Black Nonbelievers was proud to be a national co-sponsor of this year’s Secular Week of Action, which ran from April 26 – May 2. We are excited to be able to highlight some of the wonderful and important work that some of our chapters engaged in as part of this values-focused week.
On April 27th, Black Nonbelievers partnered with the Sunday Assembly Atlanta and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition to lead a soil collection in order to commemorate the lives list in the Atlanta Race Riots of 1906.
Black Nonbelievers Cincinnati worked with the Community of Reason to take part in a letter writing campaign on April 30th to their state representatives.
What did you or your local chapter do as part of this year’s Week of Action? Let us know so that we can share your successes as well!
We are working with the Secular Coalition for America, Foundation Beyond Belief, Secular Student Alliance, Center for Inquiry and American Atheists to organize the Secular Week of Action from April 26 – May 2, where local secular organizations are bringing people together to demonstrate our shared commitment to making this world a better place.
We need people like you to join us and buckle down to do the work that matters, taking social, political, and charitable actions that make a positive impact on their community.
Black Nonbelievers of Charlotte
The Secular Week of Action was carefully planned this week to coincide with the National Day of Prayer on May 2, a glaring example of federal endorsement of religion.
Join us in demonstrating that we can do far more good for our communities through action than through prayer.
Learn more and sign up to participate here.
“With the creation of Black Nonbelievers of Richmond, blacks atheists and humanists
will finally have a place to meet, promote positive black atheism, support one another and contribute to the Richmond Virginia Area.”
– Curtis Smith, Richmond organizer
We are so excited to be able to share news about Curtis and his group’s success in Richmond! Please check them out on Meetup and share the news with any friends or family you may know in the area.
Looking for ways to get involved?
Black Nonbelievers is always looking for new folks who would like to be organizers in their local communities. Even if you are not an experienced activist, we want to hear from you! Please let us know by submitting this very short interest form to get started.
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2019 holds a lot of excitement for us! Between Women of Color Beyond Belief in Chicago, our recently-announced 2019 Convention at Sea, and many other events, we are hitting the ground running.
On January 19th, I will be at FACT in San Antonio to speak, followed by being on The Atheist Experience on the next day. Then on February 7, I will be in Washington, DC at AHA HQ as well! I can’t wait to see you all as my travels bring me to your neck of the woods. I always appreciate being able to engage with our communities across the country.
“Black Nonbelievers (BN) connected me to a community of people who are free from religious indoctrination or at the very minimum, willing to challenge and abandon deep-seated religious beliefs. This is a critical part of the process to becoming a freethinker and it can be a scary, lonely and polarizing experience without support and friendship.
The St Louis chapter is here for support and camaraderie for members at every stage of their journey in navigating the complexities of being Black and unchurched.”
Elle Reneé. Freethinker and Chief Organizer for BN of St. Louis.
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
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“I found Black Nonbelievers in 2012 while searching for groups in the Orlando area. With BN, I discovered a place with shared experiences. Where my nonbelief was supported and encouraged.“
Now as the organizer for Orlando BN chapter, I want to provide the same opportunity for others, and continue to build our community”. – Barbara Page
On this Giving Tuesday, will you support us with a gift? We cannot do this work without your love and support.
“BN of Cincinnati is not only a resource for atheists of color in our area, we are a support system, a family. We celebrate together, grieve together and we even eat together. BN of Cincinnati has been the beginning and enrichment of many friendships.” – Tiffany Stewart
These are just a few of the BN community members who have been touched by our work and by our communities’ work. We change lives for the better and create positive, fulfilling, supportive communities on the ground all around the country. We’ve even added three new BN affiliates this year alone!
“BN provides a home…to get connected and establishes a needed support system.” – Keisha Rhines-Thomas
Black Nonbelievers truly changes lives and we are proud to elevate your voices and support the work that you do in your local communities.
Please help us continue to change lives. Please support us today, on this Giving Tuesday.