—  Hemant Mehta | Why I'm optimistic about the future of atheist activism | Weekly Sunday Gathering —  Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX

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Main Topic:  Why I'm optimistic about the future of atheist activism

Speaker :  Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago and continues to coach a competitive public speaking team. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance. He has written multiple books, including I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. He also edited the book Queer Disbelief.

Music : Sam Robbins

Sam Robbins describes himself as an "old soul singer songwriter." A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country. Sam released his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, on May 14th, 2021. On the heels of the award winning opening single, 'Remind Me", Finally Feeling Young has already garnered radio airplay and critical acclaim. Two album tracks, Remind Me and Saying Amen, won him a place as one of the six Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winners. Sam was the audience winner of the "Nashville Rising Song" qualifier event in 2021 and won the Eddie's Attic Songwriter's shootout competition in Atlanta in early March 2020. In 2018, Sam was able to audition on NBC's The Voice. Sam is currently producing his second album in Nashville, due out in Summer 2022.


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Baker Ripley Community Center
6500 Rookin St
Houston, TX 77074

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