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African Americans for Humanism-DC Monthly Meeting

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“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

The next monthly meeting of African Americans for Humanism DC will be held on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the Latrobe Room at the Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE (entrance on 9th St-elevator access available). The Hill Center is located about 1.5 blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. All AAH meetings are free and open to the public.

This month’s discussion will be about Secularism and racism. We will be discussing several recent articles on the subject. One side of the debate was expressed in The American Atheist 4th quarter 2014 edition carried an article by Be-Asia McKerracher entitled “Only Syndrome”. The author argues that although Black Atheists aren’t common, they are not really different from white atheists. She said that the lack of participation by Black Atheists in many secular organizations and activities is not due to discrimination or mistreatment but that Black Atheist organizations fill a social and cultural need for African American members.

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