African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC)
We will be in the Latrobe Room. Entrance on 9th St SE. Elevator access is available.
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This month's topic: It has been several months since we had a group discussion and a lot of significant events have happened during that time -so this month‘s meeting will be a planned general discussion of the people, policies and events that caught your attention or made an impact on you this year. For example, over the past few weeks we have had an opportunity to hear Dr. Anthony Pinn discuss his book “Writing god’s Obituary”. Also we recently we joined the Secular Coalition of America for a screening of Jeremiah Camara’s new film “Contradictions”. On the political and social front there have been victories for marriage equality while freedom from religion has suffered defeats on many fronts, one instance being the “Hobby Lobby“ decision. Conversely in May the New York Supreme Court cleared the way for sectarian prayers to be part of the official business of city councils and legislatures
In addition there was a recent thought provoking magazine article in the Atlantic Monthly magazine e by Ta-Nehisi Coates on the “Case for Reparations“ which, in discussing the continued economic impact of slavery and legal discrimination on African Americans was highly controversial. To read it go here.
I also came across an older but meaningful piece entitled “No, you’re not entitled to your opinion” Patrick Stokes. Demolishes the old argument that all opinions are equally valid. To read it go here.
About African Americans for Humanism 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. Many African Americans have been engulfed by religious irrationality, conned by self-serving "faith healers", and swayed by dogmatic revisionist historians. Many others, however, have escaped the oppression of such delusions, and live happy and upstanding lives free of superstition. African Americans for Humanism (AAH) exists to bring these secular humanists together, to provide a forum for communication, and to facilitate coordinated action. In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.