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Mythicist Milwaukee Sponsors Muslim American Leadership Alliance Fundraiser

Mythicist Milwaukee (MM) was a proud sponsor of the Muslim-American Leadership Alliance (MALA) Fundraiser in Chicago this week. At the event, MALA recognized nine community leaders with the President's Volunteer Service Award for their dedication, contribution, and commitment to volunteerism. This prestigious recognition is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, celebrating the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. Funds raised at the event benefit MALA's scholarship program - meant to empower a new generation of leaders by helping them to further their education. 

MALA is a civic & community organization committed to promoting individual freedom, diversity, and celebrating heritage. They provide a platform for Muslim-Americans to share their stories, nurture emerging community leaders, and unite Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. In fact, MALA's founder, Zainab Zeb, is a 2016 UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Service Award recipient - living their values through-and-through. 

At MM, we're proud to promote furthering the education of youth. With higher education, students advance their abilities to have rational, intelligent conversations, and to understand commonalities between cultures and religions - narrowing divides and inherent bigotry.

Mythicist Milwaukee proudly sponsoring MALA alongside the likes of UN Women, DonorsChoose.org, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Global Giving, Loyola University, Arab American National Museum, MALALA Fund, United Coalition for Reason, Morgan Stanley Foundation, Unicef and more.

Mythicist Milwaukee proudly sponsoring MALA alongside the likes of UN Women, DonorsChoose.org, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Global Giving, Loyola University, Arab American National Museum, MALALA Fund, United Coalition for Reason, Morgan Stanley Foundation, Unicef and more.

Event attendees applaud the President's Volunteer Service Award winners at the MALA fundraiser.

Event attendees applaud the President's Volunteer Service Award winners at the MALA fundraiser.

From left to right: MM co-founder Sean Fracek, U-CoR representative Melissa Pugh, Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal S Al Mutar, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon.

From left to right: MM co-founder Sean Fracek, U-CoR representative Melissa Pugh, Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal S Al Mutar, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon.

From left to right: MALA co-founder and President's Volunteer Service award-winner Zaniab Khan, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon, and human rights activist and founder of Ideas Beyond Boarders Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar.

From left to right: MALA co-founder and President's Volunteer Service award-winner Zaniab Khan, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon, and human rights activist and founder of Ideas Beyond Boarders Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar.

God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction w/ Dan Barker

Dan Barker Joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Dan Barker is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is the co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talk show. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

His new book is entitled: “God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction” where he showcases how the Abrahamic God’s primary qualities are clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!

This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.

During this podcast interview Dan explains how the idea of his new book originated from a project that he and Professor Richard Dawkins were partnering on. He explains the major court cases that FFRF are currently working on and some of their major wins. We discuss how the Atheist’s in Kenya organization were turned down by the Kenyan government because of concerns that their registration could affect the "peace and good order" in the country. We discuss how Dan met his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and why FFRF sued Barack Obama.

Dan Barker will be speaking at the Mythinformation Conference III in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about his new book, "God: The most unpleasant character in all fiction" and performing his original songs live.