|Sent on:||Monday, July 2, 2012 8:56 PM|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Leo Igwe has been beaten, arrested on trumped up charges, forced to watch his family mutilated and has suffered innumerable more minor hardships as a "reward" for his work on behalf of the children of Africa. Thugs employed by Helen Ukpabio follow him to oppose, sometimes violently, his defense of the children she has sentenced to loneliness, starvation, and sometimes death by labeling them witches.
Leo has traveled throughout much of Africa to help establish humanist schools on this continent where virtually all education is religious. He is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and the Nigerian Skeptics Society.
Leo was the Western and Southern African representative to IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, a former director of the Center for Inquiry in Nigeria and a former member of the Atheist Alliance International Council and Board of Directors. He has bravely worked to end a variety of human rights violations, including anti-gay hate, sorcery, witchcraft, ritual killing, human sacrifice, "untouchability", caste discrimination, and anti-blasphemy laws.
He is presently enrolled in a three year research program on “Witchcraft accusations in Africa” at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany.
RSVP at this link http://www.meetup.com/atheists-united/events/70462192/
Cost Priceless (technically free… but inspirationally invaluable).
He will speak to Atheists United at 3 PM, July 7th in a conference room at the Double Tree Los Angeles Downtown (formerly the Kyoto Hotel).
Parking Parking at the hotel is $8, but only $5 at Joe's lot across the street.