The American Humanist Association is proud to host the Secular Social Justice 2018 Conference in Washington DC!

This year's lineup includes community organizers, social activsts, storytellers, policy experts, and performance artists.

Join us and register today!

9:00am – registration and exhibit tables open

9:25am-9:40am – Sikivu Hutchinson and Jessica Xiao (event MC): welcoming/introductions


9:40-10:20am – Diane Burkholder and Ashton Woods: "Not Your Negro: Building Social Justice Spaces For The Oppressed"

10:20-11:00am – Nazgol Ghandnoosh: "Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System"


11:00-11:15am – break; Q&A with Diane Burkholder, Ashton Woods, and Nazgol Ghandnoosh


11:15-11:55am – Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan: "Disability from an intersectional lens"

11:55am-12:35pm – Juhem Navarro-Rivera: "Immigration Justice for Humanists"


12:35-1:25pm – lunch break

  • 1:10-1:25pm  special prize raffle 

1:25-1:40pm  Gowri K. – performance art

1:40-2:20pm – Rajani Gudlavalleti: "Unlearning Nixon's Lies: Harm Reduction as a Strategy to End the War on Drugs"


2:20-2:35pm – break; Q&A with Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, and Rajani Gudlavalleti


2:35-3:10pm Candace Gorham: "Pipe Dreams: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline is Destroying Communities of Color"

3:10-3:50pm Tracye Redd: "No Progress Without Confrontation"


3:50-4:05pm – break; Q&A with Candace Gorham and Tracye Redd

4:05-5:05pm Whitney ShepardTracye Redd & Samreena Farooqui (moderator): "The Need to Decolonize and Get Free"

5:05-5:15pm – closing remarks