No Hate No Mandate March and Rally

January 21 in Buffalo, NY
I joined CFI Western New York members at the Buffalo Women’s March event.

No Ban, No Wall Immigrant and Refugee March

February 5 in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo March for Science

April 22 in Buffalo, NY
I contributed to early planning and helped manage exhibitors at the event.

National Urban League State of Black America Summit and 14th Annual Legislative Policy Conference

May 2–4 in Washington, DC
I attended presentations, trainings, and meetings on the Hill with the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals.

Lightning in a Bottle

May 24–29 at Lake San Antonio, Bradley, CA
I contributed to a panel titled “What Is Humanism?” with Justin Gunn, John Dardis, and CFI Los Angeles‘ Jim Underdown as part of the event’s of the Earth Activism hub.

Philadelphia and New York City Trip

June 11–18
I hiked in Fairmount Park, visited friends in SE PA and New York City, and attended events related to Philly Pride.

Netroots Nation

August 10–13 in Atlanta, GA

56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

August 17–20 in Schwenksville, PA
This was my 18th year camping and attending the Fest.

Seattle Trip

September 15–18
I attended a friend’s 40th birthday celebration, explored downtown Seattle, and visited other friends in the Pacific NW.

PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference (PAStAHCon)

October 13–15 in Philadelphia, PA
I presented “The Science of Change: Evidence-Based Methods for Effective Activism.”

Stronger Together Western New York Book Club: March

November 1 in Buffalo, NY
I led a discussion on the graphic novel series March, a memoir of civil rights icon John Lewis’s early activism.

Skepticon 10

November 11–13 in Springfield, MO
I led a workshop on how to build successful activism campaigns and joined Greta Christina for a workshop titled “Making Ourselves Relevant in the Resistance.”

Black Nonbelievers Convention at Sea

November 25–30 from Miami to Princess Cays, Bahamas, and Amber Cover, Dominican Republic
I was part of a discussion with student activist Sean Omar Rivera addressing old-school and new-school organizing and activism in the secular movement.

Miami Trip

November 30–December 3 including Miami Beach and Coral Gables, FL
A friend gave me a tour of the region, and I went sailing for the first time.