The Association of Black Humanists (ABH), formally London Black Atheists (LBA), welcomes you all. Our mission is to support and encourage all people, particularly those from the African Diaspora, who are Freethinkers, Non-believers, Atheists and of course, Humanists. If you are questioning religion and want to meet like-minded people, then ABH is the group for you.
It is well documented that for social and historical reasons religion has become an intrinsic part of African and African-Caribbean people’s lives, thus making it extremely difficult to leave religion or to come out as a non-believer. ABH provides a confidential, friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for people who want to liberate their minds from the restrictive thinking of religion, but are wary of receiving a hostile reaction from their family and friends, leaving them isolated with no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Our belief in freedom and equality for all is deeply rooted in ethical humanist values, scepticism and reason.
ABH have meetups for serious discussions on a wide range of topics connected to beliefs, science, social issues, religion, race, sexuality and gender amongst other things. We actively seek to advance our understanding of our stunning, incredible universe, from a natural perspective. A universe that does not need a supernatural creator to explain it's existence, nor how it functions. We also meetup socially for fun, entertainment and outings, everyone is welcome to join us.
Many of the films featured have been literally banned and this presentation will go through 20 of them explaining what these films were about, why they were banned and the current methods of suppressing Black films that challenge Hollywood stereotypes.
This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.
This is a FREE online event but PLEASE REGISTER ON THE EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW, for a ZOOM link. RSVP on Meetup is not enough.
The African Odysseys film programme has been screening fantastic Black films once a month with Q&A's since 2007. It is the only such programme in the country and was initiated and maintained by community activists. This event will cover:
· Government agencies and their role in suppressing independent movie production · How to ban a film without appearing to ban it · ‘We don’t want a full house of black people even if it will make us money’ with proof Where to access great African/Caribbean films African Odysseys at the BFI Black and Banned season 2018 New platforms for viewing positive Black content
This is a FREE online event BUT YOU MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW, for event notifications and links (check your JUNK MAIL). RSVP on Meetup is not enough!!!