

David Silverman 

 Tim Minchin

 Jamila Bey

 Greta Christina

 Elizabeth Cornwell

 Michael Shermer

 PZ Myers

 Fred Edwords

 Sean Faircloth

 Bad Religion

 Roy Speckhardt

 Taslima Nasrin

 Annie Laurie Gaylor

 Greg Graffin

 Victor Harris

 Rep. Pete Stark

 Paul Provenza

 Jamie Kilstein

 Lawrence Krauss

 Ron Lindsay

 Todd Stiefel

 James Randi

 Hemant Mehta

 Cristina Rad

 Shelley Segal

 Indra Zuno

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