The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proudly co-sponsoring the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference in October.
Scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the Marriott Midway Hotel in Chicago, it will be the first national secular forum exclusively focused on the perspectives of women of color who are atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics. It will highlight the work of women of color within the secular community and provide a multiracial, feminist vision of leadership and activism in secularism. The panels, presentations, workshops and performances will touch on a range of issues, including church-state separation activism, religion in marginalized communities, violence against women, and feminism, anti-racism and racial justice action.
Black Nonbelievers, the Black Skeptics Group and the Women’s Leadership Project are partnering to put together the event.
“The conference aims to create more inclusive opportunities in secular organizing, policy and practice,” say conference organizers Mandisa Thomas, Sikivu Hutchinson and Bria Crutchfield.
FFRF, the largest event co-sponsor, is joined by Secular Woman and the American Humanist Association.
Scholarship support is available and child care will be provided by Camp Quest. The conference invites everyone to attend, as a prime objective is for women of color to be heard by the rest of the secular community.