Freethought Arizona, Tucson
January 22nd @ 10 a.m., Duval Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Sikivu on Culturally Relevant Humanism: Despite media fantasies of post-racialism and post-feminism, the U.S. remains a deeply segregated, separate and unequal nation. The election of President Barack Obama brought heady claims of equality, yet anti-secularist, xenophobic Tea Party-style white nationalism is on the rise. So while the mainstream New Atheist movement battles over science and the separation of church and state, atheists, freethinkers, and humanists of color bring an entirely different set of priorities to the table. Sikivu will discuss these challenges, providing a social justice lens for Humanism that goes beyond Kumbaya.