SSA Backbone Award

Sikivu was awarded the Backbone Award by the Secular Student Alliance Check it out here: The SSA Backbone Award is given to an individual within the secular movement who is a guide and inspiration to secular students and student groups. This person has demonstrated a passion and commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Secular Student […]

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2016 Secular Social Justice Conference features largest gathering of atheist of color activists

On January 29th and 30th, over one-hundred people gathered at Rice University in Houston, Texas for the first biannual Secular Social Justice conference featuring atheists, humanists and freethinkers of color. Participants came from across the nation to brainstorm, coalition-build and discuss issues of importance to communities of color in an era of intense backlash against […]

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Sikivu Hutchinson’s White Nights, Black Paradise

David Anderson recently wrote about White Nights, Black Paradise. Check it out here: Sikivu Hutchinson has made a truly impressive fiction debut with her first novel, White Nights, Black Paradise. She has brought a unique perspective to bear upon the story of Jim Jones, the People’s Temple movement, and the tragedy of Jonestown, one which, […]

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Are We Black, Proud and Socialist?

Annie Dawid recently wrote about White Nights, Black Paradise. Check it out here: In answer to Jim Jones’ resonating question, Sikivu Hutchinson has written a novel that defiantly shouts Yes! White Nights, Black Paradise frames Peoples Temple and Jonestown within an African-American perspective, something which no published novel has yet managed. Of the handful of […]

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Sikivu Reading for the Feminist Conversations Series

The upcoming USC-Dornsife’s Feminist Conversations Series will be featuring Sikivu. Check it out here: Reading excerpts from her new novel White Nights, Black Paradise, visiting scholar Sikivu Hutchinson will discuss black women’s involvement in the Peoples Temple movement, the cultural and political context of the Jonestown era and the problem of organized religion. Click here for […]


THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, THE BLACK CHURCH, AND THE TRAGIC LEGACY OF JONESTOWN

Sikivu was interviewed by Anita Little for Religion Dispatches. Check it out here: I recently met with author Sikivu Hutchinson on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she’s currently a visiting scholar at the USC Center for Feminist Research. We talked about the founding of the People’s Temple, why so many […]

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Feminism, Race, and Religion: An Interview with Sikivu Hutchinson by Kile Jones

Sikivu was interviewed by Kile Jones for Feminism and Religion. Check it out here: While black Churches are burning, and black children are being gunned down by police, I felt it important to speak with someone who is involved in raising awareness on the role of racism and cultural imperialism in American society. I am […]