Using the Media for Secular Activism :: Amanda Scott

Using her experience in the media regarding her secular activism, Amanda Scott will discuss the importance of being a public figure for the secular movement, how to conduct an interview with the local news, and how to respond to negative feedback

Amanda Scott is a student activist focusing on the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state. She has been involved in secular activism outside of the college campus, such as co-organizing the Alabama Rally for Secular Government at the Alabama State Capitol, coordinating public testimony before the Mobile County Commission against a resolution to display an ‘In God We Trust’ plaque, and delivering public testimony before the Baldwin County Commission if favor of a monument dedicated to atheist veterans. She received the Award for Outstanding Activism from the Secular Student Alliance and the Catherine Fahringer Memorial Student Activist Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Alabama. She is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies and plans to pursue a legal career.

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