In this message:
Light The Night Walk Incentives!
The Foundation Beyond Belief Light The Night Team is having a Walk Kickoff Week September 16-22. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and LLS has generously given some special incentives for Kickoff Week!
- Anyone who sends their fundraising webpage to 20 or more people and cc: [email protected] will receive a $10 iTunes Gift Card!
- The top 5 individual online fundraisers for the week (minimum $250 in the week) will win a $25 Amazon.com gift card.
- Finally, the four Team Captains that have the most walkers on their team by the end of the week will receive a $25 American Express gift card. Winners from Registration Week are not eligible.
If you haven’t already joined, it’s not too late. If you walked last year, your team is already in the walk system. All you need to do is re-register or make a new team.
Foundation Beyond Belief is calling on nonreligious communities across the country to dedicate a few hours' time between October 1st and 7th to a Hug an Atheist fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via the Foundation Beyond Belief Light The Night Walk team. For inspiration, watch this video of a Hug an Atheist event in action.
Share why you walk on twitter @foundBB #whylls.
"Freethought Day is an annual day of celebration which gives those freethinkers who have been unable to proudly declare themselves a platform from which to do so. Held on October 12, newly declared freethinkers can gain strength and support from fellow "open" freethinkers and from other October freethought holidays such as International Freethought Month (October) and Separation of Church and State Day (November 24th).
In this day and age in the United States, discrimination, hatred, and bias against freethinkers is still allowed, even promoted, by many in this country. Unlike the gay and lesbian community, the freethought community does not have the powerful voice and activist population necessary to end such treatment. It is time to change this situation for the better of all freethinkers, especially the young." - from Secular Seasons
Hear, here! Make sure you put a plan in your group's schedule to celebrate having freedom of mind on October 12th. Request tabling supplies to help you out!
SSA Store Items
We have many things to buy for you to show off your SSA pride on our store. Shop there today! Buy lapel pins for $5 each. Other items for sale are our SSA stamps, which cost $10 bucks each. Use them to stamp forms, hands or other objects with relatively flat surfaces. We also have baby blue gel wristbands which you can buy. Every $3 gets you 10 fashionable bands. You can wear them anywhere and show off your SSA pride! Our returning item (which made its debut during the Reason Rally) is the drawstring bag, only 5 bucks!
All of our store items are available to affiliates and members at wholesale price. Buy them today! You'll need to have the login information from your free student membership and sign in on our site to access the store. If you are not yet a member, be sure to become one now! If you need any help go to our store help page.
| |Brag It Up!
Tell us about the awesome stuff your group has done!
Missed the SSA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas or Columbus? Didn't get to see all the talks? We're constantly posting new videos to our YouTube Channel so you can check them out! This latest video comes from Dan Barker
speaking on how to be an activist.
Author and neuroscientist Sam Harris, the guy who started the New Atheist movement and co-founded Project Reason
, has generously provided a match of donations to the SSA of up to $30,000 for the next month. Spread the word!
Blogger Jen McCreight
is a lifelong non-theist, but became vocal about her atheism when she started college at Purdue University. Surprised and alienated by the highly religious atmosphere, she co-founded the Society of Non-Theists for like-minded students. During this time she also started to blog at Blag Hag, a popular atheist blog, which became infamous partially thanks to "Boobquake