Kevon’s presentation centered around the need for secular communities or color. It also examined, in depth, the general state of religiosity within the black community especially. He also touched on the push back these secular groups receive from both “more traditional” atheist organizations and from religious people of color.
Kevon Cameron is an atheist, humanist, activist, and organizer. Originally born in Jamaica, his family moved to New York when he was barely 4 years old. Though he was raised by traditional, “old school” parents who became more religious over time, he was never convinced that there is a higher power.
For 4 and a half years he was the lead organizer for Black Nonbelievers of NYC. Recently he and several other former organizers have combined their efforts to create The Black Secular Collective. In addition, he is also a co-organizer for the Gotham Atheists meetup group and sits on the board of the Secular Humanist Society of NYC.
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