Main Topic: How to identify White Supremacist ideals.
As we see the rise of Christian and White Nationalism, it is important that we address White Supremacy within our own community. Mandisa will discuss some ways that we all may be upholding supremacist ideals, and what we can do about them.
Speaker : Mandisa Thomas
Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc.Mandisa currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and the American Humanist Association, and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. She is also an active speaker and has presented at conferences and conventions for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others.
Music : Matt Harlan
Houston favorite, Matt Harlan is a troubadour of the first degree, bringing his handcrafted songs to stages across his home state of Texas, the USA and Europe.
Recording and releasing new collections every few years, his first four studio albums drew ample praise from national and international Americana music lovers - landing in ears and on charts - setting the stage for the 2019 release of “Best Beasts” his fifth (and possibly best) record to date.
Harlan is a winner of multiple songwriting accolades, from outfits like American Songwriter, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Billboard. He was even named Singer-Songwriter of the Year in the 2013 Texas Music Awards and featured alongside a stellar cast of characters (Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark) in the documentary, “For the Sake of the Song.”
In his travels, Matt has shared stages big and small with celebrated local music friends (Jimmy Pizzitola, Little Outfit, Gabe Wootton, Will Van Horn), Americana greats (Guy Clark, James McMurtry, Steve Earle) and modern luminaries alike (John Fullbright, Adam Carroll, Jamie Lin Wilson, Hayes Carll).
6500 Rookin St
Houston, TX 77074
Doors open at 10:00 AM. Gathering starts at 11:00 AM
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