Sikivu Hutchinson, Author of "Moral Combat: Black Atheism, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars"
Meet Sikivu Hutchinson
Author of Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars
Reading and book signing
Sunday, April 3rd, 2 pm $5-$10 donation at the door
At Revolution Books / Libros Revolución 5726 Hollywood Blvd. (& Wilton) LA, 90028
the book I examine the implications of black Christian religiosity,
skepticism, humanism, and atheism from an African American feminist
perspective, taking on Christian fundamentalist fascism and the
hijacking of public morality....despite longstanding traditions of
secular humanism, skepticism, and Freethought espoused by such thinkers
as Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen and Richard
Wright, atheism remains a taboo belief system in black communities."
Sikivu Hutchinson is the author of Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles
and has published fiction, essays and critical theory in Social Text,
California English, Black Agenda Report and American Atheist Magazine.
She is a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Humanist Studies.
She has recently defended Planned Parenthood from the "right-wing lynch mob" in an article Planned Parenthood and the Rape of American Women [read here].
PZ Myers, of the popular science blog, Pharyngula,
posted today about Sikivu at Revolution Books: "You should go, if you
can, or at least pick up a copy of her book - she's one of the strong
sharp voices of modern atheism."
Check out Sikivu's blog [here]. Her book is available at Revolution Books, $16.95, paperback.
Listen to SIKIVU HUTCHINSON being interviewed live on The Michael Slate Show this Friday, April 1st, 10 to 11 am, KPFK radio,