African Americans for Humanism–DC

The need for critical thinking skills and a humanistic outlook in our world is great. This is no less true in the Black community than in others. Many African Americans have been engulfed by religious irrationality, conned by self-serving "faith healers", and swayed by dogmatic revisionist historians. Many others, however, have escaped the oppression of such delusions, and live happy and upstanding lives free of superstition. African Americans for Humanism–DC (AAH–DC) exists to bring these secular humanists together, to provide a forum for communication, and to facilitate coordinated action. In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together.

AAH–DC meets the fourth Saturday of every month. Events are posted on the CFI–DC events calendar and on Meetup.com.

Objectives

AAH–DC, in coordination with Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC), sponsors or participates in activities or events designed to:

  • Promote critical thinking, freethought and the knowledge of and respect for science and reason among African Americans.
  • Promote an appreciation for the lives and work of the great African American humanists, freethinkers and skeptics of the past.
  • Use the resources, programs and assistance available through CFI, its affiliated organizations, and other qualified, reliable sources to provide the African American community with accurate information about humanism, secularism, the varieties of belief and other relevant subjects.
  • Provide non-judgmental support for those who question their faith or their beliefs.
  • Support the work of secular student groups at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
  • Build working relationships, networks and provide support to other AAH chapters and to secular humanist organizations inside and outside of CFI.
  • Provide a secular, humanist, African American voice and perspective to the local, national and international public policy debate as it impacts the African American and other communities.