It’s nearly time for Secular Week of Action — an opportunity for all Americans to participate in civic life through volunteerism — April 30 – May 9, 2021.

Secular Week of Action is a call to secular communities across the country to put their secular values into action. Organized by Foundation Beyond Belief, an organization that’s been a tremendous supporter of ATXHAW, it provides an opportunity for all Americans to participate in civic life through volunteerism. This Week of Action is a meaningful alternative to the National Day of Prayer — a day set aside in federal law for “people of faith to pray for the nation.”

People throughout the United States believe deeply in the value of service and volunteerism, making Secular Week of Action an inclusive opportunity for all of us to work together for the common good —  including the millions of Americans whose personal practice does not include prayer. Secular, humanist, and faith organizations and individuals can all participate.

During this inspiring week, ATXHAW invites our volunteers and supporters to take actions that make a difference in our local community.

Secular Week of Action and Austin Humanists at Work — How you can get involved:

  • EAT Initiative food bag distribution
    • Sunday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m.
    • Sunday May 9 at 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
      • Deliver bags of food to camps in North Austin and check-in with residents
  • EAT Initiative food bag assembly
    • Saturday, May 1, 9-11 a.m.
    • Saturday, May 8, 9-11 a.m.
      • Meet and pack bags with nonperishable foods provided through EAT Initiative.
  • ATXHAW Knits and Giggles for Secular Week of Action
    • Knit, crochet, sew and craft with the Gettin’ Knotty Guild on Tuesday, May 4th, 6-9 p.m. at Pour House on Jollyville Road.
  • ATXHAW Secular Week of Action remote Plog-a-thon
    • Spend at least one hour during Secular Week of Action picking up litter around or beautifying your community. Post about it to raise awareness and share with ATXHAW + SWOA.

Earlier in March to kickoff Secular Week of Action, our board president Virginia Miller and board director Emilie Lutostanski joined a live webinar on how organizations can get involved in solving issues of food insecurity and homelessness. It’s worth a watch to see how secular, atheist and humanist organizations around the country are organizing for good — building food and needs pantries, holding giveaways, and more. Plus you can learn more about the impact Austin Humanists at Work has had in the last year.

Austin Humanists at Work and Secular Week of Action 2021: How to get involved! April 30-May 9

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