National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents "gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith" With Mandisa Thomas, Atlanta, Ga Area Resident
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Black Nonbelievers Founder and President Mandisa Thomas will be a featured panelist in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's (NMAAHC) "gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith"
"'gOD-Talk' brings together an exceptional group of panelists to discuss timely issues with religion and spirituality today," said Teddy R. Reeves, museum specialist of religion at NMAAHC. "This groundbreaking program expands the public discourse around Black faith and spirituality. It is moving the conversation beyond the traditional forms of religious practice to better understand the new and dynamic ways that individuals are choosing to engage with religion in the digital age."
"I am excited and honored to be a part of the Smithsonian's 'gOD-Talk' program," says Mandisa Thomas. "These important conversations about Black faith are needed now during this pandemic more than ever, and it is also crucial to include those of us who do not believe in god at all. We have always been a part of our communities, and our voices are necessary."
This year "gOD-Talk" will take place online only, and will be an intergenerational (Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z) conversation. Previously the program has been produced in the following cities with a live audience: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and Virginia Beach.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Occupying a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-
The Center for the Study of African American Religious Life promotes scholarship, collects religious artifacts and produces public programming to expand the ways religion is acknowledged and explored by the nation's research and cultural institutions. The center provides resources and convening opportunities to study the central role religion has played in shaping African American history and culture with a global community of faith leaders, scholars and the public.