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Photos from the 2.0 Pre-Launch Party

by Severisth

Michael Trollan is the founder of SecularAction.org, former chairman of the Secular Coalition for America, and serves on the board of directors for Sunday Assembly New York and for Ideas Beyond Borders. He's been an activist since December 2012.



2.0 Launch Party As we near the launch of version 2.0 of SecularAction.org, it was time to hold a Launch Party!

In attendance were Secular Action’s earliest supporters (thanks Jim, Laura, David, Marina, Janelle, Zoe, et al!). Also in attendance was Sanderson Jones, of Sunday Assembly fame, AJ Johnson fromĀ Be Secular; even a staff writer from Time Magazine. Special thanks to event coordinator Nune Boyadjian who, while she couldn’t be in attendance due to a date mixup, was instrumental in its success.

The event was held in cocktail party style at the American National Standards Institute, with a table full of wines for tasting (including the crowd favorite, a Seyval-Chardonnay), and a spread of food including:

-Wild mushroom ravioli w/ roasted pepper drizzle -Filet Mignon w/ horseradish and roasted peppers -Mexican chicken empanadas with chipotle dip -Mini crepes filled with cherries and Montrachet -Fresh Fruit kebobs with raspberry dripping sauce

After having ample time for everyone in attendance to catch up, taste wines, enjoy dinner, read from the collection of secular books, meet new people, and just generally have a great time, everyone took a seat. A sneak-peek demo of the new 2.0 website was given, a discussion of the website and organization was held, and door prizes were awarded (including A Brief History of Time, The Greatest Show on Earth, The God Delusion, and an iPod appropriately colored in Secular Action blue).

We couldn’t have asked for a better launch party for this new site — well, except for maybe having the website ready to go. That will have to come at the end of July.