California Freethought Day 2022

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California Freethought Day 2022

California Freethought Day celebrates the First Amendment, scientific progress, secular rights, social justice, and civic engagement.

When and where

Date and time


California State Capitol Building 1305 10th Street West Steps Sacramento, CA 95814

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

California Freethought Day combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference. It's a festival of freethought.

Join us at our free event to celebrate freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice, and the separation of church and state.

Our event will be outdoors at the California State Capitol Building and livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, and more.

📅 Program

11 AM - Visit Community Groups

12 PM - Event Starts - See the schedule on our website

5:30 PM - Event Ends

🎤 Speakers, Live Entertainment, and More

Our 21st year features the following speakers, entertainers, podcasters, authors, and more:

  • Emery Emery, comedian and producer
  • Kevon Cameron, podcast host
  • Chalice Blythe, The Satanic Temple
  • Nancy Brink, Chaplain and Americans United trustee
  • Nadya Dutchin, American Humanist Association
  • Thomas Smith, podcast host
  • David McAfee, author
  • Elbe Spurling, artist and author
  • Judy Saint, author
  • Alexis Record, author
  • Voices of Reason, a cappella choir
  • Nancy Gonzalez, poet
  • Brad Buchanan, poet
  • Andy Swan (as Uncle Sam)

We're also presenting awards to Eugenie Scott, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and Susan Gerbic and awarding our scholarship winners.

📺 Live Stream

Watch the live stream via Facebook, YouTube, and more. Free registration will ensure you get reminders and links to join us.

🌳 In Person

Join us outdoors at the Capitol and visit with community groups, meet the authors, enjoy a picnic on the grass, and more.

🎟 Free Registration

Registration is free, supported by donations and sponsorships.

Your free registration includes a full-color program and a chance to win any of our door prize baskets valued together at $300 when you attend and complete our survey.

You can support California Freethought Day with a donation when you register or by attending the Supporters' Reception on Saturday evening.

🔗 Other Links

For updates and more, follow us on all major networks @FreethoughtDay.