Humanism 101: What is Humanism? Secular & African American Humanist History

Every January we explore, review, and learn what Humanism is.

We will be covering two areas at this meeting: Secular Humanism and the contributions of Humanist African Americans.

Secular Humanism:

A big topic of interest right now is a Satanist Church and their intentions to erect a monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

This has generated questions of acceptable religious expression in public buildings. Should we support the Satanists to have a cherished symbol alongside Abrahamic displays? Or, should we stand stalwart against the implementation of unmistakable/unavoidable symbolism particular to one religious tradition?

We will be investigating what Secular Humanism is, the issue of proposed statue, and the Secular Humanist perspective in regards to the first amendment and religion in the public sphere.

 

African American Humanist Contributions:

We will be discussing the contributions of African American Humanists. We will cover Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Dubois, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and more!

 

6 p.m. Sunday January 19th,

Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center
1270 Cleveland Ave, 92103

**Please park on the underground level.

 

 

 

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  • Jason F.
    Humanist Celebrant, Humanist Association President, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Mickey
    Treasurer, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Janice
    Board Member
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