Race, Reason,and Discourse -An afternoon with Alix JulesFebruary 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Alix will discuss the growing climate of racial tension in the US through the eyes of a skeptic, racial discourse in the secular community, and how secularists can address these issues through a cooperative lens of Humanism. Alix Jules is a writer, activist, social critic and commentator based in Dallas, Texas whose activism has garnered national attention on matters of race, religion, and politics. He’s been featured in various national secular campaigns and was the first atheist featured in Ebony Magazine. He’s a Brooklyn native who grew up staunchly Catholic, where his unanswered questions eventually led him to Atheism by way of Christianity, Islam, and then Skepticism. He is a founding member of the largest Freethought organization in North Texas, advises for the Center for Inquiry and American Humanist Association, and is an organizer for Black Nonbelievers of Dallas. As an academic nomad he’s studied computing and data interpretation from Columbia and Northwestern and the foundations of the mind at Harvard. His writing can be found on various venues including Secular Nation, Free Inquiry, American Atheist Magazine, and Time Magazine. You can also find Alix challenging modern convictions on the Graffiti Wall on Patheos, his self-titled blog on The Orbit, and as a regular on-air personality on the largest Atheist Podcast: Dogma Debate w/David Smalley.
Event Location and Contact Information:
Fort Smith Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas