Black Gaytheist: The Intersection of the Secular Movement and Social Relevance
is the concept that multiple identities come together to create a
complex system of oppression (and privilege) within each individual in
society. AJ Johnson, founder of Be Secular & former development
director of American Atheists, explains why a greater understanding and
appreciation of this idea is necessary for the Secular Movement to move
forward. Just as conservative political establishments must learn to
adapt to the shifting dynamics and demographics of our nation, so too
must the Secular Movement.
Johnson is vice president & co-founder of Be Secular.
, a new
business specifically modeled to expand and empower the Secular
5 years of nonprofit development experience, she serves on the board of
Recovering from Religion, as the development adviser for Black Atheists
Of America, and offers fundraising advice to other secular groups and
was raised Baptist in the "Bible Belt," a hyper-religious area of the
United States. She graduated with honors from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), gaining valuable leadership experience as
a residential advisor (RA) for new students and teaching English to
Thai children while studying abroad. Before becoming vice president of
Be Secular., AJ served as development director of American Atheists
& Assistant Director of Development for Scholarships at UNC.
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This talk will be followed by a reception with wine and light fare.
Open to the public.
Suggested donation: $5 at the door
This event is part of our Voices of Reason lecture series that features leading thinkers on ethics, science, and religion.