So I’m up to March in my 2012 scrapbook and considering how little I’ve cropped in the past few months, being a year behind isn’t bad! Anyway, on March 24, 2012 I attended the Reason Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC, with 20,000 other non-believers. We had an amazing time and I met my co-organizer, Aiden and his wife, Jean, there too. It was so much fun! I can’t wait until the next one. Next time, I will check the freaking weather report before leaving and make sure I’m appropriately dressed.
I picked up a ton of atheist and skeptic swag from the vendor’s tent. I barely used half of it on my layouts. I got stickers and newsletters and pamphlets and lots of other items. I’m still working on the rest of the pages for our DC trip. Here are some of the layouts I did for the Rally.
|I pulled the Reason Rally logo from a Christian
website that was trashing the Rally.
|First two pages. I used my mini-hand punch to show community among the atheists
and non-believers that were there. Also, we found Waldo!
|Left page is signs and people that we saw at the Rally. I loved the guy who dressed up as Jesus
riding a dinosaur. Right page is the some of the speakers that we saw, including James Randi, Nate Phelps,
Adam Savage, Richard Dawkins, and Tim Minchin.
|Protesters page. “Godless America” and “Flim-Flam!” are both bumper stickers.|
|I used my mini key punch because we hold the keys to freedom. These protesters are
trapped in a mental cage of their own making.
|Here I used puzzle pieces because everyone who was protesting us has the pieces they need to
figure things out for themselves, they just need to put them together.
|Here are a few crowd shots that I took. I wanted it to look a little messy as the Rally was rather chaotic and
busy. Middle is the vendor’s tent.