I just registered to attend this one-day conference to be held in Washington DC on Saturday, April 7, 2018 under the auspices of the American Humanist Association. I am looking forward to hearing from people who are not household names on the lecture circuit but are doing serious work on social justice issues. As the conference website says:
As a continuation of the legacy started with Secular Social Justice 2016, Secular Social Justice 2018 will be held April 7th in Washington DC at All Souls Church to emphasize the connection between secular humanist values and social justice activism. This conference was developed as a direct response to pervasive complacency within the secular community that considers considerable focus on matters of social justice issues unnecessary or a “distraction.”
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.
Registration costs $35 and another $10 gets you lunch. You can see the agenda and descriptions of the speakers at the above link.
If any of this blog’s readers are going to be there, I would enjoy meeting up with you.
OK, I just signed up. If I actually make it there, I’ll look for you. It would be gratifying to meet face to face, after reading your stuff daily for a long time.
Bill Seymour says
I’m another blog lurker who’ll be there. I’ll be taking
Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, so I’ll be in Cleveland
in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, the 6th.
Pierce R. Butler says
Careful, now -- you’re going to be literally surrounded by SJWs. Bring guns, lots of guns!
I live in the D.C. suburbs and I plan to attend if possible.
Matt G says
I’ve been to this UU church at least once. I think I was in town for one of the anti-war marches ahead of the Afghanistan invasion. A relatively large, and very diverse, congregation, and the minister there is a really good guy. Sorry I won’t be there.