Identifying and Addressing Christian Privilege in Intersectional Spaces

Christian privilege in America is often denied, seldom addressed, and can undermine diversity when it comes to worldview. Participants in this session will explore manifestations and effects of Christian privilege, particularly in intersectional environments – whether an interfaith program, service projects, social justice work, or other collaborative endeavors. This workshop will identify ways to address that privilege to create a more welcoming environment for all.

Presenter: Lyz Liddell

Identifying and Addressing Christian Privilege in Intersectional Spaces

Asexual Spectrum Atheists

An asexual is someone who doesn’t experience sexual attraction. While it’s a simple definition, we will correct common assumptions, and explain the the asexual spectrum through our personal experiences. We will discuss obstacles faced by asexual-spectrum folk and why it’s important to be aware of it and talk about it. And completely unique to this panel, we’ll discuss the good and the bad of how our experiences intersect with atheism and skepticism. This is especially important considering that the asexual community is predominantly non-religious right now.

Panelists: Tristan Miller (mod), Cerberus, Elizabeth, Erin

Asexual Spectrum Atheists

Fighting for Freethought in the Philippines (Meet the Filipino Freethinkers)

Since Feb 1, 2009, Filipino Freethinkers (filipinofreethinkers.org) has been promoting reason, science, and secularism in a predominantly religious, mostly superstitious, and practically theocratic country. Listen to their stories, ask them questions, and learn how you can help them keep fighting the good fight in the last bastion of Catholicism in Southeast Asia. It’s their five year anniversary. Learn about their challenges and goals, and how to help them advance the cause of freethought.

Fighting for Freethought in the Philippines (Meet the Filipino Freethinkers)

Jewish Atheism: the Hows and Whys

Jewish atheists are a sometimes-invisible subset of our community. Chana and Miri will discuss Jewish atheism: what it means, what challenges we face within both our atheist and our Jewish communities, how we deal with cognitive dissonance, how our views of both Judaism and atheism differ from those of others, and so on.

Jewish Atheism: the Hows and Whys

Atheism and Accessibility

What can the atheist movement do to help be more inclusive of those who struggle with chronic pain and disability? What role has disability played in encouraging people to leave religion? Where do atheist movements fail and succeed when it comes to accessibility? Why are accessibility and disability justice important? Why is it important to have secular alternatives to church-run programs?

Atheism and Accessibility