Richard Dawkins to speak at Newport High School




SEATTLE, WA – March 17, 2012 – Dr. R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Sean Faircloth, and world-renowned author, bioethicist, and secularist Richard Dawkins will explore how religion impacts government and society and how the secular community can increase its influence.

R. Elisabeth Cornwell, PhD, is Executive Director of the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Her contributions include originating and expanding the OUT Campaign, which provides a public forum for freethinkers to proclaim their atheism and to let others know they are not alone.

Sean Faircloth is author of the new book released in 2012, Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What to Do About It. Sean served five terms in the Maine legislature and has put that experience to work by spearheading strategies to increase the secular voice within society and government. Faircloth is Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Faircloth will be available to sign his book.

Richard Dawkins, DPhil, is a world-renowned scientific intellectual, lecturer, author, and founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. His books, which include The God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker, draw on his experience as a leading evolutionary biologist, and have been translated into many languages. Dawkins will be available to sign his books, including the recently released, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True.

When:  Sunday, April 1, 2012, 3:00 PM (doors open at 2:00)

Where:  Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA

Cost:  $5.00 at the door, or purchase online at (advance ticket purchase will guarantee a seat in case this event sells out)

Admission includes:  Presentations by Cornwell, Faircloth, and Dawkins, Q&A, and Book Signing for Prof. Dawkins and Sean Faircloth

Sponsored by the Northwest Freethought Alliance.

For more information about the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, please visit  For more information about the Northwest Freethought Alliance, please visit

For an interview, please contact Sean Faircloth at (571) 243-9359 (



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