For Immediate Release
Merrill Miller, 202-238-9088 ext. 105,
(Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 5, 2016)—The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce the election of Ian Dodd as one of the newest members of the organization’s board of directors.
As a member of the American Humanist Association board, Dodd will join the leadership of the oldest and largest humanist organization in the United States. He brings a wealth of experience in organizing and leading sustainable humanist groups. In 2013, he founded Sunday Assembly Los Angeles, a chapter of the international “atheist church” Sunday Assembly. It has grown to become the largest and most active Sunday Assembly chapter in the United States. He is also a humanist celebrant.
“I look forward to bringing my community organizing skills to the national level so that I can assist the American Humanist Association in introducing the increasing number of nonreligious Americans to the positive, ethical philosophy of humanism,” said Dodd.
“We are fortunate to add Ian Dodd’s expertise to our leadership,” said Rebecca Hale, President of the American Humanist Association. “Through his experience in nurturing and growing humanist communities, he brings a valuable perspective on grassroots organizing that will strengthen our movement nationally.”
The American Humanist Association board of directors, made up of twelve unpaid volunteers, is democratically elected by its membership. Dodd will begin his first term as an American Humanist Association board member on January 1, 2017, along with Sunil Panikkath of New York, New York. A full list of the American Humanist Association’s board of directors is available here.
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which—without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.