Hispanic American Freethinkers, Inc. (HAFree) is a non-profit charity, an educational organization that serves as a resource and supports Hispanic freethinkers who promote the search for truth through science, rational thought, and critical thinking. We are humanists who assert humankind’s right to set its own morality and destiny free of a god, with absolute freedom of conscience. We are skeptics who criticize supernatural claims and dogmas, rationally evaluate faith-based myths. We are secularists who support the separation of church and state in the United States Constitution.
Founded in 2010, we are based in Washington, DC, with local chapter groups across the United States. Our members confront pseudoscience, supernatural and paranormal claims, and superstition, with naturalistic, evidence-based approaches to knowledge. We educate the public on rational thought and promote it by creating video and podcasts, staging peaceful protests, erecting street signs, writing articles, running conferences, organizing community activities, and giving media interviews.
We peacefully and lawfully work to keep faith-based and supernatural beliefs from influencing our public institutions and our private lives. Our core values are a commitment to the Hispanic community to:
David Tamayo – President & Founder
Mr. Tamayo is an activist who strives to educate young Hispanics in the U.S. with the skills in critical thinking and the Constitutional ideals of Church State separation. He has Bachelor’s in Computers Science from GWU and a Masters in Management Information Technology from UVA. He is the organizer of the HAFree High School Outreach Mentor Program. Among other activities, he sponsors High Schools’ Cybersecurity Teams to compete in the U.S.A.F. National CyberPatriot Competition, hosts the television Show “Road to Reason”, hosts of the Spanish-language HAFree podcast “Contrapuntos”, is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Secular Student Alliance and is currently working on a documentary film about U.S. Latinos and their beliefs. He is owned by Lexie, the oldest (16+) and healthy known St. Bernard dog in Northern Virginia.
Emmanuel Donate Perez, JD – Director
Emmanuel Donate received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras. Afterwards he graduated from law school and became a licensed attorney in Georgia practicing in family law. Emmanuel is currently enrolled at the University of Georgia as a PhD student in Physics and Astronomy with a research focus in Radio Astronomy. He has many years of teaching experience from 6th grade to the university level in math, physics, and law. During his off hours he spends his time teaching and studying martial arts.
Adriana Buenaventura Martinez – Director
Ms. Buenaventura Martinez is a constitutional lawyer in Colombia and is currently taking “Paralegal Studies” at Northern Virginia Community College. From a young age, she identified herself as an atheist and actively supports church-state separation.
As a woman and as a feminist, she believes that the decoupling of all religious dogma is the clearest way for the full development of women around the world. She strongly believes that through education, the usage of critical thinking, and the creation of open spaces for dialogue it is possible to build a better society.