National atheists convention to be held in region on Easter

About 800 atheists are expected in Cincinnati this Easter for an annual national convention.

American Atheists, founded in 1963, said in a release that this year’s American Atheists National Convention will be held April 19 and 20.

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“Our conference isn’t just about speakers, service projects, and training,” Jen Scott, a member of American Atheists board of directors and a Cincinnati activist, said in a statement. “It’s also about connecting our community while having a great time with your fellow atheists.”

The event includes workshops and speakers. On ‘Good Friday’ atheists will rally in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square in support of religious freedom and equality. Then on Easter Sunday, convention attendees will hold its “Two Hands Working Service Project” that will pack 50,000 meals for people in need in the Cincinnati area.

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