National Day of Reason: Join FFRF, others in ‘Mayday For Humanity’
The Freedom From Religion Foundation and other secular and freethinking groups are asking you to celebrate National Day of Reason on May 6 by joining the Zoom entertainment extravaganza — “Mayday For Humanity.”
FFRF, along with members of the Secular Student Alliance, the Secular Coalition for America, the Freethought Society, and Recovering From Religion are sponsoring the event.
The three-hour program will begin at 7 p.m. EST, with comedians Leighann Lord and Ian Harris co-hosting. They will usher in an array of comedians, poets and performers, including Penn & Teller, Julia Sweeney, John de Lancie, John Davidson and Ann Druyan. (See below for full list.)
The National Day of Reason falls on the same date as the National Day of Prayer. But, as the religious community prays, the nontheist community will be taking action!
During the National Day of Reason’s “Mayday For Humanity” event, online donations will be collected to benefit homeless shelters and food banks selected by the event co-sponsors. All beneficiary organizations operate in a non-discriminatory and secular manner. The program will be interspersed with messages from co-sponsors, celebrity supporters and people who are conducting grassroots community service projects during the 2021 Secular Week of Action (April 30 – May 9).
An online auction will also take place with items donated by Zenos Frudakis, Ann Druyan, Curt Anderson, the Humanists Society of Santa Barbara and many others.
Register for the Zoom event at: bit.ly/Join4Humanity. Pre-event donations can be made at: bit.ly/MAYDAY4HUMANITY. You can also donate via text! Just text the code: “MAYDAY4HUMANITY” to 44-321.
Here is the list of performers and guest appearances:
Ty Barnett, Sandra Booker, Baba Brinkman, John Davidson, Ann Druyan, John Fugelsang, Victor Harris, Jon Huertas, Keith Lowell Jensen, John de Lancie, Hemant Mehta, Shelley Segal, Gary Stockdale, Penn & Teller, Jill Sobule, Julia Sweeney, Voices of Reason.