Sunday Gathering: Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers, Inc.
May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Mandisa Thomas
Community Moment: Community Group Recap
Musical Guest: Chris Foster
Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is a founder and current president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, black nationalism and a bit of Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, I quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. I couldn’t help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence in today’s society,” she recalls.
Mandisa was featured in the April 30tissue of JET magazine, has been a guest speaker with such organizations as the Secular Humanists of the Low Country, Humanists of Florida and American Atheists. She has been also been a guest on podcasts including: The Critical Eye, Ask an Atheist, and the Black Freethinkers Blogtalk Radio Show. In addition to her continuing work as an activist, she has expanded her professional horizons and created MLT’s Elevation Station, an agency that offers booking, management and business writing services to independent musicians.
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.