What Difference Does Difference Make: Humanism After Inclusion

In recent years, effort has been made to dismantle white privilege and better represent a diverse range of voices within the humanist movement. In this talk, Pinn poses and aims to explore a set of related questions: What are the results of this diversity work, and how do we measure success on this front? What does it mean to push for inclusion within a country moving away from democracy and robust inclusion?

Dr. Anthony Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University. He is also Professor Extraordinaries at the University of South Africa, and he is a visiting Scholar at Harvard University Divinity School. Pinn is director of research for the Institute of Humanist Studies, and he is the author/editor of over 30 books, including The Oxford Handbook of Humanism (2021); When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race (2017); and Humanism: Essays on Race, Religion and Popular Culture (2015).

In his talk, Dr. Pinn refers to the AHA Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.