Humanism is based on a belief in the equal significance of all human beings. In order to achieve equality and justice for everyone, it's imperative we call-out and confront specific cultural prejudices in an unambiguous manner.
Below are a few areas of focus for the Black Humanist Alliance.
Like Angela Davis, we refuse to accept the things we can't change and work to change the things we can no longer accept. The BHA isn't concerned with discussing humanism if it isn't socially active. Our humanist worldview is bound to engaging issues of social justice. A major issue of inequality within our society is racial injustice.
We seek to do our part in the struggle for racial justice by standing in solidarity with The Movement for Black Lives to confront anti-blackness experienced by Black and African diasporic people. BHA members support and are involved with organizations like Black Lives Matter and AHA-affiliated Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of individuals and groups organizing, mobilizing, and educating white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
The BHA supports feminist and womanist efforts seeking the social liberation of all women through an inclusive, intersectional approach. We collaborate with the Feminist Humanist Alliance to more actively engage in campaigns that promote women's rights, which includes the American Humanist Association's partnership with NARAL Pro-Choice America and Act for Women.
We aren't free until we're all free. We can't be pro-Black and anti-LGBTQ.
The Black Humanist Alliance opposes queer-antagonism and discrimination that targets the LGBTQ community. Through our collaborative effort with the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance, we support the work of the National LGBTQ Task Force and Trans United.
For those seeking to participate in any of these initiatives as a representative of the Black Humanist Alliance, please let us know!