The Center for Inquiry DC and African Americans for Humanism DC invite you to attend the African Americans for Humanism DC 2014 Regional Conference which will take place on February 1, 2014 in Washington DC. The conference will feature speakers and panel discussions on many of the choices and issues facing the Black atheist and secular humanist community today. Among the confirmed speakers are:
Sikivu Hutchinson: activist, teacher founder of Black Skeptics Group, and author of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Value Wars” and “Godless Americana”. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the Year.
Dr. Anthony Pinn: Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanities) and Professor of Religious Studies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_Studies) at Rice University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_University). Dr. Pinn also the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (http://cercl.rice.edu/) in Houston, Texas, and Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Humanist_Studies) in Washington DC.
Debbie Goddard: director of African Americans for Humanism and director of outreach for CFI
Aisha Goss: deputy director at the Secular Coalition for America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Jamila Bey: host of "Sex Politics and Religion Hour" at Voice of Russia radio
Mark Hatcher: founder and president of Secular Students at Howard University
Anti_Intellect: educator, activist, essayist
Donald Wright: author, organizer of the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-believers
In addition to the conference we are sponsoring a conference related “Happy Hour” on Friday, January 31st and an after conference dinner Saturday evening. This will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with others who share your way of thinking. Separate registration is required to attend these events. Our 2010 Conference was the largest gathering of Black Atheists and Secular Humanists ever. Please join us as we plan to break that record this year. Separate registration is required for these events. For information about registration and cost please go to http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc/events/african-americans-for-humanism-2014-conference/ (http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc/events/african-americans-for-humanism-2014-conference/)