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Remembering the Women’s Suffrage Movement

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724 E Edgeware Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5126, United States

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For almost 20 years, Margaret Downey has delivered educational presentations about the struggle women went through to obtain the right to vote. Her presentations have been delivered to audiences as young as 10 years of age (Camp Quest, Burbank, California) and as old as 100 years of age (Kingsley Manor, Los Angeles, California).

Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society (FS) and the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN) in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee.

She has been published in three books, Parenting Beyond Belief, A Better Life, and 50 Voices of Disbelief. Margaret has represented the interest of the nontheist community (since 1995) at several United Nations conferences.

She is a past board member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Institute and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association. She is a current board member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Scouting For All and is a member of the Advisory Board Member of the Robert Green Ingersoll Museum.

In the year 2002, Margaret became the first “Secular Humanist Celebrant” in Pennsylvania certified by the Center for Inquiry. Margaret created the Richard Dawkins Award in 2003. Margaret served as president of the Atheist Alliance International for two years.

Margaret has been a guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and Radio Times. Television appearances include features on local news stations as well as ABC’s Nightline, PBS and Fox News.

Margaret enjoys acting and costuming. She is the organizer of the yearly Skeptic Parade Entry held in Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day Weekend as part of the DragonCon festivities. She has portrayed Madame Bonneville, many Suffragists and created a character known as “The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse” in order to
teach critical thinking skills every Friday-the-Thirteenth. In 2018 at the 25-year anniversary celebration of the Robert Green Ingersoll Museum opening, Margaret portrayed Eve Parker Ingersoll in a one-woman play she wrote for the occasion.
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