What: 4TH Annual National Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers
When: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:00 P.M.
Where: The Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street, Houston, TX 77006
Cost: Donations Accepted
The Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers (DoS) is a nationwide event during Black History Month to promote community and solidarity among blacks in America who identify as non-believers: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, free-thinkers, etc. DoS has been organized as a way to counter the religious voice that all too often serves as the lone voice of black consciousness and experience. These gatherings in cities and towns across the U.S. will promote fellowship and the pursuit of humanist strategies to solve the problems facing humanity - especially those affecting the black community.
Although there is no formal itinerary for the DoS events, this year the Houston gathering will commemorate the life of W.E.B. DuBois in honor of his birthday.
Houston Black Non-Believers (HBN), a non-profit corporation (501(c) (3) status pending) founded in October 2013, is dedicated to the challenge of forging a different perspective in our community while providing a congenial environment where individuals with a secular worldview can thrive. Our focus is the black community. A secular voice that is heard in the black community is very unique considering the overwhelming display of religious beliefs. Today, black people in the United States that choose not to depend on or support the dogma of a religion are often castaways or experience loneliness. HBN will be that place of solace and developing new relationships.