Secular Social Justice 2018

In a global climate in which the sociopolitical disenfranchisement of people of color remains acute, the Secular Social Justice Conference is a humanist-centered response to the continued marginalization of issues disproportionately impacting communities of color.


Secular Social Justice was pioneered by feminist humanist activist Sikivu Hutchinson. According to Hutchinson, it was developed because “neither organized atheism nor organized humanism have ever addressed social, economic, gender, and racial justice from the perspective of communities of color.”


The Secular Social Justice Conference prioritizes the liberatory visions of activists of color who believe social progress must come through human intervention. This all-day event is dedicated to developing awareness and providing training opportunities about sociopolitical issues impacting communities of color through workshops, discussion, networking, and coalition-building.


Topics to be explored this year include economic justice, confronting internalized oppression in organizing, decolonizing social justice work, intersectional advocacy and trans justice, and eliminating racial inequality in the criminal justice system


The Secular Social Justice 2018 Conference will be held April 7, 2018 at All Souls Church, Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW, Washington DC 20009).

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