African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) - Day of Solidarity Lunch
- Sunday, February 24th 2013 at 12:00 pm
- Sunday, February 24th 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Austin Grill, 750 E St NW (Gallery Place or Archives Metro), Washington, DC 20004
About the Event
To locate the group ask the host for the African Americans for Humanism table.
Please join African Americans for Humanism DC as we celebrate Black History Month 2012 and the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers.
The celebration of a 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 interview in Black Skeptics
he said “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.”
So in keeping with Don’s idea of an informal gathering, the AAH-DC celebration will be an opportunity to meet, eat, drink, talk and listen to each other. The menu and prices can be found at the Austin Grill Penn Quarter’s official site austingrill.com/pennQuarter
. 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.
The 2013 Black History Month theme is “At the Cross Roads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington”. The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March. For more information about the theme and related events please go to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History at http://www.asalh.org
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