February General Meeting featuring Mandisa Thomas

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Starts:
Feb 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Ends:
Feb 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Mandisa-ThomasAtheists United is proud to announce that the speaker for our February meeting will be Mandisa Thomas who will present “Black Nonbelievers: Past, Present and Future”.

Mandisa Thomas is a founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child, she loved reading and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. ‘Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, I quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. I couldn’t help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence in today’s society,’ she recalls.

Mandisa has a number of media appearances to her credit, including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN.com, and JET magazine. She has been a guest on podcasts such as The Humanist Hour and Ask an Atheist, as well as the documentaries Contradiction and My Week in Atheism. 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 Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others.

As the president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., Mandisa works to encourage more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones. “The more we make our presence known, the better our chances of working together to turn around some of the disparities we face. We are NOT alone.”

AU’s Clothes For The Homeless Collection Basket
Please don’t forget you can bring your gently-used shoes, clothing, backpacks, etc. to the meeting. Your donations will help the non-profit Food On Foot provide for the poor and homeless. Look for a container in the patio area at CFI clearly signed “Clothes For The Homeless.”

Food
Complimentary lunch, coffee, tea, and drinks are provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.

Cost
This meeting open to the public. Non-members pay $5 for entry, members have free entry.

Parking
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Attendance
About 80-100 people attend our meetings so you’re sure to have a good time and meet lots of new people.

We need your support
We are a not-for-profit organization. Your donations to Atheists United and membership make these meetings possible.

Note: Registration begins at 10:30am