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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I am excited to do my part. Are you?

“Black Nonbelievers gave me the space to vent my frustrations after being lied to my whole life about a deity that doesn’t exist.”

“There are so many of us who are lost and afraid to let go of their indoctrination. And I am exited to do my part to help them, just as BN helped me.”

 
Marquita is a fantastic organizer and I am proud to be able to highlight her local chapter, the Black Nonbelievers of Detroit. There are so many of you doing so much great work around this country; you inspire me, each other, and the entire world around you. Keep it up! #BNchangeslives


Don’t forget that our matching donation from Phil Ferguson in support of Women of  Color Beyond Belief is still ongoing!

There will be amazing, interactive, and empowering panels, presentations, workshops, and performances throughout the course of the conference. We cannot wait to see you there; please register now at our early bird discounted rate! Even if you cannot make it yourself, please donate now to help us make this event as available as possible to any many people as we can. This is a limited time opportunity to be able to double your impact on the goals, reach, and success of Women of Color Beyond Belief.

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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Our Values in Action

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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

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Putting Secular Values Into Action

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.

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Solidarity

On Wednesday, March 27th, I will be heading to Pittsburgh, PA to speak to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community and CMU Humanist League! I’m very excited about these two events, so I hope that you may be able to join me at one of them.

“I joined BN as a sign of solidarity and gained a tribe, a community…a family. It provided me a voice and exposure, but most importantly, my pride as a Black Atheist grew by leaps and bounds.” #BNChangesLives
– Bria Crutchfield, Head Organizer of BN of Detroit

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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!

Promoting Positive Black Atheism

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“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.


 

 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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