May 5, 2022
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Minnesota State Capitol
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Do you believe public policy should be guided by reason, evidence, and science? That lawmakers should maintain a secular government, without favoring one religion over another or the religious over the nonreligious? If so, please join us to commemorate the National Day of Reason on May 5.
Three humanist organizations are sponsoring a breakfast and reception that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Vault Room in the State Capitol. You are invited to attend the entire time or to drop in when you can.
Our guest speaker — Rachel Deitch, Policy and Social Justice Director at the American Humanist Association (AHA) — will discuss “Reason in an Unreasonable Time: Defending our rights from novel threats.” Deitch will describe how the AHA and its partners are pushing back against the ever-expanding and seemingly mercurial threats to secularism and civil rights by building coalitions based on reason and compassion.
We are inviting all legislators to attend and some have already said they will be there. Advocacy groups that support the Day of Reason principles will be tabling and speaking at the event.
A continental breakfast will be available throughout the morning (as long as food lasts).
**8:30 a.m.** Doors open. Help yourself to breakfast.
**9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.**
* Remarks by humanist leaders and other supporters of the Day of Reason.
* Keynote speech by Rachel Deitch.
* Remarks by Sen. John Marty, Reps. Robert Bierman, Sandra Feist, Tina Liebling, Mike Freiberg, and other legislators.
**10:30 a.m**. Fill out postcards to deliver to your legislators urging them to uphold secular values. Visit advocacy tables.
The event is co-sponsored by HumanistsMN; First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis; and Or Emet – Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
NOTE: THE EVENT IS FREE BUT WE ARE ISSUING TICKETS SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO ORDER.[ PLEASE REGISTER HERE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-day-of-reason-2022-at-the-state-capitol-tickets-98624573755).
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