Susan Jacoby awarded the AAI 2010 Richard Dawkins Award
US author and historian Susan Jacoby Honored with AAI 2010 Richard Dawkins Award at AAI North American convention in Montréal, Quebec October 2
Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: An American History and The Age of American Unreason, was recognized and applauded for her work in forwarding the US and international freethought movements at the 2010 AAI North American convention held in Montréal, Quebec the weekend of October 1 - 3, 2010.
Jacoby was honored with the AAI 2010 Richard Dawkins Award, an award presented since 2003 to notable individuals for their work on behalf of promoting atheism and freethought around the world. Past receipients include Bill Maher, Penn and Teller, Julia Sweeney, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Daniel Dennett, Ann Druyan, and James Randi.
Jacoby was unable to attend the event due to complications from recent surgery. The award was accepted on behalf of Susan Jacoby by Ken Bronstein of the New York City Atheists.
Below is a recording of Jacoby's acceptance speech, recorded prior to the convention (The acceptance speech and the following dialogue was part of an hour-long podcast recorded by The Good Atheist)