On Saturday October 19, 2013, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) will conduct a workshop entitled “What About Atheism?” at the 2013 Models of Pride LGBTQ youth conference at the University of Southern California. BSLA members Nicome Taylor, Liz Ross and Chavonne Taylor will discuss radical secular humanism and unpack what it means to be an atheist, agnostic, and freethinker for a predominantly youth of color audience. The dialogue will also focus on social justice issues and perspectives pertaining to marriage equality, homophobia, transphobia and religious bigotry. Using thought provoking and engaging activities to explore common misconceptions and stereotypes about those that identify as secular/atheist/humanist/agnostic, youth participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their knowledge and opinions about the LGBTQ community vis-a-vis religion and secularism. It is our hope that attendees depart with more insight on secular perspectives, involvement, community effort and local groups available for those who have questions or doubts about religion. The workshop will begin at 3:15pm-4:30pm in room VKC 160.
Models of Pride will be celebrating its 21st anniversary for this conference with over 100 different workshops for LGBTQ youth and community allies. For more information on this phenomenal event please visit www.modelsofpride.org.