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Reason Center Events Group
California Freethought Day combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference. It’s a festival of freethought.
Join us at our free event to celebrate freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice, and the separation of church and state.
Our event will be outdoors at the California State Capitol Building and livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, and more.
11 AM – Visit Community Groups
12 PM – Event Starts – See the schedule on our website.
5:30 PM – Event Ends
Speakers, Live Entertainment, and More
Our 22nd year features the following speakers, entertainers, podcasters, authors, and more:
- Trace Dominguez, host of Star Gazers
- Dr. Candace Lawson, family physician
- Dr. Darrell Ray, author, president of Recovering from Religion
- Jen Young, science educator
- Thomas Smith, host of Serious Inquiries Only
- Mark Kernes, author, Preachers vs. Porn
- Scott Coatsworth, sci-fi author
- Nancy Gonzalez, poet
- Steve Mackey, musician
- James Courtney, caricature artist
- Andy Swan (as Uncle Sam)
- and more to come!
We’re also presenting awards to Sen. Nancy Skinner (CA-9) and Ryan Bell, and awarding our scholarship winners.
Watch the live stream via Facebook, YouTube, and more. Free registration will ensure you get reminders and links to join us and a digital program.
Join us outdoors at the Capitol and visit with community groups, meet the authors, enjoy a picnic on the grass, and more. Get a free printed, full-color program.
Registration is free, supported by donations and sponsorships. To officially register, please visit our website:
Your free registration includes a full-color program and a chance to win any of our door prize baskets valued together at $300 when you attend and complete our survey.
You can support California Freethought Day with a donation when you register. For $25, enjoy snacks and drinks throughout the day. For $75+, join us at our Fundraiser Reception on Saturday evening.
- Speaker Lineup and Schedule
- Supporters’ Reception
- Support, Sponsor, and Volunteer
- Facebook Event
For updates and more, follow us on all major networks @FreethoughtDay.