Center for Inquiry has just announced their second African Americans for Humanism conference, and I’m badly torn. On one hand, look at this speaker list:
- Ronnelle Adams author of Aching and Praying
- Jamila Bey host of “Sex Politics and Religion Hour” at Voice of Russia radio
- Debbie Goddard director of African Americans for Humanism and director of outreach for CFI
- Aisha Goss deputy director at the Secular Coalition for America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
- Mark Hatcher founder and president of Secular Students at Howard University
- Sikivu Hutchinson author, activist, teacher, and founder of Black Skeptics Group
- Anti_Intellect educator, activist, essayist
- Alix Jules activist, historian
- Anthony Pinn author, professor at Rice University
Five of them I’ve already heard speak, and they’re all great. People have been raving about Mark Hatcher’s talk at the CFI Summit this weekend. And Anti_Intellect?! Plus, of course, the folks I don’t know are great yet.
Then there’s the other hand. That’s the weekend of the second FtBCon. So I’m already committed for that weekend.
This schedule crowding is a good sort of problem for a movement to have, right?