Picture Perfect! 2018 Downloadable Calendar

by Susan
Education Officer and National Coordinator

For those of you who’ve been reading our newsletters the past few years, it’s around this time of the year that UnitedCoR puts out a call for photographs and dates of special events that are coming up in the following year. Our free, downloadable calendars are designed to help you plan secular-friendly, local events around important dates such Religious Freedom Day, Thomas Payne Day, International Darwin Day, World Poetry Day, International Women’s Day, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, “Ask an Atheist” Day, National Day of Reason, World Humanist Day, Banned Books Week, Carl Sagan’s birthday, Human Rights’ Day, Human Light, Roger Williams’ birthday and many other memorable and noteworthy occasions.

As we’re putting the final pieces together for the 2018 calendar, we need your help! Please email us with photographs of your groups for the calendar, and let us know any important dates for your events in 2018. We’ll be certain to include the event dates in the downloadable calendar, on our social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter), on our web-based calendar, and of course in our global calendar of events.

Just to give you an idea of the kinds of photographs we’re looking for, have a look at some of the highlights of 2017, and let’s celebrate the achievements that atheist, humanist, secular, freethinker and skeptic folks have done for their local communities, and helped to lead the way for non-believers around the world. Please make sure to send them to us by December 31!

BEOrlando’s Positive Postcard project—part of the Orlando Coalition of Reason

 

San Diego Coalition of Reason’s “Ask An Atheist” table at the beautiful Balboa Park

 

San Antonio Coalition of Reason’s South Texas Atheists for Reason
Kansas City Coalition of Reason’s cooperating group—the Kansas City Atheist Coalition—gathering for a public event

 

Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers—a member of the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason—with a haul of donated school supplies to donate to students in underprivileged areas of Des Moines

 

Austin Coalition of Reason’s Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless post prior to a huge give-away to a worthwhile and marginalized community.

 

US Army Major Ryan Jean—a sought-after speaker on Humanism in the Maryland, Washington DC area

 

US Navy Chief Petty Officer Doug Wright (Retired) addresses nearly 1,000 Air Force recruits at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas

 

Dennis Paul Himes of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason receives the prestigious State Director of the Year award from American Atheists

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class (Retired) Todd Kregel is commended for saving a Marines’ life in South Carolina.

 

Col. Erwin Kamp—Chief of Chaplains (Humanist): His Majesty’s Royal Dutch Marines—meeting with former Humanist military chaplains

 

Joe Chuman addresses the Bergen Ethical Culture—a cooperating member of the New Jersey Coalition of Reason.