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De Dora


at PETE’S TAVERN 129 East 18 Street

Our speaker will be: MICHAEL DE DORA

“From D.C. to Geneva:  Secular Humanist Advocacy Around the World”


Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in both the scope and impact of political advocacy by secularist, humanist, and atheist organizations in the United States. There has also been a rise in the number of freethought groups working on the international arena. What kind of work are these organizations engaged in? What are their major accomplishments? And what are their major challenges?

As director of both domestic and international advocacy for the Center for Inquiry, Michael De Dora has been directly involved in efforts to advance secular government and humanist values at all levels of public policy, from Washington, D.C. to the UN Headquarters in New York to to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. He will provide insight into the efforts of atheist, secularist, and humanist organizations to defend the open society.

Michael De Dora is director of the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy and the organization’s main representative to the United Nations. In addition, he serves as president of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief in New York. 


Brunch is just $25 …

… for your choice of 11 entrees, tax, tips and a drink included.

Join up to 50 of your fellow and sororal freethinkers for one of SHSNY’s best annual get-togethers. Meet old friends, make new ones, schmooze, network and discuss ideas (what we do best).

But don’t wait. Our upstairs private room at Pete’s only seats 50. So guarantee your place by booking now, at, using your credit card or PayPal.



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