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Moving Social Justice Conference

Sikivu Hutchinson and Donald Wright

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Moving Social Justice Conference

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Registration Fee - Student Ended $25.00 $1.62
Registration Fee - Standard Ended $40.00 $1.99

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$25 - Registration fee for Students
$40 - Registration fee

POCBF October Conference Schedule

I. Day One: Saturday, October 11th

Continental “breakfast”

  • Registration—9:30-10:00
  • Opening remarks—10:00-10:30 
  •        Debbie Goddard, CFI, Sikivu Hutchinson, Black Skeptics
  •        Main Stage: MC Brooks
  • Panels—10:30-12:30
  • Lunch—12:30-1:30
  • Panels—1:30-4:30


PANEL SESSION 1: 10:30-12:30

1. Confronting Homophobia in the Black Church

  • Reverend Meredith Moise
  • Raina Rhoades, Chocolate City Skeptics
  • Jenn Taylor, Black Atheists of Philadelphia

Moderator: Teka Lark Fleming, Morningside Park Chronicle


2. Beyond #solidarityisforwhitewomen: Feminist of Color Organizing

  • Yolanda Alaniz, Radical Women
  • Nourbese Flint, Black Women for Wellness
  • Heina Dadabhoy, Freethought Blogs
  • Marlene Montanez, Undocumented youth activism

Moderator: Andrea Plaid, The Feminist Wire


LUNCH 12:30-1:30

PANEL SESSION 2: 1:30-3:00

3. Humanist Youth Leadership & Busting the School-to-Prison Pipeline:

  • Ashley Franklin, Labor Community Strategy Center
  • Tanisha Denard, Youth Justice Coalition
  • Mark Anthony, Coalition to End Sheriff Violence 
  • Josh Parr & Jimmaine Youngblood, The Beat Within

Moderator: Thandi Chimurenga, Ida B. Wells Institute


PANEL SESSION 3: 3:00-4:30

4. What's Race Got to Do With It? Racism and Intersectionality in the Atheist Movement

  • Frank Anderson, Black Skeptics Chicago
  • Tony Pinn, Rice University
  • Donald Wright, Houston Black Non-Believers
  • Raina Rhoades, Chocolate City Skeptics
  • Sergio Ortega-Rodriguez, Hispanic Atheists
  • Georgina Capetillo, Secular Common Ground

Moderator: Daniel Myatt, Black Skeptics Los Angeles


II. Day Two: Sunday, October 12th

  • Opening remarks—10:00-10:30
  • Panel—10:30-12:00
  • Adjourn & Closing Performance—12:00-12:30




LGBTQ Queer Atheists of Color and Social Justice

  • Rev. Meredith Moise
  • D. Frederick Sparks, BSLA
  • AJ Johnson, BeSecular

Moderator: Kim Veal, Black Freethinkers Network


Have questions about Moving Social Justice Conference? Contact Sikivu Hutchinson and Donald Wright

When & Where

Center For Inquiry West
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Sikivu Hutchinson and Donald Wright

People of Color Beyond Faith is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization founded by Black Skeptics Group and Black Freethinkers.
Until racism and other social injustices are extinguished, non-whites are compelled to embrace means of unification to offer resistance and remedies. Racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and xenophobia deprive individuals of their human dignity. People of Color Beyond Faith is organized with a task to place social justice issues at the forefront of the secular community.

Currently, as we continue to witness turmoil in our society, the secular community is the most logical segment to offer lasting solutions to these social ills. Racism, poverty, homelessness, lack of healthcare, destruction of the environment, war and the threat of war, lack of quality education, mass incarceration, are all human conditions capable of human solutions. The philosophy of humanism seeks to create a society in which humans can thrive. It is in this spirit that we hope to form coalitions between religious humanists and secular humanists. Oh the joy when we can experience life with true liberty and the unfettered pursuit of happiness.

People of Color Beyond Faith (POCBF) will seek to develop within the secular community paths to better understanding of cultural differences and promote appreciation for those differences. POCBF will create opportunities for outreach into the communities across the country in which the entire secular community can actively participate. A foundation is being laid for a new secular movement that at its core values truth and strives for the betterment of all humanity.
General Information

Please contact Sikivu Hutchinson, Donald Wright, Raina Rhoades, or Black FreeThinkers if you have any questions.

Twitter Chat every Thursday @ 8PM EST #POCBeyondChat

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