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Dragon Con takes place Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and BN will be tabling! Many of our members attend this 4 day long affair, which includes a parade and many other exciting events. Beginning Friday, August 30th, we will have a table near the Skeptic Track, which will be located on the second floor of the Hilton Atlanta downtown. Membership badges are required, but if you volunteer to work the booth, we will help cover the cost. We need volunteers to table, so please let us know if you're interested - serious inquiries only please! The best way to get to the festivities is by MARTA, this is a very popular event! For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org
Recovering from Religion presents the first ever annual Fall Excursion! Set amidst the tranquil mountains of North Carolina, The excursion will offer a space where attendees can find guidance, friendship, and experience personal growth in a warm and accepting environment. There are planned events and workshops so that you can have fun, learn, relax, and do as little or as much as you like. There will also be several trained volunteers as well as mental health specialists on site to make sure that everyone’s experience is just right for them. Speakers and workshop presenters include: * Sarah Rocksdale, creator of the popular Youtube channel Sarah Rocksdale, which covers a wide variety of topics, including religion recovery. Having experienced a Jesus Boot Camp, Sarah knows firsthand the damage that bad ideas can inflict on someone’s life, and is passionate about sharing the positive effects of walking away from religion. * Mandisa Thomas, president and founder of Black Nonbelievers, an organization that works to encourage more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of strong religious overtones. She has made appearances on CBS News, NPR, and CNN. Mandisa was named Person of the Year by the Unitarian Universalist Humanist association. * Lloyd Evans, founder of JWsurvey.org, an online resource aimed at assisting those who wish to leave the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Lloyd is the creator of the John Cedars Youtube channel, which has attracted over 2.5 million views. Lloyd points to the religion of his upbringing as just one example of the harm that can ensue when religious authority goes unchecked. * Candace Gorham, licensed professional mental health counselor, is a former ordained minister-turned-atheist humanist activist, research, and writer on issues related to race and religion. She is the author of The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out On Religion - And Others Should Too. For registration, the exact venue location, and information about subsidized entry, please go to https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/fall-excursion-2019 We hope to see you there!!!
Come One, Come All!!! Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics, and the Women’s Leadership Project are pleased to welcome you to the Women of Color Beyond Belief (WOCBB) Conference! This will be the first national secular forum exclusively focused on the perspectives of women of color atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics. Speakers will include the “Five Fierce Humanists” featured in the July/August issue of The Humanist magazine, and many more! Early Bird Full Admission starts at $175 per person. Includes all meals associated with the conference. Go to http://wocbeyondbelief.com for information about this exciting event, including: *Childcare requests (if needed) *Payment plans (if needed) *Student discount *Red Carpet Diva's Ball *Sponsorship/Tabling opportunities And MORE! This will be the event for 2019 - you don't want to miss it!!!
BN is back on the high seas in 2019!!!* For the past two years, we have enjoyed a great blending of fun and activism, complete with speakers and other group activities. This time, we are raising the bar with a 6 night cruise, and we can’t wait for you to join us! 2019 will see us aboard the Horizon, one of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Complete with 12+ restaurants, an IMAX theater, spa, water park, zip lining, and top of the line staterooms, this ship is sure to give us quite the adventure. You don’t want to miss this!!! Once again, we are sailing out of Miami, FL. Ports of Call for 2019: – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Cozumel, Mexico This year’s speaker lineup includes: – Bridgett Crutchfield – Victor Harris Jr. – Dr. Darrel Ray – Mandisa Thomas – and MORE!!! Prices start at $850 per person, double occupancy. Includes stateroom accommodations, taxes/port fees, and convention activities. Registration is now open! Stay updated announcements and other important information by visiting bnseacon.com, or blacknonbelievers.org! Sponsorship opportunities are also available! *Shore excursions, drink packages, and other cruise activities are available for an additional charge. Rates do not include gratuities. We are looking forward to seeing you for #BNseacon2019!!!