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Screening of "Contradiction­­" (separate RSVP required)


This event is hosted in partnership with the Secular Coalition for America and is held as part of their annual Lobby Day Summit.The screening will be at the Metropolitan East/West Room of the hotel.

"The need for critical thinking skills and a humanistic outlook in our world is great. This is no less true in the Black community than in others." African Americans for Humanism

As is customary there will not be an African Americans for Humanism-DC meeting in May 2014. Our next meeting, scheduled for June 12, 2014 is a special event. On that date the Secular Coalition for America along with AAH-DC and the Center for Inquiry-DC are co-sponsoring a screening of Jeremiah Camara’s new film “Contradictions” as part of SCA’s annual Lobby Days and Secular Summit.

Jeremiah Camara is a prolific African American author and filmmaker whose work focuses on black religiosity and the negative impact belief has on our lives and in our community. Mr. Camara will be at the event to answer questions and comedian Steve Hill will be the master of ceremonies. You can see the “Contradictions” trailer at There will be no charge for the viewing but you must RSVP at

Here are the details

Date: June 12, 2014

Time: 8PM-10PM

Location: The Liason Capitol Hill, 415 N.J. Ave., NW, in the Metropolitan East/West room.

Metro: The hotel is located about ½ mile from the Union Station Metro Station.

Walking Directions from Union Station

Union Station is located just 3 blocks from The Liaison Capitol Hill. 

• Exit the station and walk toward the US Capitol, following the first small section of the semi-circle that is adjacent to the station.

• Turn right onto E Street, NW.

• After one block, you will cross North Capitol Street. The Capitol dome will be clearly visible to your left.

• Continue on E Street for one block, and then turn left onto New Jersey Avenue, NW.

• The Liaison Capitol Hill is in the first block, on your left.

The SCA”s Lobby Days and Secular Summit involves you in several days of training in lobbying techniques and visits with lawmakers, along with speakers and workshops on political and social issues of interest to the secular community. Some social activities including a pre-film pool party are on the schedule. For more information about Lobby Days or to register go to

African Americans for Humanism-DC is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry-DC. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. For more information about the Center for Inquiry please go to .

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  • Noelle C.

    I want to show this film to all of my family and friend believers but I am not sure how I can get them to actually sit down and watch it given the premise. Overall brilliant demonstration of the lack of effectiveness that religion and the church has on the Black community.
    Btw, I have been an atheist for 5 years now and have been reluctant to come out to my family but if I ever do I will use this film to help justify my position and hope for their understanding.

    2 · July 7, 2014

    • William

      Never Justify yourself to anyone. People who truly love you will accept and understand you as you. You haven't changed, you don't have horns growing from your head. Your still the same person...with your own view points and beliefs.

      July 7, 2014

    • SistahDred

      This is going to sound like some theistic conversion tactics I've heard before, but one way to convince your family & friends is to show them that your ideas and thoughts work for you. I guess it goes both ways. If theism works for them (or if they believe it does), let them be. As they should also let you be.

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Ernest R. P.

    The film was thought provoking and challenging. It confronts the "contradiction" between African American's religiosity and their lack of blessing and benefits (economically, socially and politically) as a result of belief. The film treats believers with respect but clearly shows that even they don't have an explanation for the lack of results. It also provides a historical perspective in a discussion about how the enslaved African people became so devoted to the religion of their oppressors. I highly recommend "Contradiction".

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • SistahDred

    I enjoyed the film as well. Had to leave before the the DVD available somewhere?

    1 · June 13, 2014

    • Trudy

      The film should be out in the fall.

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • William

    I really enjoyed this film. I can't wait for the DVD to come out. This is a must watch for anyone with questions.

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Katrina

    Excellent event! Wonderful film!

    2 · June 13, 2014

  • Steven L.

    Excellent film about the American Black Church.

    2 · June 13, 2014

  • Dunori V. P.

    It will be my 1st event with the group. Looking forward to meeting folks. Light blue shirt/dahshiki & navy blue slacks.

    June 12, 2014

  • Steven L.

    Note; this event is calendered for June 12 but the body of the description above states it for June 14. Which is right?

    June 9, 2014

  • Steven L.

    I saw this film at thee American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City. It is very good. and important to see. Recommended. I will see it again.

    June 9, 2014

  • Phillip

    Would love to attend this bu I will be working out of town. Enjoy.

    May 31, 2014

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