Nearly a third of Americans under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing segment of “nones” are many young atheists who have faced prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for their constitutional right of freedom from religion. In this talk, Hemant Mehta will share stories of students who have fought for their rights, sometimes at tremendous personal cost, and how we can help make things better for them, regardless of our age or religious affiliation.
Hemant Mehta is the editor of FriendlyAtheist.com and the author of I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide. He has appeared on Fox News and CNN and has served in leadership positions for atheist organizations nationwide. When he’s not writing, Hemant is a National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.