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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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.

Kayvis and Vanessa at Rememberance
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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