Discrimination Victims to be Featured on National Press Club Panel About Being Openly Secular

Mother of Three Struggling to Overcome Prejudice; Daughter Physically Assaulted

Washington, DC — A mother whose six-year-old daughter has been physically assaulted because of the family's atheism will be one of the featured guests on a panel this Wednesday, June 11th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Partner organizations within the new Openly Secular coalition will share research into the lives of non-religious Americans and findings of the discrimination and mistreatment that goes on nearly unnoticed by most people who do not identify as secular.

Panelists include:

David Silverman, President, American Atheists

Kelly Damerow, Director of Federal and State Affairs, Secular Coalition of America

Sarah Morehead, Executive Director, Recovering from Religion Foundation

August Brunsman, Executive Director, Secular Student Alliance

Joni Mars, Oklahoma City Mother Facing Ongoing Discrimination for Being Atheist

Neil Polzin, Was Kicked Out of the Boy Scouts of America for Being Atheist

This National Press Club Newsmakers panel is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the Club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20045.