Bridget R. Gaudette is the Executive Director of the Humanists of Florida Association and the Marketing & Grants Manager for Foundation Beyond Belief. Bridget was a contributor to the book, BlackNones, a book highlighting black atheist conversion stories and is currently writing a book, Grieving for the Living: Effects of Disownment in Adulthood.
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Mandisa Thomas is one of the co-founders and current President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. The mission of this organization is fourfold: to provide secular fellowship, to nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out, to promote atheist pride, and to organize nonbelievers for charitable causes. Read more
Ian Cromwell is mostly known for his blog The Crommunist Manifesto at Freethought Blogs. He focuses on topics including race/racism, religion, politics, and a number of other related social justice topics. He occasionally speaks publicly on the same topics and would gladly speak or sit as a panelist at up-coming conferences and conventions. Read more
Lauren Anderson Youngblood is the Communications Manager for the Secular Coalition for America. I’ve started this series with her for very specific reasons: She is one of only a handful of black atheists in a paid position within a national atheist organization. Her story and background are not what you’d expect to hear from a black atheist. Her education, experience, family and employment would make her an ideal speaker at a convention and yet she’s never been asked to speak. Read more