African Americans for Humanism (AAH DC) Monthly Meeting

  • "The need for critical thinking skills and a humanistic outlook in our world is great. This is no less true in the Black community than in others." African Americans for Humanism

    The next AAH-DC meeting will be held on Saturday March 23, 2013, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in the Latrobe Room at the Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE (entrance on 9th St-elevator access available). The Hill Center is located about 1.5 blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. All AAH meetings are free and open to the public. This meeting’s discussion will center on an article from the March/April 2013 edition of “the Humanist” entitled “Rethinking Drug Policy Assumptions” by Jefferson M. Fish. Thousands of African Americans have become casualties and collateral damage in America’s “War on Drugs” to the extent that many feel that it is instead a “War on African Americans.” Is there a rational and humane way to address the drug problem? The on-line version of “the Humanist” can be found at the American Humanist Association page.

    The April 2013 AAH-DC meeting will not be held because of a special symposium sponsored by the Center for Inquiry scheduled for that day, (April 27th). The subject of the symposium is “Why Tolerate Religion?” and it will run from 10AM till 5PM at the Woolly Mammoth Theater 641 “D” D” Street, NW, Washington DC 20004. Speakers include:

    Jacques Berlinerblau, Associate Professor and Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University; and author of How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom

    Caroline Mala Corbin, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law; and author of numerous papers on the relationship between church and state

    Wendy Kaminer, lawyer and social critic; Advisory Board member, Secular Coalition for America; and author of Free for All: Defending Liberty in America Today

    Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, University of Chicago; and author of Why Tolerate Religion?

    Ronald A. Lindsay, President and CEO, Center for Inquiry; and author of Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas

    Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; and co-author of First Freedom First: A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State

    John R. Shook, Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Inquiry; Education Coordinator, American Humanist Association; and author of The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers

    Registration is $60 for the public, $50 for CFI Friends of the Center (Join here!), and $25 for students

    Registration includes:
    • Continental breakfast at the venue
    • Snacks and refreshments throughout the day
    (Attendees will receive a 90 minute lunch break to visit local restaurants)

    In conjunction with the Secular Coalition for America, CFI is pleased to offer $50 discounted registration to attendees of SCA's Lobby Day Summit, held April 24-26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
    For more information and to register go to

Also from May 17-19, 2013 the Center for Inquiry is sponsoring “Women in Secularism2”, a 3 day conference at the Washington Marriott Hotel at Metro Center. Women in Secularism is especially noteworthy because all the speakers are secular women activists, bloggers scientists and authors as speakers. The cost for the 3-day program is $210 beforre March 15th and $249 after.  CFI member discounts are available. For more information about the conference and to register go to or call[masked]-4869.

I look forward to seeing you on March 23rd.

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  • Lucette S.

    I was unable to attend because I spent Friday afternoon and the entire night at Providence Hospital: I had a drug overdose on a PRESCRIPTION drug.!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet all of you. Thank you for providing different perspectives for me to think about

    March 23, 2013

  • Marlon C.

    Sorry. I left because I couldn't find a parking spot. I drove around for almost 30 minutes. I gave up and came back home. Next meetup, I'm take the metro. Parking is almost impossible in that area. I felt really bad because I was really looking forward to coming to my first AAH DC meetup.

    March 23, 2013

  • ralphellectual

    I'd like to make it, but I fell and injured my back yesterday morning, so I will likely miss this one. So let me know how it goes.

    March 23, 2013

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