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September 2018

Forum- Nigeria: Religious Conflict & Humanism

When: Sunday, September 09 2018 @ 11:00 AM - - 12:15PM
Where: Humanist House
1180 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
Description: Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), a SF Bay nonprofit (, has promoted humanism for two years in religiously-conflicted Nigeria - Africa's wealthiest and most populous nation.

This presentation will first explain religious extremism in the Islamic north (Boko Haram terrorism & the Almajiri system) and the Christian south (the "witch child" phenomenon).

Next, the heroic actions of Nigeria's atheists/humanists will be examined (Leo Igwe, Mubarak Bala, etc.).

Thirdly, the efforts of BBI to promote secular humanism will be depicted: they've offered 20 Critical Thinking workshops, plus vocational training and humanitarian aid for the Almajjiri, and startup funding - accompanied by humanist lectures - to Women's Collectives in the Al-amin Dagash Refugee Camp in Maiduguri.

Finally, BBI's future goal to start a "mobile humanist school" for refugee children will be clarified.

BBI director Hank Pellissier will present, with assistance from Bernice Onuoha.

This event is sponsored by Humanist Community in Silicon Valley

(See event web page)

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