Voices of Reason- MAAF Founder Kathleen Johnson

Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 12:00 pm
Sunday, October 12th 2008 at 2:00 pm
621 Pennsylvania Ave. (Eastern Market metro) SE, Washington DC, 20003
Join us for our Voices of Reason lecture series with Kathleen Johnson discussing the founding of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers and how she went from closeted military atheist and humanist to public activist. The presentation will include first hand accounts concerning what it's like to serve as an atheist in the military as well as religious discrimination she has witnessed all over the world. There will also be a discussion of atheist Jeremy Hall's pending lawsuit against the Department of Defense for discrimination.

First Sergeant Kathleen Johnson retired from active service with the U.S. Army on 30 June 2008 after 23 years of service. Kathleen enlisted in 1985 in the U.S. Army as a military police officer and has served in a variety of positions in the Military Police Regiment and as a member of the Criminal Investigation Command (commonly called CID). During her long career, she served in Germany, Korea, several military installations in the United States, Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq and continues to serve the Army as a civilian employee at Fort Hood, Texas. In 1997, Kathleen founded the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) and continues to work to advance atheist causes and advocate for foxhole Atheists through her work with several atheist and freethought organizations and by speaking publicly about her experiences.

Public $6; Free to Friends of the Center

Please note time change from regularly scheduled Voices of Reason lecture.

Must RSVP to mhensley@centerforinquiry.net or call 202-546-2330 Ext. 111