Feb 19, 2018
Secular humanism in the U.S. has a reputation for largely addressing the concerns of middle-class white people. That reputation is currently being challenged by groups across the country but perhaps nowhere more strongly than at the Secular Social Justice conferences. In 2016 in Houston and this year on April 7 in Washington D.C., these conferences bring activists from the margins into the spotlight. As this year's conference describes itself:
Secular Social Justice is a platform for activists of color to address the ravaging effects of systemic racism, sexism, heterosexism, transantagonism, colonialism, and white supremacy through workshops, discussions, and coalition-building.
What does that mean in practical terms? Tune in this week when we're joined by Kansas City activist and organizer Diane Burkholder. Diane is the co-chair of the American Humanist Association's LGBTQ Humanist Alliance and a speaker at both the 2016 and 2018 conferences. We'll talk about what came out of last year's conference and what this year has in store.