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Invisible No Longer: Politically Empowering the Humanist and Atheist Community

June 9 @ 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 9th, 2024, 1 PM online & in person
The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Invisible No Longer: Politically Empowering the Humanist and Atheist Community

The Supreme Court and the Republican Party have been captured by the white Christian nationalist movement. Separation of church and state, civil rights, secular government, and pluralist democracy are under attack. Learn about efforts to politically organize and empower the humanist and atheist community, whose numbers have grown rapidly in the last 20 years, and which has the potential to counter this dangerous anti-democratic movement.
Ron Millar is Political Coordinator for the Center for Freethought Equality, the advocacy and political arm of the American Humanist Association. He runs the Free-thought Equality Fund, whose mission is to increase the number of open humanists and atheists in public office at all levels of government. Ron was instrumental in the announcement by Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2) that he is a humanist and agnostic, and in the establishment of the Congressional Freethought Caucus. Ron served as Associate Director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2005 to 2009. He has a PhD from Virginia Tec, where he studied organizational learning among groups litigating church-state cases before the Supreme Court.
This program begins at 1:00 PM, both in-person and via Zoom. The in-person event will be held at Pinnacle Living, 45 Forts Ferry Road, Latham, NY. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available starting at 12:30 PM. Please bring your own beverage. If you wish to attend via Zoom and are not a current member of CDHS, email your request to  [email protected]  several days prior to the event.  Or log onto our Meetup page,  https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/ . Click on JOIN, then
ATTEND, then RSVP, and the link will be available.
The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of non-theistic humanism. CDHS is a member organization for people with humanist values. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

To learn more about us, please go to www.humanistsociety.net

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June 9
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1:00 pm
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Pinnacle Living
45 Forts Ferry Rd
Latham, NY 12110 United States

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