The percentage of black non-believers in the U.S. is small but increasing. Most have difficulty meeting other black non-believers or finding many who are involved in secular organizations. The internet has made many connections possible; however, the common feelings expressed by black non-believers are those of isolation, loneliness, and alienation. Often the remedy for these feelings is activism. This activism includes diligently searching for and befriending other non-believers, working with as many other non-believers as possible to address social ills, continuing to be educated about the factual world, providing positive expressions for secular ideas through writing and public speaking, and strengthening the secular community by supporting existing organizations as well as creating dynamic new ones. Unfettered activism is captured in the purpose of the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers.
Come join the FoFDallas as we participate in the Day of Solidarity, featuring a short keynote presentation by the FoFDallas' Executive Director Alix Jules. Alix is a member of the Speakers Bureau for African Americans for Humanism, and participated in their 2012 awareness campaign. You may also have seen his face on a billboard along I-35W in South Dallas.
Alix will be sharing his story, but we want to hear your story too! If you're a Black nonbeliever or an atheist of color, come share your story as well, and meet others like you who have left their religious upbringing or who have resisted its cultural influence.
Immediately following this event, all are invited to join us for lunch at Tillman's Roadhouse in the Bishop Arts district of Dallas.