African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) Message Board › African American's Non-Religious Day of Solidarity
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|Ernest R. P.||
District Heights, MD
AAH DC Members
Last month I told you about Donald Wright‘s proposal that we begin celebrating an “African American’s Non-Religious Day of Solidarity” on the last Sunday of each Black History Month. This year that day happens to fall on February 27, 2011. During last Saturday’s AAH DC meeting, the need for a day of recognition and solidarity was made apparent when one of the participants noted that the words and beliefs of people like Frederick Douglass and Carter G. Woodson are being misinterpreted as espressing support for religion and the Church as an institution. Clearly the legacy of those great African American free thinkers and others like them cannot be left to Black History Month commemorations that more and more stress the primacy of religion in the history of the development of African American thought.
In order to begin planning for an organized celebration next year and to fulfill the spirit of community and fellowship in Don’s original suggestion, AAH DC member Phillip Jones has proposed meeting for brunch on Sunday. Here are the details. Anyone who is interested is invited.
Brunch for Day of Solidarity,
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Time: 12:00 Noon
Place: Austin Grill
919 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you plan to join us please contact Phillip at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 pm Saturday so that he can know what to expect. Please be prompt so that we can be seated together. Since this is not a sponsored event please be prepared to pay for any costs you incur.
I look forward to seeing you there.