"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 June meeting of African Americans for Humanism DC is scheduled for June 23, 2012, from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM in the Benjamin Henry Latrobe Conference 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.
This month we will be the discussing an article from the March/April 2012 issue of “the Humanist” magazine entitled “The Hidden Hues of Humanism”, by Fred Edwords. You can find the article at the humanist.org/march-april-2012/the-hidden-hues-of-humanism/
Despite having a history of free thought and non-belief, minority communities are still not always accepting of free thinkers and non-believers. The article discusses why this is so and what can be done about it. It recognizes and highlights the growth of minority humanist groups (including our own) but it also raises issues about how minorities are viewed in the secular movement and what opportunities and challenges we face in the future.
Several members of the AAH board, including director, Debbie Goddard and Sikivu Hutchinson are quoted in the article. In fact the next article (Black Churches and Blue-Eyed Jesus) is an excerpt from Sikuvu's recent book, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and, and the Values War. Moral Combat is the July selection for CFI-DC‘s Sunday Humanist Book Club and is available on Amazon.com. For more information please go to http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc/events/sunday_humanist_book_club_072012/