In-Person & on Zoom


  • Start: 2024-06-20
  • Event Category Event

Over the past several decades, there has been increased attention to disbelief within African American communities. The growth in the percentage of the African American population labeled “nones” made this attention unavoidable. However, while statistical information has made it easier to identify African American disbelief in general and African American humanism in particular, what is captured by the label African American humanism—or more popularly Black humanism—has received less attention. Is it a political movement? A social movement? Drawing on his new book—The Black Practice of Disbelief—Anthony Pinn explores what we might learn about the beliefs and practices of humanism in African American communities by examining it as a new religion.

This event is co-hosted with the Washington Ethical Society.

Register for this hybrid in-person and virtual event

Thursday, June 20, 2024

6:30pm Eastern: Doors open for in-person attendees
7:00pm Eastern: Program and Zoom stream begins
8:00pm Eastern: In-person reception and book signing begins

Location: Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

This event is free of charge. We welcome donations to support this and future events. Books will be available from to purchase for in-person attendees.

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