About this Event
Roberta "Bobbie" Kirkhart was born April 16, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, and died October 31, 2021, in her home in Los Angeles, CA.
For nearly four decades Bobbie was a fixture in atheist movement building. She served as President of both Atheist Alliance International and Atheists United, served on the board of Camp Quest and the advisory board for Humanist Association of Nepal, helped form the Secular Coalition for America, and was an informal advisor and mentor to dozens of freethought leaders. She was a platform speaker at the first of its kind Godless Americans March in Washington, DC in 2002 and accepted the Freethought Backbone Award from the Secular Student Alliance in 2013.
She is survived by her daughter Monica Waggoner, son-in-law Matthew Waggoner, grandsons Donovan and Raphael Waggoner, sister Marjorie Hohnbaum, and a plethora of nieces, nephews, and chosen family she had collected over her life.
Learn more about her incredible life here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-05/bobbie-kirkhart-the-matriarch-of-atheism-in-l-a-dies
- 11:30 am — Doors open
- 12:00 pm — Program begins
- 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Speakers, live music, and videos
- Extremely limited street parking. Please walk, bus, bike, carpool, Lyft, or Uber if possible.
- Free parking at CFI West will be available for up to 20 cars (1.4 miles away) for those that want to carpool from there.
- Must be COVID-19 vaccinated to attend.
- Masks required indoors, suggested outdoors.
- If you're uncomfortable in outdoor crowds, immunocompromised, or have physical accessibility needs please contact Evan at [email protected] before the event for special accommodations.
- The event will be live-streamed online by Atheists United.
- RSVP is not needed to attend virtually. Details coming soon.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Heretic House, 724 E Edgeware Rd, Los Angeles, United States