Don’t Miss Your Last Chance!

Black Nonbelievers will be back on the high seas again in 2020! This time, we will embark on a 7-night adventure aboard the Carnival Magic. From November 14-21, join us for another installment of fun, exciting speakers. This time, we will also be hosting dancing lessons and workshops!

Deposits are due by today, January 15th. Don’t delay; secure your space today!

Stops include Grand Cayman Island, Belize, and Mexico. Just some of our speakers are Bridgett Crutchfield, Candace Gorham, Drai Salmon, Mandisa Thomas, and Ashton P. Woods. There will be mindfulness meditation and salsa dancing as well!

On November 13th, there will be a pre-cruise reception prior to the ship leaving the next day. Your registration covers all of this great content as well as your room, ports fees, and taxes. Prices begin at $800 per person in a double occupancy room.

Submit your $150 deposit today.

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Spreading peace, joy, and reason this season

How do you celebrate the season?

As we come to the end of another journey around the sun, atheists, agnostics, humanists, and all nonreligious will celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We’ll enjoy our favorite traditions and make the holidays our own by adding clever secular twists to old ideas.

Join Black Nonbelievers, and other Secular Coalition for America member organizations, in our #MySecularHoliday campaign highlighting the wide variety of ways that nontheists celebrate the holidays. We’ll be collecting and sharing stories about how secular people celebrate the holidays and what this time of year means to them.

Our goal is to spread the word about the fun, festive, and creative ways that secular people come together to spend time with loved ones. The holidays are an occasion for people to come together, not be divided along religious lines. Instead of falling for the religious right’s contrived “War on Christmas,” let’s use this opportunity to shine a light on our community and spread some holiday cheer.

Give the gift of visibility to the secular community by sharing your story: Tell us how you celebrate the holidays as a nontheist by using the hashtag #MySecularHoliday across all social media channels.

Whether you’re a person of faith or no faith, holiday cheer is for everyone. Whatever your reason for the season, we hope it’s a merry one!

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Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
#BNChangesLives

P.S. We depend on you as we support chapters all around the country. Please consider a gift to help us keep growing and engaging with our communities!

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Such an exciting 2019!

On this Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will keep Black Nonbelievers in your heart and mind. We’ve done so many exciting events, and had so many successes, this year that we’ve been overjoyed to share them with you.

Women of Color Beyond Belief just wrapped up, and we already announced next year’s event on September 25-27, 2020 in Chicago! Not only did we have an amazing first outing in 2019, we also led a service project that packed 11,232 meals for those suffering from food insecurity.

We hope you can join us next year, either as a veteran or as a new attendee. Register now right here, or bookmark the page to stay up to date on all the latest announcements.

This year’s SeaCon was also wild beyond belief. Not only was the ship, the Carnival Horizon, bigger this year, but we had so many more attendees, speakers, and events that it blew our minds. We were able to visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico; we even went to Hell on Grand Cayman!

If you couldn’t make it this year, we really hope to see you in the future! We’re already planning to hold this fantastic, inspiring event again and we want you to be part of it. This time, we will embark on a 7-night outing aboard the Carnival Magic. On November 14-21, we want you to join us for a return to all the fun; check out more information here!

In October, the Black Nonbelievers of DC collaborated with the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Interfaith Alliance in order to lobby the US House of Representatives in support of the Do No Harm Act (HR 1450)! They met with many representatives, and even gained several new signatures for the legislation. They are doing powerful, important work and we could not be more proud of their efforts.

Please consider a gift in support of Black Nonbelievers as we lead the charge for a more equitable and just society.

I am also very excited to announce that our newest chapter is now formed in Columbus, Ohio! Find them on Meetup; we cannot wait to see what great things they will get up to in the near future in Columbus.

 


Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
#BNChangesLives

P.S. We depend on you as we support chapters all around the country. Please consider a gift to help us keep growing and engaging with our communities!

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You Inspire Us

It was so amazing to see all of you at Women of Color Beyond Belief this month! You encourage us, inspire us, and motivate us to keep pushing forward into building more successful communities and engaging in even more powerful activism.

We’ve already been asked about repeating the conference next year. You can help make it happen right here!

 

As part of our Secure The Bag service project, 33 volunteers packed 52 boxes of fresh meals for people suffering from food insecurity! That’s 11,232 meals!

If you couldn’t make it this year, we really hope to see you in the future! We’re already planning to hold this fantastic, inspiring event again and we want you to be part of it. You can help make that happen right here!


Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
#BNChangesLives

P.S. We depend on you as we support chapters all around the country. Please consider a gift to help us keep growing and engaging with our communities!

Non-Religious? Share Your Story!

If selected, join us on October 5, 2019 from 11:30 – 1:30 PM at the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference in Chicago, Illinois to participate! Be sure to RSVP in advance in order to be approved.

We also offer childcare at the event. Please submit your request now to take advantage of this service!

Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
#BNChangesLives

P.S. We depend on you as we support chapters all around the country. Please consider a gift to help us keep growing and engaging with our communities!

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We Must Act

Food insecurity is the world’s number one health risk. We have all experienced hunger. Not all of us have experienced food insecurity.

Hunger is the physical sensation of needing food. Food insecurity is the circumstance of not having reliable access to it. These conditions don’t discriminate. They affect people of all ages, races, religious beliefs, and genders. They happen everywhere, including Cook County, IL, where one in seven people will experience food insecurity this year.

We all know it’s not enough to be compassionate about issues like this: we have to act!

Volunteers will work together as an assembly line to create meals from bulk ingredients. As a team, you will create meal bags that include 6 servings of nutritious meals to be distributed to local Chicago organizations. A packing team of 10 volunteers can create about 2,000 meals per hour!

Join us on October 6, 2019 from 1 – 3 PM at the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference in Chicago, Illinois to participate!

We also offer childcare at the event. Please submit your request now to take advantage of this service!

Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
#BNChangesLives

P.S. We depend on you as we support chapters all around the country. Please consider a gift to help us keep growing and engaging with our communities!

Activism, Feminism, and Secularism: Don’t Miss Your Chance!

It’s the 2019 summer fundraising drive for Black Nonbelievers!

For the past 8 years, Black Nonbelievers has been building support and community for Blacks (and allies) who are atheist, agnostic, humanist, etc. We have also been diligent with increasing our visibility and representation within both the Black and secular communities. We are now 15 cities strong, and in order to grow and sustain our work, we need your support!

Will you help us in reaching our fundraising goals this summer? You can give on the Facebook fundraising page here, or support us through paypal here.


 

Early Bird pricing for Women of Color Beyond Belief ends this month! If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to do so by July 31st in order to secure the best pricing available. This will be one amazing event that you simply can’t miss. Register now.

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