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Black Nonbelievers (BN) of Portland is an affiliate of BN, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fellowship of nonbelievers. Headquartered in the Atlanta area, the organization is dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly environment. We strive to connect with other Blacks (and their allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs, and might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin or race. We extend a caring embrace to all who wish to explore a meaningful and rational life.

Upcoming events (3)

Legacy Part 3 with Dr. Sabrina Dent - Presented by BN of DC

Please join us for part 3 of the Legacy series, presented by BN of DC! We will hear from Dr. Sabrina Dent, DMin and Senior Faith Adviser at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Dr. Dent is a life-long advocate for human rights and social justice and served as director of recruitment and admissions at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum. Black Nonbelievers and BNDC has collaborated with Dr. Dent in raising awareness, dialogue and visibility of shared values over the recent years and is honored to host her presentation on "Reimagining Community". Please preregister at the link provided. Upon completion you will receive a confirmation via email. Legacy highlights voices of religious dissent in the African-American (and Caribbean American) cultural experience with a 5-part event series throughout September and October. Come prepared to learn, celebrate, and become more active!!! This series is co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association.

BN's 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue

2021 will mark 10 years of Black Nonbelievers and our work as an organization! Join us for some exciting presentations, workshops, and fun times in the city of New Orleans. Our 5th anniversary in 2016 was a blast, and this time it will be even better. It’s more than a conference – it’s a CELEBRATION!!! Featuring: – Mandisa Thomas – Jeremiah Camara – Chris Cameron – Bridgett Crutchfield – Sikivu Hutchinson – Gayle Jordan – Anthony Magnabosco – Darrel Ray – and MORE!!! January 15-17, 2021 Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Ave 333 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 Admission starts at just $99. Student rates are available. We also have some great support options, such as sponsorship and general donations. Be sure to reserve your room at our special rate as well!!! For more information and to register, please visit our website at www.blacknonbelievers.org.

Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference (now in 2021!)

Chicago Marriott Midway

***Due to the COVID -19 crisis, Women of Color Beyond Belief will be back and better than ever in 2021!!!*** Come One, Come All - to the event that highlights the voices and work of women of color who are atheist, humanist, skeptics, nonreligious, secular, etc. Speakers/Presenters include: *Cheryl Abram *Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro *Bridgett "Bria" Crutchfield *Sonjiah Davis *Candace Gorham *Sikivu Hutchinson *Hiba Kribst *Mashariki Lawson-Cook *Zulma Oliveras-Vega *Madison Paige *Kavin Senapathy *Mandisa Thomas And MORE!!! The full admission rate (which includes the reception and Diva's Ball) will remain $150 for the entire year! Visit wocbeyondbelief.com for more information on childcare, payment plan options, and sponsorship opportunities. Women of Color Beyond Belief is presented by Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics Group, and the Women's Leadership Project.

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