When: Thursday 22nd June 2017, 7.30pm
Please note the date carefully – this is the fourth Thursday of the month!
Where: Catford (map)
Gender segregation: How fundamentalists are dividing Britain
We were looking forward to Chris visiting us and talking about this topic in January. After that talk had to be cancelled, due to illness, we are delighted that we have been able to reschedule for this month.
What does the rise of fundamentalist movements mean for the secularist goal of creating a more free, equal and fair society? What tactics are fundamentalist groups using to challenge secular laws and norms?
Using the example of the on-going campaign against gender segregation, Chris Moos is going to talk about his experience exposing fundamentalist groups and their attempts to use public institutions to impose their sexist views on others. He will also show how current gender segregation practices unearth many of the issues long-thought resolved with the end of racial segregation. The talk will be followed by a discussion, when everyone is welcome to join in.
Chris Moos is a secularist activist. He has successfully campaigned for the right to free expression and against gender segregation at universities, as well as the accommodation of religious codes in the British legal system. He was a nominee for the Secularist of the Year 2014, and is a member of the Council of the National Secular Society
You can follow Chris Moos on Twitter.