African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) Group
We will be in the Latrobe Room. Entrance on 9th St SE. Elevator access is available.
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This month's topic: August 24th marks the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. A march that was dedicated to “Justice and Jobs” August marks the first month since the controversial and racially divisive Trayvon Martin verdict. During August we have also seen the public exposure of the use of racist slurs by celebrity chef Paula Deen and pro-football player Riley Cooper. This month’s meeting will consist of an open discussion on the subject of race, racism and racists. How much progress has really been made by African Americans in the past 50 years? What role (positively or negatively) should race play in public policy and the justice system? Is there a “race card” or a mutual lack of understanding and awareness? What role can rationalism and humanism play in combating racism? I look forward to a lively discussion.
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.