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Atheists United 5k Run Fundraiser


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2020/05/08

Atheists United organized a run to raise funds. Well, if you’re a walker or a runner, or something else, like a biker or a (rock n’) roller, then you were going to be in (virtual) company, as they organized this virtually for a Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This is a great initiative for a community or a bunch of communities in dire need.

Sikivu Hutchinson and others have continually been at the forefront of focus on secular communities who are LGBTQIA+ affirming, and who are predominantly people of colour. If you left the Black Church, the Nation of Islam, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or some other religious group, where would, or could, you go at that point? One of the answers is the secular communities of colour who Mandisa Thomas, Sikivu Hutchinson, Bridgett Crutchfield, and a number of others have been at the forefront.

The May 7th 5k (not in miles!) was planned for the same day as the National Day of Prayer of the Christians who consider America a Christian nation, i.e., Christian Nationalists. With the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in America, raging onward, a virtual 5k fundraiser seems like a delightful way to have done some good for secular communities who don’t get as much attention or as good a treatment as one would necessarily hope.

Kudos to all who took part!


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