African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) - Day of Solidarity Lunch

Starts
Sunday, February 22nd 2015 at 1:00 pm
Ends
Sunday, February 22nd 2015 at 3:30 pm
Location
Austin Grill, 750 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (between Archives and Gallery Place Metro)
About the Event 

The Day of Solidarity is the idea of Donald Wright, the author of The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go and a member of Humanists of Houston. In a 2011 interview published in Black Skeptics blog, Donald explained his thinking. “The idea of a Day of Solidarity occurred as a result of me pondering Black History Month with more focus on black free thinkers and non-believers. I felt that an effort should be given to assemble black non-believers in our local towns and cities eliminating the need for expensive travel. I visualized a special day of observance once a year on the 4th Sunday in February to promote fellowship, share experiences, meet new non-believers, and discuss the lives of black non-believers that our typical history books omit. Also, this could be the opportunity to encourage community activism. The gathering is to be provided with minimum requirements and cost. Two or more people could meet in the park if the weather permits.”

The Day of Solidarity celebration recognizes the need to develop personal connections and build community among black non-believers and to remember and celebrate the lives and courage of Black free thinkers and non-believers both historical and contemporary. And in keeping with Don’s idea of an informal gathering, AAH-DC’s celebration will be an opportunity to meet, eat, drink, talk and listen to each other. 
 
Black History Month 2015 celebrates the Centennial Anniversary of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Founded by Carter G. Woodson, ASALH is the lead organization for Black History Month and they annually provide a theme and official materials for the celebration. The 2015 Black History Month theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”. For more information about the theme and related events go here
 
About African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC)

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 (AAH) exists to bring these secular humanists together. AAH DC is a program of the Center for Inquiry DC. Stay up to date with AAH DC events by joining our group on Meetup.com