Writer and activist Alix Jules presented a program, Race and Racism in America, which explored topics including racial tones in culture, religion, and their effect on US politics. He reviewed some of the current stats and prevailing theories that continue to shape racial dynamics, while examining the concept of privilege in the Era of Trump. The writer also shared a candid, but humorous look at why Humanists often struggle with finding proper footing when discussing these topics. Jules touched on the backlash against PC culture and why words like “diversity” became a pejorative.
This program was underwritten in part by a Harvey LeBrun Chapter Grant through the American Humanist Association.
Wilmington’s March for Science was short on only one thing: time.
With 750 sign-carrying marchers, a packed auditorium, and an overly-ambitious roster of speakers, organizers opted to cut the pre-March program short. That left half a dozen speakers on the rally equivalent of the cutting room floor.
Phillip Drum was at the top of the speaker roster at the Rally preceding the March for Science – Wilmington. Phillip is a board member of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear, and board treasurer. HFCF was the nonprofit sponsor of the March for Science, providing fiscal management, organizational support, administrative volunteers, and a large contingent of marchers.
Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear is the official sponsor of the March for Science – Wilmington, which anticipates a crowd of 500 science-loving locals for a rally at Roland Grise Middle School and march to Hugh MacRae Park. The march will merge with the annual Earth Day Festival at the park, where HFCF will have a booth. HFCF’s support of the march aligns with the organization’s pledge to welcome all people with an interest in promoting science-based reasoning, social justice, secularism, environmentalism, peace, and personal ecological responsibility.