Godless and broke: making secular groups less middle class

Godless and broke: making secular groups less middle class - Alex Gabriel

Alex was homeless in the first year of his life and grew up with a single mum on benefits. Now he's a full time atheist who thinks we need to talk more about class.
Doubt and skepticism don't cost money, but movements built around them often do. Secularists are broadening their image, but their cause remains seen, not totally unfairly, as middle class. We have to take action to reach hard up atheists and skeptics, or risk being a community for the well off. In this talk, Alex discusses how.
Alex Gabriel is the author of Godlessness in Theory, a blog on religion and how to leave it, popular rhetoric and political dissent, secular, nerd and LGBT culture, sexuality and gender or whatever comes to mind. His writing appears at AlterNet, the Rationalist Association and elsewhere. Follow his work, or find him on Twitter @AlexGabriel.

11.00, £5 in advance, Donation basis for others/Free to Ethical Society members.

Please buy tickets in advance from here if you are not a member of the Ethical Society. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/godless-and-broke-making-secular-groups-less-middle-class-tickets-10185249355

Tea & Coffee will be available.

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  • Burhan A.

    The subject matter was very interesting and the speaker articulate. The fact that some members of the audience seemed unaware of the problem (and/or just didn't care) highlights that this needs discussing more.

    March 23, 2014

  • Kieron

    This talk is a bit beneath me,,, but I will try to attend regardless..

    1 · March 17, 2014

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