GODLESS COMMUNITY BOOTH COMING TO HARTFORD PRIDE

MEDIA ADVISORY

September 8, 2015

Contacts:
Patrick McCann, Co-Coordinator—Connecticut Coalition of Reason, (860) 704-9003, [email protected]

Dan Blinn, Media Representative–Connecticut Valley Atheists, (860) 324-3533,
[email protected]

GODLESS COMMUNITY BOOTH COMING TO HARTFORD PRIDE

Members of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason will hold a community booth at the Hartford PrideFest on Saturday, September 9th, with an Ask-An-Atheist booth. The booth features Skeptic, Freethinking, Humanist, and Atheist literature both for adults and children, atheist themed tee-shirts for sale and a group of friendly, happy, healthy, productive, tax-paying atheists to answer your questions about what it is like to not have a deity watching and waiting: ready to send someone to hell at the smallest wrong transgression.

WHO:
The Connecticut Coalition of Reason, along with their affiliates:
– Atheist Humanist Society of Connecticut and Rhode Island
– Camp Quest New England
– Connecticut Valley Atheists
– The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County
– Hartford Area Humanists
– The Humanist Association of Connecticut
– Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County
– The Secular Coalition for Connecticut
– The University of Connecticut Freethinkers
– The Yale Humanist Community

WHERE:
PrideFest at Burr Mall, 550 Main Street, Hartford CT, 06103. (Please park between City Hall and Wadsworth Atheneum.)

WHEN:
Saturday, September 12th from Noon until late.

WHY:
Non-theism is more than just realizing that our society, the world and our universe is a bigger, brighter and more amazing place than all the make-believe ideas. The table allows people to make connections with others of sincerely-held belief in the community, and do something more than just wishing things would change. When we stand together at events like this, it gives a voice to non-theistic people, and encourages others to stand up for who they are. That is what makes atheist and non-believers so exciting, and that is that we don’t have a dogma to guide us but our own logic and reason.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
More information about Hartford Pride can be found at: www.hartfordpride.com.

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Connecticut Coalition of Reason at www.ConnecticutCoR.org is made up of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the state of Connecticut. Their twin goals are to foster a sense of community among the like-minded and raise public awareness that people who don’t believe in a god or gods can be decent citizens who contribute to the larger society.

The United Coalition of Reason at www.UnitedCoR.org is a non-profit organization that helps local non-theistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.

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For more information, please contact:

Patrick McCann
Co-Coordinator—Connecticut Coalition of Reason
(860) 704-9003
[email protected]

Dan Blinn
Media Representative–Connecticut Valley Atheists
(860) 324-3533
[email protected]

UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)
(202) 744-1553
[email protected]