Reason Rally 2016!

     REASON RALLY 2016 – SATURDAY JUNE 4 2016
Reason Rally 2016: The Wait is Over!

In 2012, people from all across America assembled together on the National Mall in D.C. for an epic event in the history of our country. Standing in the rain, we declared to the world, “We are many! We are strong! We are united! And we are here!” Four years have past and we’re ready to do it again!

We’re converging on Washington D.C. once again, but this time we’re at the Lincoln Memorial. In this historic place, we proclaim our dream of a future where people are free to express rational and reasonable views without the fear of reprisal, retaliation, or retribution!

We’ll see you at the Reason Rally on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC! Make your LFS or Atheist signs! Wear your Atheist t-shirts! Make your travel arrangements now! Scroll to bottom for Rally Bus tickets and information.

What a great lineup Reason Rally 2016 has! Highly respected scientists, civil rights activists, musicians, comedians, and bloggers, devoted to the cause of science-based public policy, will be on hand to provide intellectual stimulation and entertainment. Don’t miss your chance to see all of these great personalities! Keep an eye on the Speaker List to see who might still be joining the lineup of speakers!

     SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINERS

Johnny Depp – Johnny Depp is best known for his 30-year acting career. Perhaps one of the greatest character actors of our time, Depp is a devoted father and a humanitarian. He has been known to donate time, money, and even dress as Captain Jack Sparrow at children’s hospitals.

Bill Nye – Best known for making science cool to generations of kids, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is an engineer turned comedian, an environmentalist, and CEO of the Planetary Society.

Penn Jillette – The speaking half of Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette is the ever outspoken activist whose passion for atheism and scientific skepticism knows no bounds.

Carolyn Porco – Carolyn Porco is leader of NASA’s Cassini Project to Saturn, is a planetary scientist who specializes in planetary rings and their interactions with orbiting moons. Carolyn has been a frequent guest on Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Star Talk”. 

John de Lancie – John de Lancie is an actor, singer, and comic, is best known for his role as Q in the “Star Trek” series.

Cara Santa Maria – Cara Santa Maria is a biologist, is co-host and contributor to many science shows. She recently joined the cast of “The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe”, a highly popular skeptical podcast.

Maryam Namazie – Maryam Namazie is a civil-rights activist, is spokesperson for Fitnah, the Movement for Women’s Liberation.

James Randi – James Randi is a magician who unmasks pseudoscience and faith healers. Founder of James Randi Educational Foundation and “The Amazing Meeting”, an annual gathering of skeptics in Las Vegas.

Yvette d’Entremont – Yvette d’Entremont, otherwise known as “The SciBabe”, is a chemist and forensic scientist who fights against pseudoscience, using social media and humor.

Killah Priest – A musician who started out as an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan, Killah Priest has worked with Ol’ Dirty Bastard and GZA, infusing much of his work with religious references.

Eugenie Scott – Eugenie Scott is theformer executive director and current chair of the advisory council for the National Center for Science Education, combats the teaching of creationism.

Paul Provenza – Director of the movie “The Aristocrats,” Paul Provenza is a comic, skeptic and was emcee of the 2012 Reason Rally.

Lawrence Krauss – With a Ph.D. in physics, Lawrence Krauss is a strong advocate for science-based public policy and a proponent of scientific skepticism.

Kelly Carlin – Daughter of the late comedian George Carlin, writer, screen writer for movies and TV.

Margaret Cho – Comedian Margaret Cho is an advocate for LGBT and an outspoken source on issues of race.

Julia Sweeney – This Saturday Night Live alumna has explored god and religion, sharing her experience in the monologue “Letting Go of God.”

Amber Heard – Actress and self-described atheist, Amber Heard is involved with issues of social activism, from LGBT rights to the United Nations program Girl Up.

Mark White – Mark White is the bass player for the Spin Doctors and an active member of the atheist community. Mark is a passionate musician, and plays with several bands in several genres.

Baba Brinkman – Baba Brinkman is a hip-hop artist who brings his passion for science and literature alive through rap.

Leighann Lord – Former face of the African Americans for Humanism Campaign, actress and comedian Leighann Lord is a co-host on the Emmy-nominated StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Andrés Roemer – Dr. Andrés Roemer is Mexico’s consul general in San Francisco, a journalist, and author. Dr. Roemer is both outspoken and passionate about critical thinking and reason.

Annie Laurie Gaylor – Annie Laurie Gaylor is a third-generation freethinker, co-founded FFRF with her mother Anne Gaylor as a college student in 1976. She has been co-president of FFRF since 2004.

Dan Barker – Dan Barker is the current co-president of Freedom from Religion Foundation alongside Annie Laurie Gaylor. He is also a former minister and evangelist, and became a freethinker in 1983.

Ian Harris – Ian Harris’ satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers, has also earned him comparisons to favorite thinking-man’s comics like Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher and George Carlin.

Keith Lowell Jensen – Actor, producer and comedian, Keith Lowell Jensen has starred in such specials as Atheist Christmas, and was part of the Coexist Comedy Tour.

Victor Harris – Raised by his mother to be a skeptic and critical thinker, Victor Harris is a poet, a DJ, and (perhaps most importantly) a cheesecake baker.

Shelley Segal –  An artist, an activist and an explicit story-teller, Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see. Since releasing ‘An Atheist Album’ and performing at the 2012 Reason Rally, Shelley’s music has resonated with and empowered freethinkers around the world.

John Davidson – John Davidson is a former game show host, a singer/songwriter, and actor. Davidson has come out as Openly Secular and is a self-described atheist.

Robyn Blumner – President and CEO of The Richard Dawkins Foundation, Robyn Blumner is a writer and expert on matters of civil rights and liberties. Blumner was a nationally syndicated columnist prior to her work for RDF.

JT Eberhard – JT Eberhard is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He is also a trained opera singer who has worked under the directorship of two-time Grammy award winner James Billings.

Lizz Winstead –Lizz Winstead is the co-creator of and former head writer. “The Daily Show”. The comedian, writer and producer also performs an ongoing comedy tour for the benefit of Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Anthony Pinn – Dr. Anthony Pinn is the author of “Why Lord?” and founding director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. Dr. Pinn is also a professor of religious studies at Rice University.

Sophia Kameron – 15-year-old songwriter and artist Sophia Kameron is set to release her debut single “Connected” this summer. The inspiring new single showcases the young artist’s undeniable commitment and passion in helping raise awareness for equality and opportunity for all, regardless of race or religion.

Lyz Liddell  – Lyz Liddell, executive director of the Reason Rally Coalition, holds a Masters degree in music performance, specializing in bassoon and early music. She co-directs the Columbus-based performing ensemble The Early Interval.

Professor Richard Dawkins, originally scheduled to speak, will unfortunately not be appearing. His doctor will not allow him to fly after his recent stroke.

 TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

You may be planning on staying for multiple days in order to take advantage of all the Reason Rally has to offer, but for those who are only planning on spending Saturday for the main rally day events, there are Rally Buses that will be leaving from select points. No worrying about parking in DC! We’ll be sharing the Harrisburg and York buses with PA Nonbelievers. LFS President, Scott Rhoades will be riding the York Rally Bus to DC.

     Get your Rally Bus Tickets Here!

     York Rally Bus

Saturday, June 4, 2016

R/T FROM 275 PAULINE DRIVE, YORK – $40

OUTBOUND TRIP DEPARTS: JUN 4, 6:36 AM
FROM: 275 PAULINE DRIVE
NOTES: THE GIANT PARKING LOT

OUTBOUND TRIP ARRIVES: JUN 4, 9:00 AM
AT: WASHINGTON, DC

RETURN TRIP DEPARTS: JUN 4, 7:00 PM 
*BUS DEPARTS 45 MINUTES AFTER EVENT ENDS
FROM: WASHINGTON, DC

RETURN TRIP ARRIVES: JUN 4, 9:23 PM

     Harrisburg Rally Bus

Saturday, June 4, 2016

R/T FROM 3405 PAXTON ST, HARRISBURG MALL – $45

OUTBOUND TRIP DEPARTS: JUN 4, 6:02 AM
FROM: 3405 PAXTON ST
NOTES: HARRISBURG MALL, NEAR TOYS ‘R US

OUTBOUND TRIP ARRIVES: JUN 4, 9:00 AM 
AT: WASHINGTON, DC

RETURN TRIP DEPARTS: JUN 4, 7:00 PM
*BUS DEPARTS 45 MINUTES AFTER EVENT ENDS
FROM: WASHINGTON, DC

RETURN TRIP ARRIVES: JUN 4, 9:57 PM

Feel free to use the comments section to let your friends know which bus you will be using!

 

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