“Living the Secular Life” Special Event Featuring Phil Zuckerman

Sunday, May 17th 2015 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 17th 2015 at 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Mt. Vernon Square Metro)

Phil Zuckerman
The Center for Inquiry–DC presents a special spring fundraising event featuring Phil Zuckerman, author of the newly released Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions. We are very pleased to host the dinner in the Cullen Room of Busboys and Poets 5th & K, one of DC's premier cultural venues. Registration includes a full dinner and open bar.

With recent polls reporting 30 percent of Americans are nonreligious, while other studies find atheists the least-trusted people in the country, isn’t it high time to blow away the myths about the nonreligious? Answering affirmatively, the sociologist founder of the first secular-studies program at Pitzer College presents real secular people as peaceable, productive, and living happily. He also shows that secularism isn’t bipolar—believer or nonbeliever—but includes many with some supernatural beliefs but who aren’t religiously observant.


Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author most recently of Faith No More and Society Without God and blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. In 2011 Zuckerman founded an interdisciplinary Department of Secular Studies at Pitzer College, the first in the nation. 

Registration: $50 ; Premier Seating: $100 (add book to either option for an additional $25)

$50 Registration includes a full dinner with:

  • Choice of four entrees (including vegetarian and vegan option)
  • Open bar
  • Appetizer and Dessert 
  • Unlimited fountain drinks and coffee 
  • Gratuity

$100 Premier Seating includes full dinner as per above plus:

  • Reserved seating 
  • $50 Tax Deductible Contribution   

Copies of Living the Secular Life will also be available for sale at the venue.

There a few steps between the main area and the Cullen Room. Separate entrance is available for wheelchair access. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.