What You Need To Know About Humanism And Race

What You Need To Know About Humanism And Race

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Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM online video HFFC event.

Two of the leading African American Humanists in the country have been invited by the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) to engage us in a conversation about race and racial justice. Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc., and Freethought Heroine for 2019, will be returning (virtually this time) and will be joined by Dr. Anthony Pinn, Harvard University, Humanist Chaplaincy’s 2006 “Humanist of the Year,” Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University, Professor Extraordinarius at University of South Africa, Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies, the author of over 30 books, and a leading scholar of African American humanism.

The online video event will be on Monday August 10 at 7:30 pm. The public is invited free of charge. To get the link to register, email hffc@optimum.net with “Pinn” as the subject.

Drawing from his book, "When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer", Dr. Pinn calls on humanists to understand and act in the world in light of the implications of race. He writes “Life in the United States is and has always been tied to race, and has always been marked by racism.” And he offers a set of “dos” and “don’ts” meant to help people get race right.

Mandisa Thomas, founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, will discuss the ongoing question of diversity and inclusion within the secular community, what can be done to confront subconscious biases, and how people of color and the organizations thus created should be supported.

Mandisa has many media appearances to her credit, including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN.com, and Playboy, The Humanist, and JET magazines. She has been a guest on podcasts such as The Humanist Hour and Ask an Atheist, as well as the documentaries Contradiction and My Week in Atheism. Mandisa currently serves on the Board for American Atheists and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief, the 2016 Reason Rally Coalition, and the Secular Coalition for America. She is also an active speaker and has presented at conferences/conventions for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others. As the president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., Mandisa works to encourage more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones.

Mandisa was named the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Freethought Heroine for 2019, and was also the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association’s 2018 Person of the Year.

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County, Connecticut, espouses Reason and Compassion, and seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community. It holds general meetings, film events, book discussions, solstice celebrations, and science roundtables. Learn more at hffcct.org

Tags: free seminars, humanism, race, hffc, black nonbelievers, african american humanism



Event Details

Date: August 10, 2020
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Online


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Contact:
Cary Shaw
203 849-8978
hffc@optimum.net


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