"Changing Perceptions: Atheists Among Us" is the theme of the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference being held this weekend, August 12-14, in Omaha, Nebraska. Featured Saturday speakers include Greta Christina, Mr. Deity, J. T. Eberhard, Jen McCreight,and Hemant Mehta.
(Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1, 2011) A federal lawsuit was filed today against the Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) and its advertising agent, On the Move Advertising, for declining to run $5,260.00 worth of bus ads aimed at attracting local atheists and agnostics.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, the previously vandalized billboard in Fresno, California, was replaced by the United Coalition of Reason at a cost of $1,176.00. This was after an earlier attempt to clean off the graffiti had been made, both by CBS Outdoor (the billboard owner) and the City of Fresno's graffiti abatement team.
(Fresno, May 6, 2011.) One or more vandals used spray paint to deface the Central Valley Coalition of Reason billboard in Fresno. The billboard originally read, “Don’t believe in God? Join the club.” But the word “Don’t” has been white-painted out and the letters “MADC,” a likely vandal identifier, have been painted large on the lower left.