Hey Look! I’m on the Secular Student Alliance’s Speaker Bureau!
Posted by Ethan Clow on September 16, 2011
Yes, this is pretty awesome and exciting all at the same time. I’m honoured to be on the Secular Student Alliance’s speaker bureau and I’m looking forward to helping the cause!
For those who don’t know, the Secular Student Alliance a non-profit that helps organize, advise, and assist skeptic and free-thought student groups all across North America. From their website:
“The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. We envision a future in which nontheistic students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement’s charge against irrationality and dogma.
The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit. We work to organize and empower nonreligious students around the country. Our primary goal is to foster successful grassroots campus groups which provide a welcoming community for secular students to discuss their views and promote their secular values. Though our office is based in Columbus, Ohio and our affiliated campus groups are predominantly in the United States, we do support affiliates around the world.”
The SSA has many resources for student groups like guides and advice and group starting packages but also speakers. Many folks have agreed to help out the SSA and its affiliates by waving or having reduced speaking fees. The SSA also offers up $300.00 to help cover transportation fees of the speaker! When you think about all the organizational effort needed to co-ordinate such events, especially for student groups who already have limited resources and time, the value of the SSA really becomes clear.
I suggest that you check out their speaker bureau, including me, and have me (or someone) come to your campus and do a talk or event.