The second annual African Humanist Youth Days (AHYD) event is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 – 8 July, 2017 at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
The theme for this year’s event is “African Youth for critical thinking and active Humanism“. It will be attended by delegates from Humanist Organizations across Nigeria as well as delegates from Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. IHEU Director of Advocacy, Elizabeth O’Casey, is an invited speaker.
Over two days, the conference will be a great opportunity to educate, discuss and share information on Humanism, activism and strategies for the promotion of critical thinking and freethought across the continent. It will also serve as a platform for networking and building local and international working relationships and alliances.
There will be presentations by Leo Igwe on “Critical Thinking, Dogma and African Enlightenment in an Internet Age”, and a talk on “Religion and Critical Thinking In Mental Health Practice in Nigeria” by Dr. Olatunde Olayinka Ayinde, a Psychiatrist and Social Critic.
This event is hosted by the Humanist Assembly of Lagos (HAL) and sponsored by the IHEU and IHEYO with organizational support from the IHEYO African working group.