Reston, VA April 15, 2012 – As promised a few months ago, HAFree has issued the first of its monthly podcasts. This podcast is hosted by David Tamayo, Walter Garcia Meza and Arturo Ruiz and will come out around the 15th of every month. The first episode is just a brief introduction to the three hosts, but future podcast promises to have interviews with what they term "role model Latinos", people who can inspire our young Hispanic listeners. The podcast will also include news, commentary, freethought topics, and listeners e-mails and/or voice messages. You can download this first episode from here: HAFree Podcast 1
Reston, VA April 3, 2012 – HAFree is very proud to announce the formation of its Legal Department headed by attorney Emmanuel Donate Perez, JD. The HAFree department will take on cases involving violations of the First Amendment, religious intrusions and violations of members’ civil rights including reproductive, dying, and those compatible with HAFree’s vision and goals. Upon Board of Directors approval, individuals cases related to church and state separation and the like will be taken by HAFree’s Legal Department. Mr. Donate Perez received his doctorate in law from Mercer University and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Donate Perez is also currently a professor teaching Constitutional, family and business law at Bauder College. HAFree welcomes Mr. Emmanuel Donate Perez as the head of HAFree’s Legal Department.
Washington, DC Mar 25 2012 – After a very successful Reason Rally in which close to over 200 Latino Freethinkers signed up as members of HAFree, president and founder David Tamayo spoke at the American Atheists National Convention. With about 1,300 people who registered for the AA convention, Mr. Tamayo made a very compelling presentation titled Hispanic Secularism – Why Should We Care?. In this presentation, it was pointed out that currently in the U.S. there are more than 52 million Hispanics, most of which are become more religious rather than less religious as they leave the Catholic Church (where still 1 in 3 Catholics is Latino). This presentation will be available online soon.
Reston, VA Feb 19 2012 - When it comes to freethought, people of color have not been too unified. This is why there is a movement for celebration and an encourement of unity for all people of color on Sunday Feb 26. HAFree supports the African-American community on this National Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers. Please plan an activity and get together with friends to have a glass of wine or just a nice meal. Enjoy! For more information: National Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers
Bethesda, MD, Jan 24 2012 – Hispanic American Freethinkers (HAFree) will be participating in the American Atheists Annual Convention. This important event will take place in Bethesda, MD on March 25th and 26th, 2012 (following the Reason Rally). HAFree will be presenting a talk titled “Latino Secularism – Why should anyone care?” which will be followed by a question and answer session. All HAFree members and friends are encouraged to attend this vital event. If you need additional information, please visit AA at http://atheists.org/events/2012_National_Convention.
Reston, VA, Dec 3 2011– The Reason Rally is an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. As such, Hispanic American Freethinkers is proud to encourage all Hispanic freethinkers to attend this unique and historic event. There is no cost to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and lots more. Please come and join us, Hispanic American Freethinkers, at the Reason Rally!! For more information please visit http://reasonrally.org/.