Black Atheists Step Up: Contribute to the “First in the Family Humanist Scholarship”

Tagged: AAH conference / activism / campus / humanism / LA / LGBTQ / Sikivu Hutchinson

What are mainstream secular, humanist, atheist and freethought “human rights” organizations doing to actively fight for social and racial justice in American communities of color? AAH Advisor Sikivu Hutchinson invites humanists to step up and support this new humanist scholarship fund. For background, read "Black Atheists Step Up" on the Black Skeptics blog.

Dear Community Partner:

Black Skeptics Los Angeles is pleased to announce its first annual “First in the Family Humanist Scholarship.” Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to college-bound Los Angeles Unified School District students in South Los Angeles. Preference will be given to students who are in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning). Students must have a record of service and participation in school and/or community-based organizations. Scholarships will be awarded in June 2013.

Young scholars from South LA

Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Humanist public education, media representation, and cultural resources for African American non-believers and their allies. BSLA’s programming and initiatives seek to promote greater awareness and understanding of African American secular humanist, freethought, and atheist traditions, beliefs and practices in Los Angeles communities of color and beyond. Since 2010 BSLA has hosted roundtables on secular social justice, sponsored interfaith dialogues, conducted Humanist professional development trainings, and published articles on a broad range of issues pertaining to gender equity, racial justice, economic justice, and progressive education.

We are currently soliciting matching fund contributions for these scholarships, which will help support under-represented first generation college students with room, board, transportation, books, and other living expenses. Your valuable tax deductible donation can be made to our Paypal address (, mailing address (below) or online at the following site:

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sikivu Hutchinson
Executive Director

Black Skeptics Los Angeles
3101 W. 79th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043