Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 20 2014

Moving Social Justice Conference: October ’14 CFI-Los Angeles


Last year, the Black Skeptics Group, a 501c3 organization, was the first atheist organization to address educational inequity in communities of color with our First in the Family Humanist scholarship for undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ students.  Over the past three years we’ve also sponsored STEM education, prison-pipelining and youth leadership outreach to highlight …

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Mar 16 2014

Who Wants to be A Rocket Scientist? Race, Gender and the STEM Divide

By Sikivu Hutchinson From The Humanist Criminal.  Gangbanger.  “Baby daddy”.  Drug dealer.  Ball player.  Brainstorming recently about the psychological impact of media images with a group of African American ninth graders in my Young Male Scholars program, these caricatures were the primary images they associated with black men.  White men were identified with images of …

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Mar 04 2014

Atheists Support L.A. Pastor Facing “Tribunal” for LGBT Advocacy

Seth Pickens

By Sikivu Hutchinson, From Religion Dispatches On Sunday morning I went to a church service for the first time in decades.  I was there as a community member to support Pastor Seth Pickens of Zion Hill Baptist church in South Los Angeles.  A few days before, I’d received an urgent plea from Teka-Lark Fleming, publisher …

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