Meet Sikivu

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, novelist, playwright and director. She is the author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic (2021), Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (2020), White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the year and in 2020 she was a recipient of the Harvard Humanist of the Year award.

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, novelist, playwright and director. She is the author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic (2021), Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (2020), White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the year and in 2020 she was a recipient of the Harvard Humanist of the Year award.

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Sikivu Featured on PFLAG’s “Something to Talk About Live” show

On January 25, Sikivu was featured on PFLAG’s Something to Talk About Live show, subtitled “Black History Should be Celebrated All Year Long”. The discussion centered on creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth and Black parents/caregivers of Black queer youth, as well as the importance of centering Black queer affirming books, curricula, and school climate assessments. From PFLAG’s Youtube channel: “As we head into Black History Month, at a time when books written by Black authors are being removed from

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Holding Space for Niani: Killer Cops, Domestic Violence and the War on Black Women

Niani Finlayson By Sikivu Hutchinson On December 4th, twenty seven year-old Niani Finlayson, a mother of two young daughters, was shot and killed by L.A. County Sheriff’s (LASD) deputy Ty Shelton in Lancaster, California. Finlayson had called 911 after she was injured by her boyfriend during a domestic violence dispute. It is also alleged that Finlayson was trying to defend one of her daughters against abuse by this individual. The LASD claims that Finlayson was wielding a knife and threatening to stab her boyfriend when police arrived at

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