CHA at Con Nooga!
Come visit us in the hallway at the Chattanooga Convention Center! We’ll have free posters and buttons for anyone who stops by.
To new folks checking us out, please see the Events page to learn about our monthly Assembly, Board Game Meetup, and Dinner. Also, be sure to take a look at the About page to learn about what the Chattanooga Humanist Assembly is all about!
Friday, February 24 – Sunday February 26
1150 Carter St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Sunday, February 26: CHA Dinner
Please join us for our monthly dinner! There’s a $4 charge to cover the cost of food, plus $3 for wine and beer, if you choose to partake.
Sunday, February 26, at 5:00 PM
3224 Navajo Dr.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
March 12 Assembly: Mandisa Thomas
Mandisa Thomas is a founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, I quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. I couldn’t help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence in today’s society,” she recalls.
Mandisa has a number of media appearances to her credit, including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN.com, and JET magazine. She has been a guest on podcasts such as The Humanist Hour and Ask an Atheist, as well as the documentaries Contradiction and My Week in Atheism. Mandisa currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and the Reason Rally Coalition, and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. She also is an active speaker, and has presented at conferences/conventions for Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others.
As the president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., Mandisa works to encourage more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones. “The more we make our presence known, the better our chances of working together to turn around some of the disparities we face. We are NOT alone.”