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So Skepticon 11 is coming up. They had a one year hiatus, but now raring to go. Here's the speaker line-up so far. Lots of movers and shakers in society; you know, the people who get things done to improve the lives of us all by using skepticism.
Cora Harrington is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict as well as the author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie.
Marissa Alexa McCool is an LGBT-rights activist and speaker, multiple podcast host, author, columnist, and stage performer whose goal is to speak out, speak loudly, and bring visibility to LGBT issues. She hosts the Inciting Incident and The Cis Are Getting Out of Hand podcasts ...
Ashton P. Woods: Unapologetically Black, same gender loving, HIV positive & atheist. ... Ashton’s belief in Black liberation and inter-sectional justice is highlighted by his active involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice, feminism, LGBTQ rights and secular activism.
DR. JUHEM NAVARRO-RIVERA is one of the leading scholars at the intersection of race, religion, and politics in the United States. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies, the co-chair of the Latinx Humanist Alliance, and member of the board of directors of the American Humanist Association. [A blogger at The Orbit; last blog post of substance was 4 months ago.]
Megan Kenny and Rajani Gudlavalleti (2 for 1?): As a team, we have held workshops for the National GLSEN conference and the National Secular Student Alliance (SSA) conference. Our goals in these conversations are: 1) to provide participants with tools for honest conversation about implicit racial bias, structural racism, and white supremacy as both conscious and unconscious practices; 2) to encourage participants to reflect on their own identities, specifically racial and gender-related identities, in the context of advancing social justice; and 3) share lessons learned on building, challenging, and strengthening multi-racial friendships and relationships.
Miri Mogilevsky is a writer, speaker, activist, and social worker based in Columbus, Ohio ... Her blog, Brute Reason, covers social justice, psychology, mental health, sexuality, and other stuff she cares about. Most of her writing touches on issues like consent and autonomy, direct communication, community building, and rational thinking. [Another blogger at The Orbit, puts up a post about once every 2 months; you be hard pressed to find the topics she listed here in the blog posts she writes over there.]