There’s a lot to improve in the secular community, however there are lots of organizers and speakers who provide great content and programming. If you are tired of what is considered mainstream in the movement, please support the ones who don’t get the recognition they deserve. Mandisa will explain how you can do this, as well as point out some activists, organizers and speakers you can support!
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT, Saturday April 14
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Mandisa Thomas is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Mandisa currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and the Reason Rally Coalition, and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. She also is an active speaker, and has presented at conferences/conventions for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others.
In 2011, Bridgett Crutchfield founded Minority Atheists of MI, and founded Detroit affiliate of Black Nonbelievers in 2013. In 2016, she spearheaded a GoFundMe campaign which raised $7,000 for Flint, MI residents. Bridgett and collaborators then delivered water and baby wipes to Planned Parenthood of Flint, in addition to donating remaining minutes to Genesee County Flint Water Fund. Bridgett has a heart for newly identified Atheists, those who’ve been hurt within the secular community, and assisting those who are interested in forming alliances with the African American community.