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Join the 2021 Thomas Paine Day event

Famed sculptor Zenos Frudakis, second from right, shows off the Thomas Paine statuette he created. Standing with Zenos are FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel and Freethought Society’s Margaret Downey.

Please join the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Freethought Society, the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, the Center for Inquiry and the American Humanist Association as we celebrate the 2021 Thomas Paine Day via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8.

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The program begins at 6:45 p.m. Eastern time with a 15-minute Thomas Paine-themed concert by songwriter and recording artist James Klueh. 

Melissa Myers (representing Center for Inquiry) and Margaret Downey (representing Freethought Society) are the event co-hosts.

After an introductory statement from U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a welcome message will be given by co-sponsors’ representatives Annie Laurie Gaylor, Robyn Blumner, Mandisa Thomas, Gary Berton and Downey.

A summary of the life and work of Thomas Paine will be presented in sections by Mandisa Thomas of AHA, Tom Flynn of CFI, Andrew Seidel of FFRF, Downey of FS and Berton of TPNHA.

Sculptor Zenos Frudakis will show the progress of the Thomas Paine statue project and Dan Barker, co-president of FFRF, will perform his original song “The World is My Country.” 

After a short break, there will be a question-and-answer session to conclude the festivities.