We’ll discuss male privilege and women in the secular movement. Bring your sack lunch.
As a white male humanist, I acknowledge 1. that I have a privileged position in society and 2. “leveling the playing field” will necessarily entail the loss of my special position. I believe fear of this loss is the cause of all the various forms of silencing and disenfranchisement of anyone not at this intersection.
Lets discuss how each of us have experienced differential privilege at home, at work and in the world, and how we as humanists can make our one tiny place, this group, more welcoming and inclusive as a start.
Meet us at the intersection of Stow Lake Drive and Stow Lake Drive East in the park at 11:30 or at the Civic Center BART station at 10:30.
Here are some readings from the Humanist magazine to prepare for the discussion:
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