Philosophy and Principles | Feminist Caucus
FC Today: Philosophy and Principles
Description of the AHA FC for 2010 – 2015
The American Humanist Association’s Feminist Caucus is a network of AHA members who appreciate that women have more to contribute to the AHA and our humanist organizations and also much more to contribute to enhance the quality of life for men and women, girls and boys in local-to-global society -- toward achieving sustainable peace through the pursuit of justice, not just gender justice. The Feminist Caucus is for AHA members who want to work for the advancement of women's rights and just relations between men and women in all aspects of society and who want to develop, promote, and live by the philosophy and principles of partnership as described in the works of Riane Eisler.
We caucus by gathering in groups at AHA conferences (and at IHEW conferences and elsewhere) and by communicating electronically – to exchange ideas, educate and assist each other, and design action plans to affect positively the AHA itself and the world around us.
AHA FC activities fall into four major categories:
- Identification of organizational and societal inequities & needs and challenges & opportunities to be addressed;
- Conduct of feminist issue break out sessions and/or strategy meetings at AHA Annual conferences;
- Selection and presentation of the Humanist Heroine Awards; and
- Nomination of candidates for various kinds of functions and recognition with the AHA.