The Feminist Humanist Alliance is recruiting 3 new leadership council members!

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Who we are

The Feminist Humanist Alliance (FHA) is a nation-wide, volunteer-led affinity group of the non-profit American Humanist Association (AHA) that advances the principles of humanism and inclusive feminism. We strive for social progress through promoting critical consciousness and direct action.

There is a natural tie between humanist thought and support for social justice. The FHA uses understanding and compassion to challenge various forms of bigotry. We believe that breaking down casual biases and exclusionary attitudes is essential to broad social change.

What our leadership council does

Our Leadership Council develops initiatives to advance feminism and humanism and serves as an advisory council to the AHA. In 2019, the council’s main initiatives are to facilitate greater inclusion in AHA’s annual conference through a scholarship program and watch parties, and to establish a humanist social justice representatives program across the country in collaboration with AHA’s chapters and affiliates.

We appreciate the fact that we don’t lead single-issue lives and consider it important to recognize the differences that comprise our unique identities, experiences and worldviews. As community leaders, it’s our responsibility to consider who is included and excluded in decision-making and activity we engage in.

We respect and center the input, struggle and social context of trans women, people of color and genderqueer persons so our fight for social progress doesn’t leave anyone behind.

We seek a new group of leaders who have:

  • Grassroots activism experience

  • Strong humanist, activist, and/or feminist networks

  • Passion or interest in advancing the interests of womxn in nontheist spaces

Passion or interest in furthering humanism People of Color and TG/NC folks are encouraged to apply.

Level of commitment

The Council requires a commitment of one virtual council meeting per month (usually 12–1 PM ET the first Wednesday), one hour per month of committee work, and alliance membership outreach. Council members should be members of the AHA and in 2019 membership dues are waived for council members. Additionally, service on the council includes opportunities for speaking engagements at national conferences and events.

Service on the council is a volunteer position. The LGBTQ Humanist Alliance is also recruiting new council members at this time. For more information and to apply, contact the alliance coordinator, Rachel Deitch: rdeitch@americanhumanist.org.