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Invisible No Longer: Politically Empowering the Humanist and Atheist Community

The Supreme Court and one of the two major political parties have been captured by members of the white Christian nationalist movement. The separation of church and state, civil rights, secular government, and our pluralist democracy are under attack. The humanist and atheist community, whose numbers have been increasing rapidly in the last two decades, has the potential to counter the dangerous and anti-democratic movement. Learn about the efforts to politically organize and empower the humanist and atheist community.

Ron Millar is the Political Coordinator for the Center for Freethought Equality, which is the advocacy and political arm of the American Humanist Association. He runs the political action committees Free-thought Equality Fund, whose mission is to achieve equality for the non-theist community by increasing 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 has spent more than thirty years in the nation’s capital working for nonprofit education and advocacy groups, including serving as the Associate Director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2005 to 2009. Earning a PhD from Virginia Tech, his dissertation explored 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 CDHS.Albany@gmail.com 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.