Video and Discussion – Bobbie Kirkhart Award Acceptance Speech

Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator

11 a.m., November 7, 2021

This Sunday we will watch and discuss Bobbie Kirkhart’s acceptance speech to the Secular Student Alliance for their Freethought Backbone Award in 2013.

You can view this 30-minute talk, full of advice and insight for young freethinkers, at

Bobbie Kirkhart died on October 31. She was 78 years old.

Over nearly four decades, she served as President of both Atheist Alliance International and Atheists United, served on the board of Camp Quest and the advisory board for Humanist Association of Nepal, helped form the Secular Coalition for America, and was an informal advisor and mentor to dozens of freethought leaders.

In 2013, the Secular Student Alliance gave Bobbie the Freethought Backbone Award, to recognize a lifetime of service and secular activism.

You can learn more about Bobbie’s life at


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