Hosted by The Secular Student Alliance at The University of Akron
Saturday Oct. 19th 9am – 11:30pm
In Conjunction With:
Secular Student Alliance
Women’s Liberation in Progress
Freedom from Religion Foundation
The University of Akron
Student Union Theater Rm. 210
Topics: Sociology of Sexuality, Secular Sexuality, Sex Education, LGBTQ Issues, Women’s Issues, Black Issues, Islamic Issues, Ethics/Morality, and Psychology
The Sexy Secular Conference plans to reach out to the greater Akron community in reconsidering norms, understanding diversity, sexuality, and personal rights. The University of Akron’s curriculum has a large focus on the promotion of diversity and women’s rights and our campus has a very active LGBTQ community. The first major goal of the Secular Student Alliance at UA is to create a conference that will let the community know that there is an atheist group on campus and that we are growing. We want to target many of the issues that some religions define as wrong, including sexuality, LGBTQ issues, and women’s issues. And hey, sex sells! We also feel that the community will need some background on secularism to start with as we move into such taboo areas. Beyond reconsidering norms and promoting secularism to the UA Community, The Sexy Secular Conference is a conference that will dispel many of the myths and issues that are still lingering in the minds and lives of secular individuals. Darrel Ray’s book, Sex & God, discusses this issue in great depth. It seems that even though many Atheists think they have it all figured out, remnants of improper sex education, sexual repression, guilt, homophobia, and incoherent morals, still linger. Many atheists are often confused on what is right, wrong, and natural. The Sexy Secular Conference plans to eliminate these issues! This is the second goal of The Sexy Secular Conference- to help individuals become comfortable with their atheism, come out as atheists, come to terms with their sexuality, and to release the guilt that many atheists have never gotten rid of in the first place. This conference will not be preaching to the choir as much as it is defining secularism.
-Craig Bauman, Akron Secular Student Alliance President
This student organization is a registered student organization of The University of Akron. Registration shall not be construed as approval, endorsement, or sponsorship by The University of Akron of the student organization’s publications, activities, purposes, actions, or positions.